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Peter Rost
Co. A, 21st Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry

Obituary dated Friday, November 30, 1928.
Hannibal, Missouri



Following 10 days illness, Peter Rost, aged 81 years,
one month and two days, died in the family home,
324 Mark Twain Avenue, at 7:30 o’clock this morning.

Mr. Rost was born October 28, 1847, in Darmstadt,
state of Hessendarmstadt, Germany, but came to the
United States when eight years of age, and spent the
remainder of  his long and useful life here.  Mr. Rost
enlisted in Co. A, 21st Reg. Missouri Infantry Volunteers
on October 7, 1861, during the Civil War, and served for
three years, being discharged December 31, 1864, at
Memphis, Tenn.  He re-enlisted as veteran volunteer and
was discharged at the close of the war, in 1866.  He
served through the entire conflict as drummer boy.

On June 30, 1869, Mr. Rost was married at Canton, Mo., to Miss Alma Belle Pilcher, and they lived at Canton, until
1897, when they removed to Hannibal, where they lived
the remainder of their lives.  Mrs. Rost passed away
February 21, 1927.  Surviving Mr. Rost are two daughters, Mrs. J.B. Smith of St. Louis and Mrs. P.F. Goodwin of Quincy, Ill.; five sons, William of St. Louis, Wallace of Portsmouth Ore., Clarence, Shade, John and Fred Rost, all of Hannibal; 29 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

The remains were removed to James O’Donnell funeral home and prepared for burial, and will be taken to the family home this evening.  Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Biographical information was generously provided by by his great-great grandson
Charles Pfrimmer .

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