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Pete 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

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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 in 1940 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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Back Row: Perry, Peter, John

Front Row: Lila, Pete, Rose, and Laura in 2003

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