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 Peter Gier

Peter Gier

Birth
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 13 Feb 1908 (aged 76)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section M, Lot 211
Memorial ID 67513212 · View Source
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Peter Gier was born in Kelberg, Rhineland, Prussia on 28 Jun 1831, the fourth child of Josef and Anna Margaretha Gier. His father was a master butcher, like his grandfather, Gerhard Gier. When his older brother Anton inherited the family butcher shop in Kelberg, Peter immigrated to the US, landing in New York on 18 May 1854.

He settled in downtown Detroit after his arrival where he lived the remainder of his life. He married Anna Müller at St. Mary's Church in downtown Detroit on 22 Sep 1856. He and Anna had nine children including two adopted children, Mabel Aloysia Luther and Jacob.

He was a butcher for his entire life including service in the Civil War, private, Company I, 23rd Michigan Infantry.

His wife Anna Müller Gier died on 12 May 1905. He was survived by son James Gier, and daughters Catherine Anna Bousson, Elizabeth Theresa Westrick, Anna Catherine Meyers, and Mabel Westrick.


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  • Created by: Thomas J. Meyers
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67513212
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Gier (28 Jun 1831–13 Feb 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67513212, citing Mount Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Thomas J. Meyers (contributor 47451594) .