Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson

Death 26 Nov 1917 (aged 61)
Opheim, Valley County, Montana, USA
Burial Stockholm, Melville Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Memorial ID 64592708 · View Source
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Peter (Peder) Anderson was born in Denmark, possibly in Copenhagen.He may have been born in Silkeborg. I believe his birth name was Peder Andersen or Anderson. I have seen both spellings. Peter's father was listed as Hans Anderson on Peter's Montana Death Certificate. (Thank you, Eileen Flickinger, another Findagrave volunteer for finding that information for me). Peter was my GG grandfather.

My father told me that his grandmother, Peter's daughter, Elisabeth Anderson Johansson, told him that her parents were servants for the Danish Royal Family and they lived in the servants quarters at the palace. She told my father, as a child, she remembered looking down from a window at night and seeing people arriving there all dressed up for some fancy occasion. On the New York Passenger List for the family's immigration, it says Peter was a Merchant and was 33 years old.

The Anderson family, Peter, with wife, Bodil Christine and children, Lauritz, 11 years and Elisabeth, 9 years arrived on the ship "Island" from Copenhagen, Denmark to New York City on September 6, 1890. They would have been processed at Castle Garden in what is Battery Park today. I don't know if Peter had planned to settle in the U.S or if he had been persuaded by Canadian authorities in Denmark or New York to settle in Western Canada. The family did settle in 1890 in the Assiniboia East District in what was to become the Province of Saskatchewan.

In the 1891 Census of Canada, the Andersons were living beside Eric and Sophia Johansson ( newly arrived Swedish immigrants), who were also my GG grandparents. (Both Lauritz and Elisabeth would go on to marry a Johansson sibling.) Peter is listed as a Lutheran and a farmer. By 1906, Peter and Bodil are living on a farm, beside their son, Lauritz and his family. They had a hired man. Eric Pearson,from Sweden helping them with the farming. By 1911, Peter and Bodil were living with their grandson, Axel Anderson.( Axel's mother, Elisabeth Johansson Anderson had passed away by this time. I believe he temporarily lived with them while his father got settled in Montana.) In 1913, Bodil passed away. Lauritz and his family had immigrated to Montana a few years earlier and Peter also immigrated to Montana, probably arriving in May, 1914.

Peter passed away on November 26, 1917 (according to the Montana Death Index) in Opheim Valley in Montana. He was 61 years old. I don't know what he died from.
Thanks to the help of Eileen Flickinger, I found out that Peter is buried in Stockholm, Saskatchewan.

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  • Created by: Rhonda Nelson
  • Added: 23 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64592708
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Anderson (20 Nov 1856–26 Nov 1917), Find a Grave Memorial no. 64592708, citing New Stockholm Lutheran Church Cemetery, Stockholm, Melville Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada ; Maintained by Rhonda Nelson (contributor 47239124) .