Hello Forest County Residents!
This week a few new items were donated to the local history room which allowed me to learn more about the Peters Flower Shop that existed in Crandon from approximately 1920’s -1960’s. The shop was owned by Amalie (Erdman) Peters and run by her son Clarence Peters who worked at the shop his entire life. Amalie was married to Charles Peters but the donor did not remember a husband participating in the business. Charles may have died before the shop was open due to the fact that he was 24 years older than his wife. The Flower Shop sold flowers on one side of the shop and vegetables on the other side. The majority of the products were grown in their own garden and it was a very successful business in the area for several decades. The two boys in the photo below are Clarence and Linus Peters, the son of Amalie Peters. Clarence, the older brother, never married, lived with his mother until her passing, and worked in the flower shop his entire life. Clarence was stricken with a serious illness in infancy that caused him to lose his hearing. Linus graduated from Crandon High School and then attended college at UW- Madison in 1921. He married Eva M Yungfer of Tomahawk in 1933. Linus worked in the lumber industry as well as a surveyor. He eventually became an engineer for the Wisconsin Highway Department before he died of complications from surgery. If anyone has photos of the Peters Flower Shop please let me know I would love to see them!