Date of Death: 21 Feb 1908
Subject: Peter Bishop/ Bischoff
Source: Savannah Reporter, Feb 1908, partially abstracted

"Peter Bishop, who died at the home of his son, 2 miles east of Savannah, Friday, February 21, was born in Cantone Berne, Switzerland, December 14, 1821. He was married to Barbara Gertsch at a date not known at present. To this union were born 6 children, 3 of these, with the wife, died in Switzerland several years ago. On February 14, 1862, Mr. Bishop married Margaret Girsch [sic]. To this union 10 children were born, seven in Switzerland. In 1873 the family came to America, landing in New York, from whence they came to Avenue City, Andrew county, Missouri. After a few years, Mr. Bishop purchased a farm two miles east of Savannah, where he continued to reside until the day of his death. He was for years a member of the German Reformed Church and a Christian man."

natural age infirmities

10 children dead, 6 sons left