Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The
Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties,
State of Washington", published by Western Historical Publishing
PETER ANDERSON is an industrious
and prosperous farmer, residing about two miles southwest from Baird.
He was born in Sweden, on February 14, 1854, the son of Andrew and Carolina
(Anderson) Larson, natives of Sweden. His education was obtained
in the public schools of his native land, where he remained until 1881.
In that year, he came to the United States and settled in New Britain,
Connecticut, and there was occupied eight years in the Stanley works.
In 1889, he removed to San Francisco and one year later, came to Spokane.
His family soon came and he located them in Spokane, after which he came
to Douglas county, securing a location. He took up land where he
now resides and improved the same while the family remained in Spokane
for the purpose of schooling the children. In those early days, Mr.
Anderson used to pack his blankets and provisions and walk all the way
from his homestead to Spokane to visit the family. Many other trials
and hardships were undergone by him but he persevered and has prospered
until he now has a large estate, all under cultivation and producing fine
crops. He also has a large band of cattle, good improvements on the
place, plenty of farming implements, besides other property. Mr.
Anderson has one sister, Mrs. Matilda Kalin and one brother, Andrew.
The marriage of Mr. Anderson occurred in Sweden,
on December 18, 1879, when Johanna C. Nyberg became his wife. Her
parents are Andrew and Johannah (Erichson) Nyberg, natives of Sweden, were
she was born on February 29, 1852. The other children of her father's
family are Andrew, Mrs. Annie Linden, Mrs. Matilda Larson and Mrs. Hada
Lundin. To Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, two children have been born, Carl
Alben on June 29, 1881; Annie Victoria, on March 1, 1884, both natives
of New Britain, Connecticut.
Mr. Anderson has held various offices where
he has lived and is a man of reliability and integrity. He and his
wife are members of the Lutheran church.