Peter Fetz

18 December 1819–27 September 1894 (Age 74)
Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Fetz was born on 18 December 1819, in Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany, his father, Johann Peter Fetz, was 52 and his mother, Christina Catharina MAUÉ, was 38. He married Philippine Boehmer on 27 August 1841, in Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Delaware, Sullivan, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 27 September 1894, in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States.

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Peter Fetz
Elizabeth Dech
Marriage: 1847
Charles H. Fetz
Adam John Fetz
George Fetz
Elizabeth Fetz
Louisa Fetz
Henry Fetz
Caroline Lena Fetz

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  • Marriage
    1847New York City, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries: 1826: Mercer, Illinois, United States 1827: Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 20
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Hannelore, Kurt, Manfred.South German:nickname for a sloppy, disorderly person, from Middle High German vetze ‘scrap, rag’.

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Peter Fitz, "New York State Census, 1875"
    • Peter Fetz, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
    • Peter Letz, "United States Census, 1870"

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