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Delaware County, Iowa


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P. H. Petersen





     P. H. Petersen, an enterprising and substantial young citizen of Delaware county, is successfully engaged in business as a blacksmith in the village of Robinson. His birth occurred in Denmark on the 27th of April, 1887, his parents being Christian and Jensine Petersen. They emigrated to the United States in 1913 and took up their abode at Humboldt, in Humboldt county, Iowa. Of their nine children six survive, as follows: Catherine, who gave her hand in marriage to Carl Miller and resides at Marcus, Iowa; Christiana, who wedded Anton Frantzen and makes her home at Fort Dodge; Annie, the wife of Jacob Jacobson; P. H., of this review; Jens, who is engaged in the harness business in Robinson; and Marius, who resides with his parents on a farm near Humboldt, Iowa.

    P. H. Petersen spent the first twenty two years of his life in the land of his nativity and in 1909 crossed the Atlantic to the United States, landing on American shores on the 13th of July, of that year. He made his way direct to Iowa, and after a short residence at Fort Dodge, Webster county, went to Clear Lake in Cerro Gordo county, while subsequently he took up his abode at Dike, Grundy county. Thence he removed to Waterloo, in Black Hawk county, there following the trade of blacksmithing for two years. On the 15th of October, 1912, he settled at Robinson, a village of years' growth, and here erected a substantial shop in which he began work on the 1st of November following. He does all kinds of blacksmithing and wagon repairing and has built up an extensive and profitable patronage by reason of his honesty, energy and excellent workmanship.

       On the 6th of June, 1911, Mr. Petersen was united in marriage to Miss Celia Hansen, her father being J. P. Hansen, a native of Denmark. They have one child, Marian Lorette. Mr. Petersen is widely recognized as a progressive and public spirited young citizen and enjoys the high regard of all with whom he has come in contact through business or social relations.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 256-257. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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