|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1852|
|Death: ||Aug. 26, 1916|
(?) Platte County History
Peter H. Albers makes his home on section 30, Burrows township, and is the owner of four hundred and fifty-eight acres of rich and arable land. His place constitutes one of the attractive features of the landscape by reason of the carefully cultivated fields and the fine modern improvements which he has put upon his farm. He belongs to that class of substantial citizens that Germany has furnished to Platte county, his birth having occurred in the fatherland, March 19, 1852. His parents, Hans P. and Elizabeth (Peters) Albers, were also natives of Germany, and there the father engaged in farming throughout his entire life, passing away in his native country in 1869. His widow afterward came to the New World with her son Peter, with whom she continued to reside until she, too, was called to her final rest in the year 1886.
Peter H. Albers spent his youthful days in his native country and there acquired a fair education. He early became familiar with farm methods and operated his father's land until he came to America in 1883, making Platte county his destination. Soon after his arrival here he purchased two hundred and twenty acres of land in Shell Creek township and at once began to make improvements thereon and till the fields. He was thus engaged until 1886, when he traded that property for his present place. None of the equipment and improvements of a model farm of the twentieth century are lacking here. In fact, the place presents a most attractive appearance with its large and substantial buildings, its rich pasture land and well cultivated fields. Mr. Albers makes a specialty of raising shorthorn cattle and Belgian mares, and he feeds and ships from one to two carloads of cattle and about one hundred head of hogs annually.
On December 21, 1883, Mr. Albers was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Reese, a daughter of John and Katherine (Meusing) Reese, who were natives of Germany, in which country the father died. The mother afterward married Peter Lutejens and came to the new world in 1883, settling in this county where her husband purchased land in Shell Creek township which he cultivated until his death. He was called to his final rest in 1903, while his wife passed away in 1897.
Mr. and Mrs. Albers have become the parents of eleven children: Henry, who is engaged in carpentering in Columbus; Freida, the wife of Thomas Thomazin, a resident farmer of this county; Bertha, the wife of Ray Baltz, who follows farming near Fremont, Nebraska; Emma, the wife of Ed Erickson, a farmer of Monroe township; and John, Alma, Walter, Martha, Elvin, William and Verna, all at home.
Mr. Albers has ever been interested in educational progress, desiring that his children should have good advantages along that line, and for twelve years he has done effective work a a member of the school board. He votes with the republican party and he guides his life by the teachings of the Baptist church, of which he an earnest and faithful member. He possesses many admirable and sterling traits of character, his salient qualities being such as command respect and confidence in every land and clime.
"In a fit of despondency induced by ill health, P.H. Albers, well known and highly esteemed farmer residing eight miles northwest of Platte Center, committed suicide by hanging himself in the engine shed on his farm last Saturday evening about 8 o'clock. Within twenty minutes after he had slipped away from the house his body was found by his son in law, Thomas Thomazin. Life was already extinct. Coroner Henry Gass was at once notified by telephone. After an investigation, Coroner Gass announced that no inquest would be held......Mr. and Mrs. Albers located first on a farm ten miles north of Columbus where they resided for 13 years, then bought a farm eight miles northwest of Platte Center which has since been the family home. Mr. Albers was one of the most prosperous farmers in the community, having acquired through thrift and enterprise large holdings of good land. He served for some years as a member of the school board in his district. He was a devout member of the German Baptist Church."(from obit)
Margaretha E. Peters Albers (1827 - 1886)
Katherine Reese Albers (1863 - 1942)
Fredia Albers Thomazin (1886 - 1951)*
Alma Albers Lloyd (1894 - 1975)*
Alvina Albers Parry (1900 - 1973)*
Verna Albers Blessen (1904 - 2001)*
Shell Creek Baptist Cemetery
Maintained by: Linda Jenkins Werts
Originally Created by: Don
Record added: Sep 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29467601
Added: Jul. 23, 2012