Johannes Peters, 18291923 (age 93 years)

Name
Johannes Peters
Given names
Johannes
Surname
Peters
Birth March 9, 1829 26 20
Publication: Letters and documents obtained from Don.
Note: Hoogeveen is about 42 miles NE of Apeldoorn.

Death of a maternal grandfatherAndries van Kampen
November 27, 1830 (Age 20 months)

Birth of a brotherDries Peters
April 9, 1831 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherKornelis Peters
September 17, 1833 (Age 4 years)
Citation details: Record 170
Birth of a brotherWillem Peters
August 24, 1836 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherPeter Peters
May 23, 1839 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterHeintjen Peters
February 26, 1843 (Age 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnna Willems
March 31, 1844 (Age 15 years)

MarriageGeertje BronkhorstView this family
September 2, 1853 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Lambert Peters
February 26, 1854 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: Vol. III.1
Occupation
Laborer
1854 (Age 24 years)
Death of a fatherLambert Peters
March 19, 1856 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Jan Peters “Jon”
November 13, 1856 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: Vol. III 2
Occupation
Servant of King William III
1856 (Age 26 years)
Note: Johannes also worked in the stable and had the thumb of his left hand pulled off while hitching up a…
Death of a brotherGerrit Peters
October 21, 1858 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: Record 222
Birth of a daughter
#3
Jannetje Peters
July 9, 1859 (Age 30 years)
Citation details: Vol. III. 3
Birth of a son
#4
Gerrit Peters
July 25, 1863 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Aalt Peters “Allan”
April 27, 1864 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Johannes Peters “John”
February 27, 1866 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Andries Juliaan Peters “Andrew”
January 19, 1868 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Gijs John Peters “Guy”
July 28, 1870 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#9
Hendrik Jan Peters “Henry”
February 27, 1873 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childLambert PetersHendrika Johanna HullemanView this family
May 23, 1874 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a son
#10
Cornelis Hendrikus Peters “C.J.”
December 6, 1875 (Age 46 years)
Death of a sisterHeintjen Peters
December 27, 1875 (Age 46 years)

Birth of a son
#11
Arend Peters
February 11, 1878 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sonArend Peters
June 9, 1878 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childJan Peters “Jon”Willemina (Minnie) JonkerView this family
May 1, 1879 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childWillem van LoenenJannetje PetersView this family
July 12, 1879 (Age 50 years)
Death of a sisterAnna Peters
November 15, 1879 (Age 50 years)

Immigration August 1, 1881 (Age 52 years)
Note: Johann Peters
Death of a motherJannetjen van Kampen
May 27, 1882 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: Record 188
Marriage of a childGerrit PetersEffie De BruinView this family
1886 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherPeter Peters
March 17, 1889 (Age 60 years)

Marriage of a childAalt Peters “Allan”Edith HarmsenView this family
1891 (Age 61 years)

Marriage of a childJohannes Peters “John”Annie JohannaView this family
about 1893 (Age 63 years)
Marriage of a childAndries Juliaan Peters “Andrew”Victoria C. Schmidbauer “Dora”View this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 2, 1893 (Age 64 years)
Note: Married by Father Wahl
Marriage of a childGijs John Peters “Guy”Louise (Lizzie) DeWitzView this family
April 17, 1895 (Age 66 years)
Death of a daughterJannetje Peters
December 27, 1895 (Age 66 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Marriage of a childGerrit PetersHenrietta Boom “Nettie”View this family
March 25, 1896 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: Marriage Records D433
Note: Second marriage to Henrietta Boom 3/25/1896 (Book D/433) Dodge Co, Wis., marriage witnessed by John and Henry Peters.
Marriage of a childHendrik Jan Peters “Henry”Annis NewmanView this family
June 3, 1897 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: Marriage Records E/371
Note: Marriage witnessed by Cornelius and Annie Peters
Death of a wifeGeertje Bronkhorst
February 13, 1905 (Age 75 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Note: Died in her home at Lipke farm
Death of a brotherDries Peters
August 9, 1907 (Age 78 years)

Residence 1910 (Age 80 years)
Address: Living with Cornelis J. after his wife's death.
Death of a brotherWillem Peters
March 18, 1912 (Age 83 years)

Death of a sonLambert Peters
January 10, 1916 (Age 86 years)
Cause: Cancer of the liver and gall bladder
Residence 1920 (Age 90 years)
Address: Living with Cornelis J in Twin Falls ID.
Death of a brotherKornelis Peters
September 2, 1922 (Age 93 years)

Death February 28, 1923 (Age 93 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Twin Falls Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 9, 1825Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
-6 months
elder brother
Gerrit Peters
Birth: June 2, 1825 22 16Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: October 21, 1858Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
20 months
elder sister
2 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Family with Geertje Bronkhorst - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 2, 1853Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
6 months
son
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
4 years
son
9 months
son
22 months
son
23 months
son
3 years
son
3 years
son
3 years
son
2 years
son
Arend Peters
Birth: February 11, 1878 48 44Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: June 9, 1878Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands

BirthGelders Archief - Apeldoorn
BirthDonald Lester Peters
Publication: Letters and documents obtained from Don.
SourceGelders Archief - Apeldoorn
Citation details: Record 72
Birth

Hoogeveen is about 42 miles NE of Apeldoorn. The birth was officially recorded in Apeldoorn which suggests they might have been traveling.

