Theresa Peter

about 1814–
Mackville, Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Theresa

When Theresa Peter was born about 1814, in Mackville, Washington, Kentucky, United States, her father, Zachariah Peter, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Spalding, was 30. She married Brimsby Ball on 14 January 1836, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. She died in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States.

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Brimsby Ball
Theresa Peter
Marriage: 14 January 1836

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    Brimsby Ball



14 January 1836
Sangamon, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1818: Washington, Kentucky, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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. 

Age 32

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, German, Dutch, etc.: from the personal name Peter (Greek Petros, from petra ‘rock’, ‘stone’). The name was popular throughout Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, having been bestowed by Christ as a byname on the apostle Simon bar Jonah, the brother of Andrew. The name was chosen by Christ for its symbolic significance (John 1:42, Matt. 16:18); St. Peter is regarded as the founding head of the Christian Church in view of Christ's saying, ‘Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church’. In Christian Germany in the early Middle Ages this was the most frequent personal name of non-Germanic origin until the 14th century. This surname has also absorbed many cognates in other languages, for example Czech Petr, Hungarian Péter. It has also been adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thursey Peter, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Thursey Peter, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Thursey Peter, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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