Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     NIELS PEDERSEN is one of the industrious and intelligent agriculturists of Dougas county and his present residence, which is one half mile north from Farmer postoffice, is on land which he secured from the government by homestead and timber culture right.  He has a good farm, which he has made very productive and upon which he has bestowed his labors for all the time since coming here.  He does general farming, raising mostly, however, the cereals, but also handling some stock.
     Niels Pedersen was born in Jutland, Denmark, on August 26, 1863, the son of Peter and Mary (Petersen) Pedersen, natives of Denmark.  He was educated in his native place and there remained until he had grown to young manhood.  It was 1882, that he came to the United States, settling first in Nebraska, where Harvard county was the scene of his labors for a time.  Thence he removed to Umatilla county, Oregon, and there he farmed for a time, also.  It was from that place, Mr. Pedersen came to Douglas county and took his claims as stated before.  He has in addition to his farm property some fine graded cattle and horses and is one of the skillful breeders of stock in this vicinity.
     The marriage of Mr. Pederson occurred in this county, on November 13, 1890, when Miss  Christina, daughter of Niels Peter and Mary (Jensen) Hanson, became his bride.  Her parents are natives of Denmark, where they still live.  The father served for considerable time in the Danish army.  Mrs. Pedersen has one half brother, James Christensen.  To Mr. and Mrs. Pedersen the following children have been born; Mary N., on July 26, 1891; Emma O., on December 14, 1894; Albert P., on January 15, 1896; Ellcie C., on August 27, 1897, now deceased; Walter M., on March 1, 1901; and Rosa M., on June 17, 1903.  The children were all born in this county.  Mr. and Mrs. Pedersen are members of the Lutheran church and are good people.