Birth certificate witnessed by Jan Gerretr Hulleman, supervisor of the hunt, 45 years old and Herfel van Loar 30 years old and landsman.

Occupation

Johannes also worked in the stable and had the thumb of his left hand pulled off while hitching up a team of horses. He was also a messenger and often carried money to the local bank.

Immigration

Johann Peters Arrival Date 5 Aug 1881 Birth Date abt 1829 Age 52 3/12 Gender Male Ethnicity/ Nationality Netherlander Place of Origin Netherlands Port of Departure Rotterdam, Netherlands Destination United States of America Port of Arrival New York, New York Ship Name W A Scholten

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Peters History

PETERS HISTORY

By Rob Peters

The Peters family lived around Apeldoorn in the Gelderland province of Netherlands, which is 60 miles (90 kilometers) east from Amsterdam. The small town of Het Loo (or 't Loo) is about 5 miles north of Apeldoorn. The region is known by the name of Veluwe. Het Loo is interesting in that it was also the summer place of the Dutch royal family.

The royal family connection is important because Johannes was the caretaker of the King's hunting equipment at the Elephant House. Stories say that Johannes lost the thumb from his right hand while hooking up horses to a Singletree.

King Willem III (Willem van Oranje-Nassau) was very fond of the Peters children. Johannes' son Lambert fell into a fire near the Elephant House and lost 3 fingers from his left hand. King Willem III witnessed the accident and offered to school Lambert at the Kings school.

Johannes' only daughter Jannetje played a role with the royal family as well. As documented in Jannetje's obituary, “Her childhood was spent in one of the King's houses on his estate at 't Loo and her early education was carefully looked after as one of the servant girls, her occupation being flower girl for King Willem III ."

Johannes and Geertje had 10 children (9 boys and 1 girl) all born in the Netherlands. When they immigrated to the United States (1881), seven came with them. Two children immigrated later; Lambert with his wife Hendrika arrived at Ellis Island on July 23, 1894 [ship Maasdam] and Jannetje andher husband Willem van Loenen in 1886.

One child (Jan a carpenter) remained in the Netherlands. According to the Gemeente Archief of Apeldoorn, on Feb 17, 1916, Jan moved to the town of Laren in the province of Noord-Holland. His 3 children departed for different locations.

  • Johannes Gerrit, a blacksmith, moved to Woerden on March 24, 1902.

  • Hendrik Willem, a paperer, moved to the town of Hengelo in the province of Overijssel.

  • The last child Jan Willem, a carpenter by trade, moved to Rotterdam on Jan 4, 1910.

According to Garret Lambert. Peters, the reason for immigation to the United States was that Geertje had relatives here and that they enjoyed a higher standard of living. So, in 1881 Johannes and Geertje and seven of their children came to the United States. Lambert and Jeentje followed several years later with their spouses and children. It appears that Johannes left the Netherlands from Rotterdam in August of 1881 and arrived at New York. They took a train to Waupun Wisconsin where a large Dutch community existed.

Around 1910, Guy, Cornelius and Garret L. Peters (son of Lambert) moved to the Twin Falls area. Shortly after 1910, the US government decided to build a dam on the Salmon river in Idaho. They advertised for Dutch families to move out to Idaho to farm and work. Several of the children of Lambert and Hendrika move to Amsterdam Idaho. Amsterdam was a small town that later went out of existence. Some of Johannes and Geertje's descendants are located in the Twin Falls Idaho area.

Some time before 1900 Henry J moved to Winona Minnesota. Henry J. left Winona after 1910 and moved to Twin Falls Idaho and opened a shoe shop. Henry's father John was living with him in Twin Falls. In the 1930 census Henry J was listed as working in a second hand store in Twin Falls.

In 1899, Andrew (Andries John) moved to Winona Minnesota with his wife Victoria and two children, to live near his bother Henry. In 1905, Andrew moved to Stillwater Minnesota, taking a job as a forman at the Connolly Shoe factory. In 1910, Andrew left his wife Victoria and moved to Sioux Falls South Dakota where he divorced her. He married Cora May Grant and they settled Madison South Dakota and then moved to Flandreau.

Cornelius John Peters lived in Twin Falls after 1910. He owned a shoe shop in the city. Between 1920 and 1930 he moved to Milwaukie Oregon near Portland. Cornelius' descendants live in the Portland area.

Guy and his wife Louise moved to California around 1925 and lived around Palo Alto CA.

The other sons of John and Geertje lived in the Waupun area of Wisconsin.

According to the obituary of Geertje (Mrs. John Peters) published in Feb 13, 1905, “she leaves to morn her loss her husband and nine sons; one in Winona Minnesota, one in Europe and the others here [Waupun].”

In 1945, Gerrit Peters died. In his obituary it stated that he was survived by 3 brothers; Allan of Brandon Wisconsin, Guy living in California and Cornelius living in Portland Oregon.

Research continues on their descendants...