Peter Guth

Male6 January 1843–17 September 1865

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Guth was born on 6 January 1843, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Guth, was 36 and his mother, Susanna Oyer, was 33. He lived in Washington Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 17 September 1865, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Sunnyland, Tazewell, Illinois, United States.

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Peter Guth
Susanna Oyer
Anna Guth
Elizabeth Guth
John Elmer Guth Sr
Peter Guth
Christian Guth
Joseph Guth

Sources (2)

  • Peter Good in household of Peter Good, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Guth, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (6)


Age 3

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

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 5

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 13

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Kurt, Fritz, Gerhard, Erwin, Heinz, Otto, Reinhold, Siegfried, Wilhelm.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German guot ‘good’ or ‘capable’, German and Yiddish gut. This may be a nickname, but in the Middle Ages the term also denoted a freeman or a vassal of noble birth, and the surname may be a status name from this sense. As a Jewish surname it is often artificial. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, and Czechia. Compare Gut and Good .

History: This is the name of a (Swiss) German Mennonite family, among the Mennonites in the US established mainly in the Americanized form Good .

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

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