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Peterson, John C. 1886-1967


Posted By: Linda Mohning, volunteer (email)
Date: 5/27/2012 at 06:12:03

John C. Peterson, publisher of the Globe-Post at Le Mars and first lieutenant of Company K, Fifty-sixth Regiment, Iowa National Guard, doing service at the time this is written (in the fall of 1916), under command of the United States National Guard on the border duty at Brownsville, Texas, is a native son of Plymouth county and has resided here all his life, with the exception of two years spent at Iowa City and the time spent in pursing his college studies. He was born at the village of Remsen, March 30, 1886, son of Peter H. and Anna B. Peterson, natives of Denmark and early residents of this county, both of whom are still living.
Completing his elementary studies in the schools of Remsen, John C. Peterson was graduated from the high school in that village in 1904 and later pursued his studies at the Iowa State University, taking there the liberal arts and law courses during the years 1908-10, after which he entered the University of Michigan, from which he was graduated, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, in 1913. In the meantime he had been devoting his attention to newspaper work and upon completely his college work bought the Globe-Post at Le Mars, of which he since has been the publisher. Mr. Peterson is a Democrat and the columns of his paper reflect the policies of that party.
In 1908, during his residence in Iowa City, John C. Peterson enlisted as a private in Company A, the local company of the Iowa National Guard, and in 1910 was promoted to the rank of sergeant. On December 9, 1913, he enlisted in Company K, Fifty-sixth Regiment, Iowa National Guard, and on February 14, 1914, was elected second lieutenant and was thus serving when the regiment was ordered to Texas in the summer of 1916, for border duty, and on June 28, 1916, at Brownsville, Texas, he was made first lieutenant of the United States National Guard, during the continuance of the border, and is now serving in that capacity on the border.
On January 9, 1914, John C. Peterson was united in marriage to Ella Glasgow, who was born at Olive Branch, Illinois, February 3, 1889, daughter of Joseph Glasgow and wife, who were the parents of five children, besides Mrs. Peterson being Charles, Lloyd, of Olds, Canada; A. W. of ? , Nebraska, and Royce of Le Mars. To Mr. and Mrs. Peterson one child has been born, a son, John C., Jr.

Source: The History of Plymouth County, Vol. II, edited by W. S. Freeman, 1917


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