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Carsten Peters
June 20, 1850–July 3, 1931
Passed Away Last Friday;
He Had Lived In Jones County Many Years;
81 Years Old

Heat prostration was the contributing cause to the death of Carsten Peters last Friday at his home just north of Monticello. He had been in failing health for a year. The unusual hot weather of last week caused heat prostration on June 29. Bronchitis developed and later pneumonia and he pass away on Friday.
His pastor, Rev. Paul T. Gutknecht, administered Holy Communion to him on the day before his death, and he happily expressed his faith in his God and a willingness to pass to the world beyond. Mr. Peters was born in Schleswig, Holstein, Germany, June 20, 1850, and therefore had just passed his eight-first-birth anniversary.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran church, and November 14, 1871 was married in Germany to Wilhelmina Peters. In May, 1872, Mr. and Mrs. Peters emigrated to the United States and lived for a time in Chicago.
Inasmuch as he had been a farmer in Germany, Mr. Peters chose to follow that vocation in this country, and therefore removed to Iowa. The family home was made on farms in the vicinity of Jones county. For the past sixteen years Mr. Peters had lived on the place where he died north of Monticello. Mrs. Peters died January 4, 1918.
In addition to his wife, two sons preceded Mr. Peters in death, William and Henry. He is survived by six children, Mrs. Dora Hanken, Austin, Minn.; John, Henry and Mrs. Delbert McVay, of Monticello; Mrs. Anna Walbern, with whom he lived, and Mrs. Vina Prull of Langworthy. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, a brother living a Denison, Iowa, a sister at Walford, North Dakota and a sister at Schleswig, Holstein, Germany.
Funeral services for Mr. Peters were held at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church last Sunday afternoon a 2pm. The services were in charge of Rev. Paul T. Gutknecht, pastor of the church and burial was made at the cemetery adjoining the church.

Submitted by: Victor Proeschel


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