HUGH PETERSON, farmer, P.O. Ada, was born in Adams County, Ind., July 7, 1852. He is a son of D.S. and Harriet (McDowell) Peterson, both natives of Ohio. His father has spent the greater part of his life in this State and Indiana, where he farmed until 1860, since which time he has been on the P.,Ft.W.&C. Railroad, at present having charge of the line from Crestline to Lima. Hugh was educated at the schools of Fort Wayne and Lima. He spent a few years on the railroad, and then, in 1872, came to this county and bought, in connection with his father, 460 acres of land in Liberty and Washington Townships. He is a partner with his father, and takes the whole management of the farm, at which he has been unusually successful. He makes a specialty of grain. In 1882, he raised and shipped 3,900 bushels of wheat (they having a siding at their farm), and shipped 103 car loads of straw. On November 4, 1875, he was married to Mathilda Dearth, a native of Liberty Township, of which her father was a pioneer. They have three children-D.S., E.W. and May Prudence. In politics, Mr. Peterson is a Republican.
History of Hardin County, Warner Beers Co., 1883