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Peter Victor Deuster

  • Birth 13 Feb 1831 Duren, Dürener Landkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Death 31 Dec 1904 Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 6854498

U.S. Congressman. He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1847 and later was editor of a newspaper in Port Washington, Wisconsin, in 1854. There he was also postmaster, clerk of the circuit court, clerk of the land office and a public notary. Moving to Milwaukee, he was proprietor- editor of the Milwaukee See-Bote (1856-60), a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1863 and served in the Wisconsin State Senate, (1870-71). In 1879, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses, serving until 1885. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed chairman of a commission to diminish the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon in 1887 and appointed consul at Crefeld, Germany, serving (1896-97).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 15 Oct 2002
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Victor Deuster (13 Feb 1831–31 Dec 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6854498, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .