WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 27. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 9 Dec 1861 at Scandinavia and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in Stevenson, Alabama, 15 and 16 September 1863. Sick in the Division hospital in 1864. Mustered out with I Company at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 10 Feb 1865. Post war: Peterson, also known as “Jon Maelingen”, died on his farm at Iola (before 1894). Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p134) (Buslett p605) (Ager p315 e51)