Biography of John G. Peterson
Miami County, Ohio Biographies





JOHN G. PETERSON, farmer: P. 0. Troy; was born in this county in May, 1832, and is a son of Ralph and Sarah Peterson. Mr. Peterson lived with his father till about 16 years of age, when he went to learn the stone cutter's trade in Piqua, which business he followed about thirteen years. He was married, in December, 1856, to Catharine P. Brooks, daughter of Clarkson F. and Sarah Brooks, who were born in New Jersey, but moved into New York State; thence to Ohio; then to Illinois, where they lived about sixteen years, and removed to Ohio, where they lived till they died. By this union they have had four children, viz.: Ada L., Willis M., Frederick W. and Sallie E.; the eldest Ada L., is now Mrs. Shearer. Mr. Peterson left his trade and went to farming on his father's farm in 1861, where he remained till the spring of 1866, when he bought the farm, upon which he now resides, and located thereon. He owns 85 acres of good second bottom land. Mr. Peterson was one who, during the rebellion, enlisted in the 100-day service, in 147th O. V. I., in which he served for four mouths, when they were mustered out, and returned home. He and his family are members of the Christian Church.

From:
History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880


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