OLD-TIME HOTEL CLERK DIES. ~ Peter P. Nerling Had Been at Blossom House Twenty-Five Years.

October 12, 1908

Peter P. Nerling Had Been at Blos-
som House Twenty-Five Years.

Peter P. Nerling, 47 years old, known as "Peter" to hundreds of traveling men all over the country, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 1645 Pennsylvania avenue. He was for twenty-five years at the Blossom house, for the past six years as steward, and before that as clerk.

Mr. Nerling was born at Schenectady, N. Y., and at the age of 13 years ran away from home and came to Kansas. After knocking about for some time he joined the regular army and was stationed at a frontier post. Twenty-five years ago he came to this city and entered the employ of the Blossom house as clerk, and remained with the hotel until he became ll three months ago.

A wife and son, Albert C. Nerling, a traveling man, survive. His parents, two brothers and seven sisters live in New York state. Mr. Nerling was a member of the Hotel Men's Association. The funeral will be held at the Cathedral, Eleventh and Walnut streets, tomorrow at 9 o'clock. Father Leo McCormick will officiate. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary's cemetery.