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Peterson, Peter T. 1859 - 1914


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 2/19/2020 at 11:33:36

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 08 Oct. 1914.

The death of Peter T. Peterson, of Wagner township, occurred last Thursday afternoon, October 1st, at about five o'clock. Previous to last February he had always been a man of robust health and a strong physique; since that time he has been a sufferer from what he first thought to be dyspepsia or indigestion, but which later proved to be cancer of the stomach. Some two weeks before his death he went to Rochester Minn., in hopes that an operation would help him, but no help could be given and he returned home September 26th, knowing that his days were numbered. From that time he grew worse rapidly until the end came.

Peter T. Peterson was the son of Torkel and Gunild Peterson Ederklep, and was born in Wagner township March 25th, 1859. His education was received in the schools of that township, he was baptized and confirmed in the Norway congregation there and his whole life has been spent close to the old homestead that was his birthplace, and which he loved and took special pride in keeping in repair.

March 7th, 1889 he was married to Miss Sigri K. Haug, of Marion township, and three children, Nellie, Thomas and Clarence, came to bless their home.

Mr. Peterson was a worker, the hands now cold in death were never idle, and nothing was left undone that would bring comfort to his family. Prosperity rewarded his industry with wide acres of rich land, a beautiful home, and many others of the material things of life. His judgement and ability was looked up to by those who were associated with him in business matters while his honesty and sterling integrity were respected by all. But by those who knew him best he was loved for his cheery, kindliness, his friendly willingness to help where help was needed. He was a Christian man and lived the teachings of his Saviour in his every day life. He faced his death in those last few days with the full belief that all was well with his soul.

On the day before his death his pastor, Rev. Arvesen, administered to him the sacrament of the Lord's Supper and he committed himself to His hands.

The community has lost a kind neighbor, a good friend and a highly respected citizen, whose many good qualities will long remain fresh in the memories of those who knew him.

Mr. Peterson is survived by his wife and three children, together with one brother, Knudt, living in North Dakota, and five sisters, Anna, now Mrs. Severson, of Kansas; Ingebor, now Mrs. Tollefson, of South Dakota; Gunild, now Mrs. N. Stenerson, of North Dakota; Carrie, now Mrs. Evenson, of Wisconsin; and Bergit, now Mrs. Even Glesne, living near the old homestead.

The funeral services occurred last Saturday afternoon at the home and in the Norway church, Rev. N. Arvesen officiating, and they were attended by a large congregation from the entire surrounding country, who came to pay their last tribute of love and respect to the deceased and express their sympathy for the bereaved family.

Following the services his remains were laid to rest in the Norway cemetery.

"Farewell friends, yet not farewell,
Where I go you to shall dwell.
am gone before your face
A moment's worth, a little space.
When you come where I have slept,
You will wonder why you wept.
You will know, by true love taught,
That here is all and there is naught.
Weep awhile if you are _ain,
Sunshine still must follow ain.
God be with you till we meet again."


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