1994 Joe Peterson

JOSEPH E. PETERSON

Joe Peterson was born at home in 1910 in Deer Creek Township just North of Delphi. Joe went to a one room school (Wingard) for the first five years. He walked through the fields to go to school. The schools consolidated to become Delphi Deer Creek Township School. Joe graduated from highschool in 1928 and went to Purdue University for 2 Short Courses. Joe came back to farm with his parents and brother (John) and has been farming ever since. Joe lists surviving the Great Depression as one of the major accomplishments in his life.

Joe has been self employed his entire life and has attended hundreds of extension meetings to keep updated on issues for the farmers.

Joe has been very involved in several community projects and committees. Some of those include: Township Farm Bureau Chairman, Farm Bureau Co-op Board, Carroll County Farm Management Association, Carroll County Purdue Ag. Alumni, Rural Youth, Delphi Housing, Carroll County Wabash and Erie Canal Association, Delphi Rotary Club, and various duties with the Delphi Presbyterian Church

Joe has been an Official Weather Observer for over 30 years and his observations appear regularly in the Carroll County Comet.

Joe and Elizabeth Stephens were married in 1938 and they have 2 children. A daughter, Virginia Allen who lives in East Lancing, Michigan; and a son, Stephen who lives in Aiken, South Carolina. They have 3 grand children.

February 11, 2010


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