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Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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PEUTER, PETER, farmer. Sec. 17, P.O. Greenfield, is a native of County Clare, Ireland, was born 1813, of a family of nine children, born of John and Ann P. Peter remained with his parents until he was thirty years of age, the custom in that country being quite different than here, they generally remain at home until they marry, then they are free. He married Susan Cherry, born March 4, 1820; they have had eleven children, eight of them now living: Pat. born Jan. 29, 1848; John, born Aug. 10, 1849; Ann, born Nov. 2, 1852; Michael, born Dec. 10, 1854; Kate, born Aug. 10, 1856; James, born Aug. 1, 1862; Thomas, born Sept. 10, 1864; Mary, born June 11, 1867. In 1857, he emigrated to this country, landed at Quebec, came to Buffalo by the lake route; began working on the railroad with his shovel, and with it he has dug out for himself a good farm. He has worked on several of the largest roads in the United States, and has been very successful in retaining what he has earned; though it came slowly, yet he plodded on, and with the assistance of his frugal wife, they have now 160 acres of good land, and are comfortably situated in life. Was formerly Democratic, but has recently espoused the Republican principles, yet he is very liberal, takes but little interest in any election, save that of Presidential.

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This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

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