Peter Simon was born in 1827 at Hesse Cassel, Germany. He was one of the first settlers at Eagle Point. He and his wife, Anna Elizabeth Etzenhouser, were married in Washington, D.C. in 1850. They came west to Sterling to mine in 1853. They had thirteen children. Some dying in infancy. Daughters, Alice C. and Sophia married Eagle Point businessmen. Alice married George Washington Daley, whose father, John W. Daley, built the grist mill in Eagle Point in 1872. Sophia married (1)Porter Robinett and (2) W. L. Childreth. Peter operated a livery stable, bartered and traded goods. His personal journal from,1871-1891, mentions items traded and sold. These items included wheat,nails, butter,and hay. He also kept horses and did some butchering. Peter was a road supervisor in 1871. He built and rented rooms in his large house which he called 'Pioneer Hotel'. The house stood on the corner of Royal and Loto Streets,where the Senior Citizens' Apartments are located. It was torn down to make room for the new building. Pioneer Peter Simon died July 10,1891 and is buried in the Antelope Cemetery.