|My Present Past
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|Malcolm Hamilton Peterson was born April 05, 1859 in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois to Jonas and Caring
(Petersdotter) Peterson. Jonas, Cora and son Peter, born 1850, immigrated to the United States in the summer
of 1853 from Skatelov, Kronobergs Lan, Sweden and settled in Princeton, Illinois where Jonas worked as a
carpenter and furniture builder. A daughter, Augusta was born on January 31, 1857 also in Princeton.
In 1866 the family moved to Wyanet where Jonas continued in the furniture business.
After attending high school in Wyanet, Malcolm attended Bryant & Stratton Business College in Chicago. He
returned to Wyanet to help with his fathers business in 1881.
In 1884 he was nominated by the Democratic County Convention to the office of Circuit Clerk and Recorder of
Bureau County and was elected to that position by the citizens of Bureau County in December of 1884.
In early 1885 he met Miss Jennie M. Roswall and they were married on April 29, 1885 in Princeton, Illinois.
Jennie was born May 09, 1868 to John and Regina Roswall in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. They had two sons,
Roswell Malcolm born February 16, 1886 and Melville Fuller born April 11, 1888, both in Princeton, Illinois.
In 1900, Malcolm was the proprietor of a hotel in Princeton. Malcolm H. Peterson died on November 01, 1904 in
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Princeton, Illinois.
His widow Jennie remarried on October 27, 1907 to Thomas H. Williams in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Jennie
remained in Chicago until her death on September 14, 1922. She is buried next to Malcolm in Oakland Cemetery.
|1900 Malcolm Peterson Princeton, Illinois
|1920 Jennie Peterson Williams Chicago, Illinois
|Mrs. M. H. (Jennie) Peterson Princeton, Illinois
|Mr. & Mrs. M. H. Peterson Princeton, Illinois
May 04, 1885