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Casper Heinrich Marten Petersen

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Source: Blue Book 1881, pg. 505-6.


Calumet County, population 15,085. Casper H.M. Petersen (Dem.), of New Holstein, was born in Mielberg, Schleswig, Germany, March 14, 1826; was educated at the Teachers' Seminary at Tondern, Schleswig, and followed the avocation of school teacher for five years; is by present occupation a farmer, he came to America in 1851, and first settled in Milwaukee; removed to Chicago in 1851, to Racine in 1855, and to New Holstein in 1861; was in the military service of Schleswig-Holstein, against Denmark, from 1848 to 1851, and participated in all the prominent battles during that time; was a member of the assembly from Calumet County in 1868, 1869, and 1872; was elected assemblyman for 1881, receiving 2,037 votes against 1,025 for C.W. Thurston (Rep.), and 125 votes for J.H. Haight (Greenbacker)


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