Monday, September 29, 2014

Query: Where Did John Peter Oswald Die?

Today we introduce a new feature to our WSGS blog.......... queries! Queries pertaining to the Pacific Northwest, please. I will launch this feature with a query of mine:

John Peter Oswald was born in 1851 in the little town of Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin (on the western shore of Lake Michigan, north of Chicago).

He migrated to the equally little town of Lake Linden, Houghton County, Michigan (in the Upper Peninsula) with his wife Mary. By 1910 they were living in Great Falls, Montana. By 1913 they were in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, where Mary Oswald died in 1913 and rests in Fairmount Memorial Cemetery. Then John Peter Oswald disappeared from Spokane.

My query is: What happened to John Peter Oswald? Where did he go and where did he die?

He apparently did not go live with any of his children:

Katharine, 1877-?,  who married Edward Broderson
John Peter, 1878-1946, who married Mary Ethel Leverich (our line; they lived/died in Spokane)
Anna Catharine, 1880-?, who married Clifford Woodward
Matilda Catharine, 1886-1952, who married Roscoe Mathews
Arthur Adolph, 1891-1975, who married Marie Adamson
Clarence Nichols, 1893-1983, who married Frances Underwood

If you have a Pacific Northwest related query that you would like to see posted in our WSGS blog, please submit it to me at  We'll do our best for you!

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