Biography of Jeremiah M. Peterson
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Peterson, Jeremiah M., was born in Potter county, Pa., April 26, 1851. Jacob D. Peterson, his father, was a native of Ohio, and came to the town of Avoca in 1854. He was an architect and millwright, which business he followed for many years, and if now residing in the town of Woodhull, Steuben county, at the ripe age of ninety years. He married Sarah A., daughter of William and Harriet Wiley, by whom he had nine children: Jeremiah M., Jacob D., Amenial, Orin J., Lorevo, Henry O., Mary M., Cynthia, and Emma. Jeremiah M. was a head sawyer for twenty five years, and since then has been a general jobber and dealer in lumber. He married Ora Adelia, daughter of Ezra and Margaret Strong, by whom he had four children: Dora L., Gay B., Adelbert J. D., and Fay. He was elected highway commissioner in 1894, on the Republican ticket, and is a leading member in Mountain Lodge No. 503, of I. O. O. F., also of the Canton Loyal, No. 43, of Hornellsville.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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