Note: Emigration: 1888 from Germany to the United States. Naturalized: October 16, 1900 in Chicago (COOK) Illinois. ELWOOD MAN DIES WHILE READING MOTHER'S LETTER Peter Peterson, aged 40, a farmer, dropped dead from his chair in his home two miles south of Elwood last night at 8:30 o'clock. Coroner Wunderlich held an inquest and the finding of the jury was that death was due to heart failure, the man having been subject to rheumatism. It was thought that the disease affected the heart. With him when he died was his family of four children and his wife. The oldest of the children is but eleven years. During the past week he had been suffering to quite an extent with rheumatism but was better last night and had spent the evening reading. He was engaged in reading a letter from his mother, a resident of Poland when he expired. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 o'clock. - Joliet Evening Herald (ILLINOIS), November 8, 1912 (Friday), page 4 ELWOOD The funeral services of Peter Peterson who died suddenly on last Thursday evening of heart failure were held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence. Rev. R. H. Nye of Elwood officiated. A large concourse of people followed the remains to Maple Hill cemetery. Mr. Peterson leaves a widow and four small children. - Joliet Evening Herald (ILLINOIS), November 13, 1912 (Wednesday), page 8
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