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Pleasant View Cemetery - Petersburg, MI

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Burial marker of George Peters & Mary J. (Holmes)
Born in Harpersfield, Delaware Co., New York on 21 Sep 1822, George was the eldest son of Richard and Mary "Polly" (Wilcox) and came with his parents to the spot where Petersburg now stands and resided for many years on a part of the old homestead farm. He was repeatedly honored with offices, indicating the esteem in which he was held - serving as the town as school inspector and nineteen years as supervisor. He was a member of the House of Representatives in 1861 and 1862, and a member of the State Senate in 1867 and 1868.

He married Mary J. Holmes, daughter of Benjamin S. Holmes and Minerva (Howe) on 10 Jun 1845 in Summerfield Twp., Monroe Co., Michigan. They were the parents of four children, two reaching adulthood: Mary Helen, born 01 May 1849 and died 06 Feb 1850; an infant born 25 Dec 1850, died January, 1851; Helen Frances who was born 14 Nov 1851 and was the wife of William C. Rea and resident of Hamburg, NY; and Richard George who was born 19 Jun 1865 and married Frances Amelia (Trombly) and died at Wampler's Lake, Jackson Co., Michigan.

Note: Peters' monument marks the burial of George Peters and his wife Mary J. (Holmes). Two additional footstones inscribed "Mother" and "Father" set at left and right of the monument.

Charles Peters & Julia Ann (Burnham) Family marker
Charles was born in Summerfield Twp., Monroe Co., Michigan on 14 Mar 1826 and was the son of Richard Peters and Mary "Polly" (Wilcox). He was married to Julia Ann (Burnham), the daughter of Calvin and Mary Ann (Bruce) on 15 Nov 1848 and were the parents of seven children: Herbert Dwight, born 01 Nov 1849 who married Anna (Huston) and lived in Piatt Co., IL; Edmund Eugene, born 18 Dec 1851 and husband of Julia Ann (Weatherwax); Mary F. who was born 02 May 1857 and died at age 11 months and 12 days on 14 Apr 1858; John a. Peters who was born 26 Dec 1858 and died 14 Jan 1860 at age 1 year and 18 days; Richard Calvin, born 29 apr 1862, husband of Margaret Reed and resident of Houston, Harris Co., Texas; Dora, born about 1868 (adopted); and Charles B. who was born 22 Aug 1873 and died at the age of 8 months and 7 days on 29 Apr 1874.

Charles died on 06 May 1893. Julia, who was born in Montague, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, died in Petersburg on 03 Jan 1901.

Index of Peters related burials at Pleasant View Cemetery
Burnham - From Montague, Massachusetts to Monroe Co., Michigan
Pleasant View Cemetery - Petersburg, MI (Outside Link at Find A Grave)


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