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Margaret Wirth Peter

  • Birth 22 Feb 1812 Germany
  • Death 2 Apr 1884 Bellmont, Wabash County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 56875079

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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  • Created by: Michelle Shreve
  • Added: 10 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56875079
  • Michelle Shreve
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Wirth Peter (22 Feb 1812–2 Apr 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56875079, citing Sand Hill Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Michelle Shreve (contributor 46790346) .