The History of Peerless Machine Company
A. Rasmussen and C. Rasmussen are treasurer and vice president
respectively, of the Peerless Machine Company, which was
incorporated in 1916. This company was formed for the manufacture of
high speed power hack saws and their machines are now upon the
markets of England, Denmark, Holland and Japan. In the conduct of
this undertaking they have shown a most enterprising and progressive
spirit and each month marks a notable advance in the success of the
business. The brothers have been lifelong residents of Racine
County, their birth having occurred in North Cape Township in 1878
and 1880, respectively, the parents being Hans and Mary (Hansen)
Rasmussen, both of whom were born in Denmark. They came to the
United States in 1871, settled in Chicago and were there married.
They began their domestic life in that city, but after three years
removed to a farm in North Cape Township, Racine County, where Mr.
Rasmussen continued to engage in general agricultural pursuits up to
the time of his death, which occurred twenty-four years ago. After
the demise of her husband, Mrs. Rasmussen established her home in
Racine, where she still resides. In their family were eight
children, as follows: Peter and Martin, both of whom are residents
of Racine; A. and Charles, of this review; Mary, at home; Anna, who
is the wife of Frank Ewen and resides in Michigan; Emma, who gave
her hand in marriage to Thomas Temerr, of Racine; and Katie. at
Source: Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1916, 1216 pgs.
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