Peter Byg, Prairie Fire Victim
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N 43° 39.586 W 096° 51.297
14T E 672959 N 4836320
Quick Description: Peter Byg was born in Denmark and emigrated to America.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2006 10:21:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMEAA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
In time he settled on the plains and built a sod house where he lived with his wife Anna. He also built a straw barn where he tethered his cow. Dangerous fires driven by fierce winds scorched the plains in the 1870's. A huge fire caught Peter Byg unaware on April 9, 1880. Trying to outrun an inferno, he rushed to the straw stable to rescue his cow but the flames from a fire engulfed him.
Peter is the first person buried in Benton Lutheran Church Cemetery and is in an unmarked grave.
Marker Name: Peter Byg, Prairie Fire Victim

Marker Type: Other

Marker Text: Not listed

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