Charles A. Peterson was born in the province of Ostergotland, Sweden, Jan. 6, 1860. Coming to this country in 1880 he located first in Chicago, then at Kankakee and finally at Hoopeston. For three years from 1881 he was employed by the North Western Horse Nail Co. of chicago, and subsequently by the Superior Horse Nail Co. of Kankakee, remaining with the establishment after it became the property of the Hoopeston Horse Nail Co.in 1897 and up to the present time. Mr. Peterson is now foreman of the factory.
He was married in Chicago May 31, 1890, to Miss Hulda Johnson, who was born in Smaland, July 1, 1833, and came with her parents to this country in 1870. The children are four in number: Charlotta, born 1891, Raymond, 1893, Carl, 1895, and Violet, 1901.
The family belongs to the First Presbyterian Church of Hoopeston.