Lockridge Times Lockridge, Jefferson Co, IA Friday, January 28, 1916 OBITUARY
ANDREW E. PETERSON
Andrew E. Peterson was born in Sweden, December 16, 1865, and died at his home three miles north of Rome, January 15, 1916. He came to America in 1882, settling in Henry county near Mt. Pleasant, where he resided, with the exception of a few years spent in Nebraska, for the remainder of his life. March 1, 1898, he was married to Miss Anna Wyse, two sons being born to them, Wyse now aged sixteen and Devere aged seven. He was a loving husband and father and his loss is deeply deplored by his family and friends. Besides the wife and family there remain to mourn, an aged mother, four brothers, Carl Max, John and Justus, all residing in Omaha, Edward Peterson of Mt. Pleasant, three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Woosley and Mrs. Alice Nelson of Omaha, and Mrs. Maude Homes of San Francisco. There are also a large number of other relatives and friends.
Deceased was brought up in the Lutheran faith. August 9, 1914, he united with the Rome Baptist church where he continued a faithful and esteemed brother until his death. He suffered many years from a disturbing type of rheumatism but bore his pains patiently and uncomplainingly. He was a quiet man, a good friend and neighbor, held in high esteem by all who knew him.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Frank Weston on Jan. 17th. A short service was held at the home then the sorrowing company repaired to Bethel chapel, Green Mound, where church services were held. A large congregation was present and there were many beautiful floral expressions. The pallbearers, nephews of the deceased, were Carl, Harry and Earl Peterson, John W. Swan, Ira Graber and Arthur Wyse. The singers were: Miss Nellie Pixley, Mrs. Minnie Coleman, Messrs. Mahlon Harshberger and F.H. Weston, with Miss Celia Luellon as accompanist. A number of relatives from a distance were present and interment was in the Green Mound cemetery.