P. H. ANDERSON, LAST CIVIL WAR VETERAN OF JOHN SCHULER POST PASSES ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
Aged Veteran Had Lived in Wyoming for the Past 35 Years--Served as Commander of the John Schuler Post and Took an Active Part in Memeorial Day Services.
Another member of the grand army of the republic has dropped from the ranks with the passing of P. H. Anderson, the last member of the John Schuller Post.
Mr. Anderson enlisted in the 17th company [actually Co. C, 17th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment] in Wisconsin in 1861 and served 4 years with that company, four months of that time being imprisoned at Libby prison. He was drummer boy and up until the last few years he proudly led the Memorial Day parade in Sheridan with the fife and drum corps. He was commander of the John Schuller post for several years.
Decedent was born in Wisconsin and had he lived would have been 85 years of age in July. [PHA was actually born in Norway.] He had lived in Sheridan county for the past 35 years, coming here from Miller, S.D., where he had served as mayor. For several years he resided on a ranch near Clearmont and served as justice of the piece in that vicinity. After coming to Sheridan he was proprietor of the Sheridan Inn barn for many years, later taking the mail route 2.
In 1914 he was wed to Mrs. Lulu Anderson [his first wife, the former Mary Johnson, having died] in this city and for many years they were familiar figures on the streets, driving a horse and buggy with their pet dog occupying an important place. Besides a son of Omaha, Mrs. Anderson is the only surviving relative.
Although he has been in failing health for some time he had been able to be about until three weeks ago. Death is attributed to heart trouble.
The body is at the Champion Funeral home pending funeral arrangements.
[From the Sheridan Journal, Thursday, March 27, 1930]