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Margaret Wirth Peter
Birth: Feb. 22, 1812, Germany
Death: Apr. 2, 1884
Bellmont
Wabash County
Illinois, USA

She married Michael Peter in Bavaria sometime before 1836. They had eight children, the first three born in Bavaria: John; Katherine; Elizabeth; Barbara; Frank Michael; Margaret; George; Maria. They immigrated to America and arrived in New York on August 30, 1837. They made their home in Wabash County, Illinois.
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Combined History of Edwards, Lawrence and Wabash Counties, Illinois pg. 198
J.L. McDonough & Co. 1883

**Catholic Church**

It was in the year 1837 when the first Roman Catholic came to Mt. Carmel. His name was Mr. Henry Fuchs. He was by birth an Alsatian; has been the first emigrant of that part of Germany who came to Mt. Carmel. Soon after the time that Mr. Fuchs arrived, Mr. John Kaiser, also a native of Alsatia, became an inhabitant of the city of Mt. Carmel. From 1837 to 1839, a few other emigrants arrived at Mt. Carmel. They were Mr. Michael Peter with his family, his brother Nicholas and family, also Mr. J. Keepas and Mr. George Wirth. The last four persons were natives of Bavaria. They were poor, and had to work hard for their daily bread. All the above named persons lived at Mt. Carmel, except Mr. Michael Peter, who purchased a farm of forty acres seven miles west of Mt. Carmel. 
 
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 Children:
  Catherine Peter Fearheiley (____ - 1886)*
  Elizabeth Peter Keepes (1837 - 1920)*
  Barbara A. Peter Bertelsman (1842 - 1917)*
  Frank Michael Peter (1844 - 1922)*
  Margaret A. Peter Fridrich (1847 - 1928)*
  George Michael Peters (1849 - 1931)*
  Maria V. Peter Wirth (1856 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sand Hill Cemetery
Mount Carmel
Wabash County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Michelle Shreve
Record added: Aug 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56875079
Margaret <i>Wirth</i> Peter
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Great - great - GREAT Grandma, I so wish I knew more about you!
- Bonnie Gleason
 Added: Aug. 21, 2010
Rest in Peace Great-Great-Great-Grandmother
- Michelle Shreve
 Added: Aug. 10, 2010
 
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