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 Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson

Death 9 Apr 1932 (aged 84)
Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Burial Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot A-3-12
Memorial ID 69360 · View Source
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aka Anders Peter Anderson

Born at Taarnborg, Soro, Denmark

Son of Jens Andersen and Anna Pedersen

Married Martha Ann Lovell, 14 Apr 1873, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Annie Lyman, 9 Oct 1882, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Millard County Chronicle 4/14/1932


Peter Anderson of Oak City passed away April 9th at the home of his son J. Lee Anderson from illness incident to advanced years. Peter Anderson was born Dec. 10, 1847 at Svendstrup, Denmark.

He emigrated with his parents, Jens Anderson and Anna Peterson leaving Copenhagen Dec. 22, 1853 arriving at New Orleans Feb. 16, 1854 and arriving in Salt Lake Oct. 4, 1854. Brigham Young sent them to Fillmore as they needed a wagon maker and Jens was a wheelwright by trade. He made the trip to Fillmore with Bp. Bartholomew. He built a frame house east of Fillmore under the hill in the old fort.

The father, Jens, died Oct. 18, 1855 leaving the mother with Peter, Christian and Joseph S., a babe three weeks old. They were the first and only Scandinavian family in the County and unable to speak the English language. Bp. Lewis Brunson, the Lovells, Carlings and others were very kind to the young widow. In 1857 she married John Lovell. Five children were born to them. They moved to Deseret being some of the first settlers there. After several dams had gone out and Deseret was abandoned, the family moved to Oak City where they have since lived.

Peter as a boy helped build Old Fort Deseret and stood guard with Nicholas Paul and others for two years. In 1870 he was elected secretary and manager of the Co-op store.

April 14, 1872 he married Martha Lovell in the Endowment House, Salt Lake City.

Their surviving children are Edwin J., Lee, Alice Jacobson, Agnes Lyman, Delilah Jacobson, George and J. Elmer. Oct. 9, 1882 he married Annie Lyman, their surviving children are Ely, Nielson, Lucy, Walker, Lidon, Don T., Ellis and Ethelyn Bennett. Both wives died several years ago.

Dec. 1, 1880 he was ordained Bishop which position he held until May 1907. He was ordained Patriarch Dec. 27, 1914.

Funeral services were held in Oak City Monday April 11 at 2 p.m. in charge of Bishop Willis E. Dutson. The speakers were Alonzo Robison of Fillmore, Willis E. Robison and John Reeve of Hinckley, John Styler of Oasis, Samuel Western of Deseret, Edmond Lovell of Ririe, Idaho, Edward Leo Lyman of Delta. Opening prayer by James S. Blake. Benediction by Joshua Finlinson. Bp. Rodney R. Ashby of Leamington dedicated the grave.

Thus passes another old timer from the ranks of the early pioneers of Millard County. His life was identified with our early history. His hands and others wrought our start.




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