|Birth: ||Jun. 5, 1838, Germany|
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 1906|
Cooper; Corporal in 58th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Civil War, 1861-1863; honorably discharged following Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, for medical disability; moved from Chicago to Hammond, Indiana in 1876, owned dairy in Hammond; moved to farm in Cedar Lake, Indiana, about 1898.
DEATH OF OLD HAMMOND CITIZEN
Fred Peters Passes Away at His Farm Near Cedar Lake on New Year's Day
Henry Peters of the Hammond fire department received a sad message from Cedar Lake yesterday announcing that his father, Fred Peters, had died on his farm near the resort on New Year's Eve. Mr. Peters did not know that his father's illness was fatal and should have been apprised of the affair in time to reach him alive, but for the negligence of the doctor attending him. Mr. Peters had not been in good health for some time. He visited in Hammond last summer and had just written Henry inviting him to spend a few days with him on the farm. He was one of the oldest residents of the North Side in Hammond, coming here from Illinois in 1876 and living here up to about seven years ago, when he moved to his farm at Cedar Lake. There he lived ever since. Mr. Peters was twice married. Nine children have been born to the family. Their names are: Henry, Adolph, Edward, Mrs. Peter Larson and Mrs. Joseph Mallet, of 411 Hoffman street; Otto of Spokane, Wash.; William, now in the U.S.N. in the Pacific; Mrs. Cohn, of New York City, and Miss Annie Peters, of Cedar Lake.
The remains will be brought here tomorrow by way of Crown Point and the funeral services will take place on Friday afternoon from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Larson, 411 Hoffman street, in charge of Emmerling. Internment will be had at Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Peters was a veteran of the Civil War and was born in Germany. He lost his first wife 12 years ago.
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VISITS HOME TO FIND FATHER DEAD
Crepe on Door Apprises Hammond Woman of Parent's Demise.
Wishing to please her aged father, Frederick Peters, who lived on a farm near Cedar Lake, Mrs. Peter Larson of 411 Hoffman street of this city, drove to Cedar Lake yesterday morning to pay him a visit, especially as he had asked her and his son, Henry Peters of the fire department, to make a call on New Year's Day. Arriving at the old homestead Mrs. Larson saw black crepe waving from the door. This told her that her father had not lived to see the New Year.
Mr. Peters passed away Monday evening and his death was unexpected. His son, Henry Peters, here did not know of the death until he received word from his sister yesterday forenoon. The deceased was accounted among the pioneers of the county and was nearly eighty years old.
Much of his time in Lake county was spend in Hammond where he had a milk route.
About nine years ago he moved onto a farm near Cedar Lake. The remains will be sent to Hammond tomorrow forenoon from Crown Point, and will lie in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Larson, 411 Hoffman street until Friday afternoon when they will be be taken to Oak Hill cemetery for internment.
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Frederika Wilhelmina Nieman Peters (1840 - 1894)*
Henry Peters (1867 - 1931)*
Otto Peters (1871 - 1945)*
William Peters (1873 - 1953)*
Elizabeth Peters Larson (1875 - 1971)*
Adolph Peters (1876 - 1952)*
Edward Peters (1879 - 1926)*
Ida Louise Henrietta Peters Mallett (1882 - 1961)*
Anna E Peters Tracy (1897 - 1979)*
Entzncken. O! Wie herrlich
lohnst den Dulder du.
Hoffend Konn ich auf den
Hugel blicken. Nicht aud
ewig Schlieszt den Gab dich.
See you again! heavenly
delight. Oh! How magnificently
you reward the sufferer.
With hope can I look upon
the hill. Not for
ever does your grave enclose you.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section 3, Lots #12 and $13
Created by: Eric Larson
Record added: Sep 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41740940