Regimental Number: 3212428
Branch: Canadian Engineers
Peter was born in Riga, Latvia on June 1, 1888. In 1915 he filed on a homestead at NW 26-70-11-W6. Peter was working as a blacksmith in Beaverlodge when he was drafted into the Canadian Army in 1918. He went overseas to England, but not to the front lines of France. In 1923, Peter married Jean Paszkowski. They had three children. Peter eventually sold his blacksmith shop and homestead in Beaverlodge and moved to Sexsmith, where he built a new home and blacksmith shop. He was known as the greatest horseshoer in the northwest. Peter died in Victoria on May 29, 1961.
Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 393, 701, 1148; surname file; March 25, 1919 p. 1 c. 6