November 21, 1893 (Brooklyn, NY) – June 15, 1918; 24 years old
Last local address: Perry Avenue, Norwalk
Entered the service June 8, 1917
Serial number 154849
Unit: 1st Engineers, Company C
Born to Otto Goldstein (1862-1922) and Rose M. Goldstein (1866-1934). Four brothers Otto (1886-1955), Frank (1890-1953), Frederick (1896-1975), and William (1890-1940). Two sisters, Carrie Goldstein Peters (1888-1920) and Olga (1899-1910).
Worked as a fur dyer prior to service.
Private Goldstein’s nephew, Otto Jr., died in WWII.
Private Goldstein died of acute appendicitis in France.
From The Norwalk Hour August 10, 1921
PRIVATE GOLDSTEIN’S REMAINS ARRIVE HERE
Will Be Buried in Riverside Cemetery Friday With Full Military Honors
The body of Private Peter Goldstein of Company C, 1st Engineers, son of Otto Goldstein Sr., of Silvermine, arrived in Norwalk last evening and will be buried Friday afternoon in the family plot in Riverside cemetery with full military honors. The body will lie in state at the Norwalk Armory Thursday night with guards furnished by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars of Norwalk, which will hold special services. The funeral will be at 2 PM Friday from the armory. Rev. Thomas J. Finn of St. Mary’s Church will officiate at the services. Private Goldstein enlisted with the First division in New York City on June 5, 1917, and went overseas in November. He was reported killed in action on June 15, 1918, but the latter word was to the effect that he died of an attack of acute appendicitis. Private Goldstein was a son of a German father and an English mother. He was baptized a Catholic before he entered the service but was given a Jewish burial in France.
Kaiser Place renamed Goldstein Place in 1921 in his honor
Private Goldstein is buried at the family plot in Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section 20, Plot 64. Photo by webmaster.