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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Peter Looney HOLSTEIN

         Peter Looney Holstein was born in Kanawha County May 7, 1833, and Mary Pauley, born in that county February 2, 1835, were there united in marriage April 19, 1857. The birth record of their children is: Elizabeth Jane, February 7, 1858; Wirt Chapman, February 9, 1860; Charles Watson, March 11, 1862, died March 13, 1863; Joel Wilburn, January 13, 1864; Emily Maria, February 6, 1866; Cyrena Ann, June 17, 1868; William Alexander, August 29, 1871; Lily Belle, August 6, 1874. Elizabeth J. married R. F. Burgess, December 24, 1877, and her husband died January 28, 1882. Their children were born: Perlie M., October 9, 1878; California T., April 2, 1880; Willia Alice, June 28, 1882. Wirt C. Holstein married Milla A. Meikle, February 19, 1882, and their daughter Elsie J. was born May 19, 1883. All are living in Duval District. Mohaney and Lucinda (Tulley) Pauley were the parents of Mrs. Holstein. Her father came to Kanawha County in 1805. Stephen Holstein, grandfather of Peter L., was taken by Indians from his home in Bedford County, Virginia, when seven years old, and remained with them seven years. Afterward he fought in the battle of Point Pleasant against the Indians under Colonel Lewis, and nine of his enemies fell before his well aimed gun. He then fought for liberty seven years in the Continental Army, and when peace was declared settled in Botetourt County, Virginia, and there raised a family. Peter Holstein, father of Peter L., was born August 1, 1795, served in the 1812 war, and then settled in Kanawha County. He married Elizabeth McClure, born March 31, 1791, and she died in 1877. Peter L. Holstein now owns and farms the land his father settled. Address, Garrets Bend.

    Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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