Peter Bilyeu

21 November 1864–27 May 1898 (Age 33)
Prairieton Township, Christian, Illinois, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Bilyeu was born on 21 November 1864, in Prairieton Township, Christian, Illinois, United States, his father, John S. Bilyeu, was 30 and his mother, Melinda Workman, was 29. He married Minnie Antone Martin on 9 March 1893, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Christian, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 27 May 1898, in Prairieton Township, Christian, Illinois, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Bilyeu Cemetery, Prairieton Township, Christian, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Bilyeu
Minnie Antone Martin
Marriage: 9 March 1893
Daisy Elsie Bilyeu
Dora Bilyeu
Daniel O Bilyeu
Dennis E Bilyeu

Spouse and Children

9 March 1893
Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 7

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 11

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of French Billeaud . Compare Belyeu .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Peter Bilyen in household of John F Bilyen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Peter Bilyeu, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Peter E Bilyeu in entry for Otto O Ross and Daisy E Bilyeu, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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