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Peter M. Anderson
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1864, Sweden
Death: Sep. 18, 1923
Prophetstown
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA

s/o Anders Jacobsen Anderson & Johanna (Danielson) Anderson
News article in the Gazette of Sterling, IL. on September 19th, 1923.
Prophetstown Man is Found Dead in Crib
Peter Anderson believed to have ended life by taking poison-worried over estate.
Peter Anderson, 60, of Prophetstown was found dead in a corn crib at his home about 11 o'clock last night. Mr. Anderson's death is believed to have been due to taking poison with suicidal intent, a note having been left declaring that he was going to end all of his earthly worries. Mr. Anderson's brother, Victor, took his life about four months ago by swallowing carbolic acid.
Mr. Anderson's two nephews aged 8 and 10, retuned home from school Tuesday evening and when they found that the chores had not been done set about to search for their uncle. After several hours hunt about the premises, the lifeless body of Mr. Anderson was found in the corn crib.
Mr. Anderson is known to have worried considerable over the settlement of the estate of his brother Victor. He had been advised by friends to obtain legal counsel in settling up the affairs of the estate, but did not heed them. In the note left by Mr. Anderson he did not want to be bothered any more concerning the settlement of the estate and that he was going to end it all.
Mr. Anderson is survived by three brothers-Frank, Henry, an Gus-all of whom reside in the vicinity of Prophetstown, and one sister, Mrs. Carl Gustafson of Chicago. 
 
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 Parents:
  Johanna Danielson Anderson (1836 - 1917)
 
 Siblings:
  Frank Gustav Anderson (1860 - 1940)*
  Augusta Dorathea Anderson (1862 - 1922)*
  Peter M. Anderson (1864 - 1923)
  Axel Anderson (1865 - 1916)*
  Alfred Anderson (1868 - 1929)*
  Henry Anderson (1870 - 1953)*
  Victor Anderson (1872 - 1923)*
  Gust Anderson (1877 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Prophetstown
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section-4; Lot-W. 258; Grave-3
 
Created by: Paula D.
Record added: Sep 11, 2013
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Peter M. Anderson
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Peter M. Anderson
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Peter M. Anderson
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