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The PETERS Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on PETERS. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

One book in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deals in part with the Peters family. It is Flora Curtin's The Peters Family.

There are 32 different first-name entries for Peters in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' PETERS neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

Ivey
Mary M.--135 Willowbank
	Laura F.
	Theressa
	David 19
William H., 40, Lion coffee salesman--34 W. Bishop
	Lucretia

In BOGGS Township:

Agnes--Milesburg
	Jennie
	Nancy
	Lewis 39
	William 25
	Bruce 21
Josh 25, laborer--Milesburg
	Blanche
	Lewis C. 1
Oscar C., 34, farmer--Milesburg
	Ellen
	May
	Edith 
	Lola
William F. 38, blacksmith--Milesburg
	Elvira W.
	Charles C. 14
	Harry 11
	Edward 10
	Beulah
	Candis M.

In COLLEGE Township:

Emanuel B., 40, farmer--Oak Hall
	Susan B.
	James W. 18
	Annie R.
	Minnie A.
	Luther G. 11
	Mary D.
	Charles A. 6
	Elsie M.
	Margaret E.

In HALF-MOON Township:

Martha--Stormstown
	Paul, 1 month
Orris J., 24, laborer--Loveville
	Flora B.

In MILLHEIM Borough:

George, 70, farmer
	Margaret

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Kate--3rd St.
Walter P., 22--Beaver St.
	Mary P.

In POTTER Township:

Sarah--Centre Hill

In RUSH Township:

Joseph, 50--Philipsburg
	Esther
	Esther
	James T., 13
	William A. 12
	Mary
	George 6

In SNOW SHOE Township:

Alfred L., 32, blacksmith--Clarence
	Emma
	Meshek 3
	Clarence 2
	Peters 1 month

In SPRING Township:

David, 39, laborer--Bellefonte
	Sarah J.
	Ira M.
	Willie L. 6
	Harry B. 4

In UNION Township:

Benjamin F., 26, farmer--Fleming
	Maggie E.
	Albert L. 2
Daniel, 33, farmer--Fleming
	Mary A.
	Lloyd W. 8	
	Myra
	Martha
Edward, 35, farmer--Fleming
	Julia
	Claudius 14
	Ada
	Clara
	Wilbur 3
	Bessie
John C., 63, farmer--Fleming
	Catharine E.
	Adaline B.

In UNIONVILLE Borough:

Beulah
Emily
J. Milton, 44, laborer
	Charrilla
William A., 43, laborer
	Sarah D.
	Ella F.
	Lawrence G. 17
	Margaret B.
	Mary E.
	Roy G. 6
	Howard 1

In WORTH Township:

John, 47, laborer--Port Matilda
	Lydia
	Joseph 18
	William 12
	Sarah