William Peter

30 November 1835–7 June 1910 (Age 74)
Germany

The Life of William

When William Peter was born on 30 November 1835, in Germany, his father, Gottlieb August Peter, was 25 and his mother, Johanna Louise Porth, was 20. He married Wilhelmina Katherine Tebbe on 25 November 1863, in St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Watervliet, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Benton Charter Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 7 June 1910, in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Peter
1835–1910
Wilhelmina Katherine Tebbe
1832–1917
Marriage: 25 November 1863
Frederick Peters
1864–1936
Martha S. Peter
1866–1926
William Peters Jr
1867–1908
Anna Peters
1869–1889
August Peters
1871–1934
Benjamin Peters
1872–1938
Herman E Peters
1874–1962
Joseph Peters
1875–1968
Charlotte M. Peter
1879–1950

Spouse and Children

    Male1835–1910Male

    Wilhelmina Katherine Tebbe

    Female1832–1917Female

MARRIAGE
25 November 1863
St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States
children

(9)

    Male1864–1936Male

    Martha S. Peter

    Female1866–1926Female

    Male1867–1908Male

    Anna Peters

    Female1869–1889Female

    August Peters

    Male1871–1934Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Gottlieb August Peter

    Male1810–1865Male

    Johanna Louise Porth

    Female1815–1862Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1835–1910Male

    Charlotte Wilhelmine Albertine Peter

    Female1837–Female

    Carl Friedrich Ferdinand Peter

    Male1839–Male

    Carl Friedrich August Peters

    Male1843–1924Male

    Karl Friederich Hermann Peter

    Male1848–1854Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 17

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.
1863

Age 28

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • William Peters, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Peters, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Peters, "United States Census, 1880"

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