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Peter Johann Anderson

Death Jul 1906
Dog Town, Mono County, California, USA
Burial Bridgeport, Mono County, California, USA
Plot Grave location unknown
Memorial ID 115622720 · 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)




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 115622720
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Johann Anderson (unknown–Jul 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115622720, citing Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Mono County, California, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 47371789) .