THE SIDERIUS RANCH
A Battering Ram and Related Adventures
February 19, 2020
In 1900 in Modersville, Michigan, Peter Siderius arrived into this world. He was the second of 14 children born to Everet Siderius and his wife, Gertrude De Boer, both immigrants from the Netherlands. In 1907, when land was opening up in Montana, the family moved to Kalispell, where, as a child, Peter helped the family financially by delivering their farm's milk and other products around town and to the Flathead Reservation.
Another responsibility of Peter's was to run and fetch the midwife when his mother was delivering a child, so the size of the family suggests he was probably the greate...