Bio: Justesen, Peter (1914)

Surnames: Justesen, Johnson, Olson, Thompson, Kelly, Kirkham, Knudson 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 751-752 

Peter Justesen, a thrifty farmer of Eau Claire county, is the son of Just Petersen and Anna Kjerstina Johnson, and was born in Denmark on November 9, 1844. His father, who was a farmer and manufacturer of wooden shoes in Denmark, spent his whole life there and died at the age of 88 years. His mother was 46 years old at the time of her death. At the age of ten years Peter, who was thrown on his own resources, went to work on a farm and has ever since been self-supporting. He lived in his native country until he was 26 years of age, receiving a limited education. He came to the United States in 1870, his first employment being at railroading. Mr. Justesen married in 1878 Anna Marie Olson, daughter of Ole Thompson, and she was the mother of the following children: Anna is the wife of John Kelly; Mattie and Mary are milliners and live in Augusta; Gusta is the wife of Ralph Kirkham; Elsie is the wife of M. N. Knudson; Frank and Wallace. Since the death of Mrs. Justesen, which occurred on February 9, 1911, Mr. Justesen and his two sons, Frank and Wallace, have attended to all the work on the farm, which consists of 80 acres well improved. In religious convictions Mr. Justesen is affiliated with the Lutheran church.




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