|NELS PETERSON, of Oregon, is the only son of Claus Peterson, a small farmer of Denmark. His mother was Jeriune (Jetson) Peterson, and he has four sisters, Sophia, of Madison; Maria, (Mrs. Antonson) of Denmark; Lena (Mrs. Emery Nelson) of Oregon township; Caroline (Mrs. Carl Nelson) of Oregon township, who were all born and educated in Denmark.Nels Peterson, also born in Denmark, June 15, 1866, and educated there, started out for himself when he was eighteen years of age, and coming to the United States, settled in Oregon where he has spent most of the subsequent time, with the exception of two years when he lived in Baraboo, and worked as fireman for the C. & N. W. R’y., and one year when he lived in St. Paul.
He owns eighty-five acres of cultivated land has made considerable improvement on the place since he purchased it. It is run as a general farm, although he devotes a good deal of attention to dairying and hog raising.
June 1, 1895, he married Miss Minnie Madson, daughter of Rasmus and Maren (Anderson) Madson of Oregon township. Mrs. Peterson and her parents are all natives of Denmark; they came to America in 1878, and after spending a year in Rock county, Wis., came to Oregon township, Dane where they still live.
Mr. and Mrs. Peterson have two children George Walter and Robbie Clarence, both born in Oregon township and now attending school there.
Mr. Peterson is an independent in his politics; he attends the Lutheran church, is a member of the school board, and belongs to the Modern Woodmen of Oregon.1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 707.