Peter Thuesen


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Peter C. Thuesen (ca. 1910).


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A Smorgasbord of Danish Immigrants

Peter was born in Denmark about 1889. At the age of 14 he immigrated to the Jacksonville, Iowa, area, and first worked as a farm hand at Niels Ohms’ place. He then studied photography in Effingham, Illinois. As early as 1909 he was taking pictures in Jacksonville, Kimballton, and Elk Horn. He committed suicide in the latter community in 1916, and is buried in the Jacksonville cemetery.


  • Photograph courtesy of Mae Ericksen Petersen.


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