Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
JULIUS M. PETERSON, of the firm
of Pope & Peterson, liverymen of Chelan, is one of the industrious
and substantial business men of the county and has spent some time in this
section. He was born in Denmark, on May 23, 1872, the son of L. C.
and Christine (Junson) Peterson, also natives of Denmark. The father
died in 1895, but the mother still lives in South Dakota. The first
seven years of our subject's life were spent in his native land, where
he acquired an education, then he came with the balance of the family to
South Dakota. For ten years he made his home there, then went to
Colorado, after which he returned to Dakota, then journeyed west to Salt
Lake and finally located in Chelan. For some time he was in the employ
of Lyman R. Holt, and in 1903 he purchased a half interest in the livery
and transfer business named above. They now meet all the boats with
passenger rigs and do a general livery business in addition. Mr.
Peterson has the following brothers and sisters, Nels, Christ M., Alford,
Emanuel and Louis, all in Dakota; A. P. in Yakima county, Washington; Trina,
wife of C. Sornson, in North Yakima; Christina, wife of C. Hanson, in South
Dakota; Carrie, wife of James Montgomery, in South Dakota; and Victoria,
single and living at home.
Mr. Peterson is a member of the I. 0. 0. F.
and in political matters is a stanch Republican. He has never yet
seen fit to vacate the ranks of the jolly bachelors for the uncertain seas
of matrimonial life.