Peter Andreas Laurits Andersen Søholt 1 was born on 12 July 1892 in Sjöholt, Örskog, Möre and Romsdal County, Norway. He was christened on 7 August in Örskog, in the Church of Norway. His parents were Anders Kristian Andersen, a smith, and Johanna Martha (nee Petersdotter), who had married 28 May 1883 in Örskog, Möre og Romsdal. His known siblings included Nils Andreas Herman; born 21 September 1894, Amalie Sofie, b. 25 October 1896, Andreas Sverre, b. 17 March 1899.
Peter Søholt was a carpenter, living in Örskog, Ålesund, Norway.
They all set sail from Ålesund to Newcastle via Bergen. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton. Søholt's eventual destination was to be a Mrs. Johnson, 1519 Plymouth Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Peter Søholt lost his life in the disaster.