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Peter Johann Anderson

Death Jul 1906
Dog Town, Mono County, California, USA
Burial Dog Town, Mono County, California, USA
Plot Grave location unknown
Memorial ID 102563504 · View Source
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NOTE: The first below article states Mr. Anderson was buried near where he died. The second article note indicates he was buried in the "local cemetery" at Bridgeport. For this reason, his name is being added to the Bridgeport Cemetery, as well as this one.


For over forty-two years old miners have lived in the old Dogtown diggings. They came with the first comers and in all these years their faith has never waivered. Time in its course has worn smooth the path once trodden by the gold seeker and, today, the place is silent and lonely.

Death called this week and took one of the old pioneers. Alone one had lived for years, growing weaker day by day. Recently sickness came and with it the end.

Thursdy (sic), an Indian, in his rovings, passed through Dogtown, called at the cabin of Peter Anderson and found his decomposed body lying upon the porch. The Indian came to town (Bridgeport) with the news and, at once, Coroner Welch, Ed. Murphey and Frank Schreck left to bring in the body. Upon their arrival, they found it would be impossible to move the body so returned to town. Yesterday Coroner Welch and eight or ten men returned to the scene and buried the body.

Peter Johann Anderson was a native of Sweeden (sic), and 79 years of age. He was a man well liked by all and his lonely death has caused a pang in the breasts of his many friends.

(Bridgeport (CA) Chronicle-Union, July 21, 1906, Saturday)

Two iron fences were received this week and placed around graves of the late Peter Anderson and Jack Westwood in the local cemetery.
(Bridgeport (CA) Chronicle-Union, April 4, 1908)

Dog Town Diggings Deal Consumate.
Placer Mining Claims of Thomas Kelley Sold Thursday to Goldfield Aggregate.

...These claims are situate in what is known as Dog Town Creek, a short distance above the Mono County Poor Farm, interest in which was first accessed(?) back in 1878 by Thomas Kelley, then of Mono County, clear and sole title to which, however, was not effected to Mr. Kelley until December 1912(?). The late "Pete" Anderson, who died and was buried on the property some years ago, had some remote connection(?) with this property, we are not prepared to say in just what way, and was believed to have taken considerable money out of these claims...
(Bridgeport Chronicle-Union, 5/21/1914)




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