|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1840, Denmark|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1921|
His original name is Peder Andreasen
This article was extracted and abridged from the Washington County News 1921 January 20 and February 24 & is provided courtesy of the University of Utah Digital Newspaper, J. Willard Marriot library, & Dixie State University.
Peter Anderson of Anderson's ranch now Echo Farm died in St. George February 15, 1921 aged 81 years the result of an accident on Jan 6th. (the accident is reported in the January 20 1921 Paper)
Deceased was born at Falster Denmark in February 1840 came to the united states in 1859 and returned to Denmark in 1862, where he embraced the gospel he came to Utah by ox team in 1863 locating at Manti UT. where on December 31 1864 he married Anna G Jorgensen, ten children resulting from this union. They moved to Salina to make their home in 1865.
When the Indian Black hawk war broke out Mr. Anderson with others fought against the great chief black Hawk and his warriors all day when they swooped down on Salina. 0n this occasion Mr. Anderson narrowly escaped death having his horse shot under him, a bullet through his hat and his gunstock shattered. Being outnumbered the small band of pioneers were forced to give up their cattle to the Indians. A rescuing party was sent out from Gunnison, to which place Mr. and Mrs. Anderson went and made their home, later moving to Nephi where Mr. Anderson helped to build the first commercial flour mill in Utah known as the "Birch Mill", then the construction of the Hancock mill at Payson called them there.
In December 1868 Mr. and Mrs. Anderson responded to a call to help settle the Dixie country they made the long hard trip by ox team and it was while on this journey that their first born (a son) died and was buried at beaver city.
At the request of president Erastus Snow they settled at Bellevue. Fifteen years later they made their final move to what is now known as Echo farm a rocky & barren piece of ground which they made highly productive and beautiful by hard and diligent labor.
It was here in their beautiful modern bungalow on December 31 1920 that they received congratulations from a host of friends upon their 56th wedding anniversary.
The Anderson family Is widely known for their progressiveness ever working for the betterment of the country. They owned and operated the first telephone system in Dixie and were also the first to complete a culinary water system. The Anderson fruit orchards have long been known as the best and largest privately owned in the southern part of the state.
Uncle Peter Anderson is survived by his wife and seven children as follows: James E. Anderson, Cedar City; Mrs. H. P. Naegle Toquerville; B F and Albert of Echo farm; Mrs. J. M. Pulsipher St. George; Mrs. J.A Hougaard of Manti and miss Anna who Is teaching school in Utah County.
Funeral services were held in the tabernacle at 3 p m Feb 18 under direction of the east ward bishopric.
(NOTE; THE OBIT THEN OUTLINES THE ENTIRE FUNERAL PROGAM) Internment in the city cemetery.
Thanks to Find A Grave contributor Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 for contribution
Anna Georgene Rasmussen Anderson (1847 - 1925)*
Andrew George Anderson (1870 - 1901)*
Emma Helena Anderson Naegle (1875 - 1964)*
Laura Elizabeth Anderson Pulsipher (1881 - 1977)*
Neilse Albert Anderson (1883 - 1948)*
Anna Georgena Anderson (1888 - 1971)*
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