Peter Marx

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Peter Marx
Born c. 1846
Died 5 September 1922 (76) [1]
Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona
Burial 8 September 1922
Kewaskum, Wisconsin
Known for Discovery of the Juniper Giant

Peter Marx (c. 1846 - September 5, 1922) was a Prussian-born rancher who long resided on land near Walnut Creek (and Juniper) in Yavapai County, Arizona, where he claimed to have discovered the skeletal remains of a giant in 1911. Of note, Marx's ranch in close proximity to several sites surveyed in an archaeological expedition, led by J. W. Fewkes and detailed in his "Antiquities of the Upper Verde River and Walnut Creek Valleys, Arizona" in the Twenty-Eighth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1906-1907 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1912).


  1. Peter Marx's death certificate,, gives his birth year as 1841; this is contradicted by census records in 1860 (, 1910 (, and 1920 (, which place his year of birth closer to 1846.