This is a photo of my namesake family. The Peterson's of Custer County, Nebraska. The young man in the middle-back of the photo is Nels W. (Nelson) Peterson, my Great Grandfather. He was born Nels W. Nelson, but his father, Soren Nelson died when he was 4, shortly after they arrived in Nebraska. Nels' mother Maren later married Hans C. Peterson and the family is pictured here in 1904.
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