GEORGE PETERS, deceased, was among the settlers of 1855. He was a native of Warwick, Lancaster Co., Pa., born in 1823. At the age of nineteen he accompanied his parents to Stark County, Ohio, where he became acquainted with and married Lydia Ann Marietta, Aug. 29, 1847. Believing that upon the fair prairies of Iowa, a better opportunity was afforded for advancement in material wealth, he emigrated to Benton County, and located in Canton Township, where he improved a fine farm, on which he lived till his death, which occurred Feb. 21, 1883. Mr. Peters was a man universally esteemed by all who knew him, and was for many years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which body his wife was also a member. His widow, who subsequently married Rev. Stephen Williams, and is again a widow, now resides in the city of Vinton.
Six children were born unto Mr. and Mrs. Peters — Sylvanus H., now engaged in the livery business in Vinton; Lizzie E., Reuben T., Calvin B., Amanda, John A.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 362 & 365.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 18th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.