The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Eskild Christian Peterson

Eskild Christian Peterson

Birth
Denmark
Death 19 Apr 1923 (aged 83)
Burial Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Plot A.16.02.02
Memorial ID 33894 · View Source
Suggest Edits

ESKEL CALLED TO REWARD
Hand Cart Pioneer and Early Richfield Settler Died at Age of 85 Years

One of the stalwart pioneers who crossed the plains pushing a hand cart, one of the early settlers, in fact having been among the first settlers in Richfield, Eskel C. Peterson, died in his home Friday morning and the community mourns at the bier of one of her most respected and beloved citizens.

Eskel C. Peterson was as born in Fontis, Denmark on the 18th of February, 1838. He embraced the gospel and emigrated to America when a youth of 18, lived two years in Salt Lake City and took up residence in Mt. Pleasant in 1860. There he was united in marriage to Sena Christensen and with his faithful wife he came to Richfield in 1866 and lived here ever since, following the occupation of farming.

Decedent always was a public spirited citizen and leader in the promotion of and building up the city in which he lived. His fellow citizens honored him by putting him into many positions of trust. In all of them he served faithfully and made a name for himself of being of highest honesty and integrity and generous to those who needed help, so it truthfully can be said of him that his heart was as large as his body.

He is survived by the following children: N. P. Peterson, Mrs. E. P. Ericksen, Mrs. A. B. Devine, Miss Laura Peterson, all of Richfield; Charles S. Peterson of Salt Lake City; E. C. Peterson Jr., and Mrs. June Kurtsman of Twin Falls, Idaho; twent grand children and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday in the First ward chapel, Bishop F. Ogden officiating. A large assemblage paid respect to the memory of the departed by their presence and sending floral tributes.

Published in the
Richfield Reaper 1923-04-26




Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Maintained by: Kel
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33894
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eskild Christian Peterson (18 Jan 1840–19 Apr 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33894, citing Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Kel (contributor 46935764) .