Sarah Ellen Peter

3 April 1851–18 December 1915 (Age 64)
Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Peter was born on 3 April 1851, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, her father, Jordan Peter, was 52 and her mother, Sarah A. Gilkerson, was 40. She married Edward M. Roberts on 20 December 1871, in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States. She lived in Hamilton Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. She died on 18 December 1915, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Edward M. Roberts
Sarah Ellen Peter
Marriage: 20 December 1871

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    Edward M. Roberts



20 December 1871
Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 5

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 17

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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)

  • Sarah E Peters in household of Jordan Peters, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah E Roberts in household of Edward M Roberts, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah Ellen Roberts, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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