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Peter and Rose Anderson
Husband's Full Name: Peter Ole Anderson
Husband's Place of Birth: Manfred, ND
Husband's Father's Name: Perry A. Anderson
Husband's Mother's Name: Lilly B. Rodne Anderson
Husband's Siblings' Names: Margaret, Donald, Verna, Ruth, LoAnn, Orren
Wife's Full Name: Rose Marie Alley Anderson
Wife's Place of Birth: Glenfield, ND
Wife's Father's Name: William Alley
Wife's Mother's Name: Hassbey alley
Wife's Siblings' Names: Lila, Roy, Ernest
Children's Names: Perry, Lila, Laura, John, Peter
Figure 1
Back Row: Perry, Peter, John; Front Row, Lila, Pete, Rose and Laura in2003
Peter O. and Rose Anderson
Peter Ole Anderson was born in 1926 to Perry A. Anderson and Lilly B. Rodne Anderson.
Peter was reared and is the third generation to live on the family farm, located in Wells
County, one and a half miles west of Manfred. It was homesteaded in 1892 by his
grandfather, Peter Beck Anderson.
Peter graduated from Manfred Grade School and Fessenden High School in 1944. He
joined the U. S. Air Force as an airplane and engine mechanic and was honorably
discharged in 1946. He returned to the farm and has lived there ever since. He also was
a substitute and rural mail carrier from 1969 until March 2, 1992 when he retired from the
postal service. Peter has been involved in many areas of the Manfred and surrounding
communities. He served on the Manfred school board from 1967 to 1973 and the
Fessenden school board from 1975 to 1984. He was a member of the Toastmasters, Wells
County Farm Bureau, Manfred Township Treasurer and Assessor, Sons of Norway, Vang
Lutheran Church and the Rural Letter Carriers Association.
Rose Marie Alley was born at Glenfield to William and Hasbey Alley. Peter and Rose were
married on June 15, 1958 at the Glenfield Lutheran Church. Rose began working at the
St. Aloisius Medical Center in 1979 in the nursing home facility and is still employed there.
She is involved in the Sons of Norway, Vang Lutheran Church and ELCW, the Manfred
Homemakers, the Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary and is a member of the Prairie Concert
Board. Peter and Rose have five children: Perry, Lila, Laura, John and Peter Beck.
Source: Fessenden Centennial Book 1893-1993
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