John Dieter Peters

Male13 November 1787–

Brief Life History of John Dieter

When John Dieter Peters was born on 13 November 1787, in Neffs, Washington Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Dewald Peter, was 27 and his mother, Catharina Rex, was 40.

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Dewald Peter
Catharina Rex
Elizabeth Peter
Margaret Ann Peter
John Dieter Peters
Magdalena Peter
Salome Peter
Catharina Peter
Jonas Peter

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  • John Peter, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • John Peter, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • John Peter, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.


Age 10

"Historically, the town was called Unionville after the Union Church that was established there in 1797...The current town name honors Abraham Neff, first postmaster of the Neffs post office. Abraham Neff laid out the village while running a coach business and local hotel. The area then became ""Neffsville"", a name that was later shortened to ""Neffs""."

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 32

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . This surname (mainly of German origin) is also found in Sweden, Denmark, France (Alsace and Lorraine), and some other European countries. In North America it has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, such as Albanian Pjetraj and Pjetrushi, patronymics from the personal name Pjetër ‘Peter’ and its pet form Pjetrush; see also below and also examples at Peterson .

Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Mac Pheadair ‘son of Peter’.

Americanized form of Dutch and North German Pieters .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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