Peter Dieter

Male 1813 - 1888  (74 years)


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  • Name Peter Dieter 
    Born 25 Aug 1813  Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jan 1888  Walsh Co., North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Farmington Burial Ground, Farmington, Walsh Co., North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Peter was one of at least 10 children of George John and Barbara Dotter Dieter of Pennsylvania. By 1828 his parents had moved their large family to Sparta, Livingston Co., NY. Peter and Lucinda, according to family history, eloped and were married April 9, 1840 "somewhere" in Livingston Co. and became the parents of fourteen children.
      Their first six children Martin VanBuren, Jane Polly, Peter George, Lyman (1st), Frances Elizabeth and Hannamaria Allena (called Mary) were born in Springwater, Livingston Co., NY. Lyman died Nov. 22, 1864 in Brownsville, Regimental Hospital, AR., Civil War.
      Sometime about 1852 or 1853 Peter, Lucinda and their six oldest children left New York with other family and friends and headed west. They crossed Lake Michigan by cattle boat, first staying in Wisconsin.
      Florinda,the seventh child was born 1853 Wisc. Susan, the eighth was born in 1854 and died the same year. The ninth child was again named Susan and was born 1855 Marquette, Green Lake Co., Wisc. Ellen Ella and John Henry were also born in Marquette. Martha J, twelfth child and Daniel thirteenth were both born in Simpson, Olmsted Co., Minn. Lyman (again) the youngest and fourteenth child (named for his brother killed in the Civil War) was born May 28, 1865 in Plainview, Wabasha Co., Minn.
      After living in Oakwood Twp., Wabasha Co., Minn. for some twenty years Peter and Lucinda were on the move again, this time moving to Dakota Ter. In less than a year Peter died in Farmington Twp. A monument 3 to 4 ft. high marks Peter's grave. The buriel ground is in poor condition, has no care, with grass growing high. Through the kindness of Mrs. John Tharalson of Hoople, N. Dak. a crayon rubbing on the inscription on the face of Peter's monument was received for a picture to be added to the Dieter Genealogy. This old county cemetery is about 2 miles from the site of Peter's farm and about 4 1/2 miles north of Nash, Walsh Co., about 30 miles from the Canadian border.
      Peter was a large, broadchested man, 6 ft. tall and Lucinda was a "little bit" of a person scarcely 5 ft. in height. A picture of Peter was reproduced from a tintype, no date nor place given. An original of Lucinda was taken at the Ball & Ringdahl Studio, Main Street, Grafton, no date. She resided in Walsh Co., area from 1887 to 1895, but may have visited there in later years. Sources:
      1.John Dieter of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and his descendants, 1735-1972. Esther E. Dieter Gundry (Danville Library, Livingston Co., NY); 2.State and U.S. Census Records; 3.DAR Library.--S.Jones.
    Person ID I37726  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father George Dieter,   b. 4 Mar 1786, Moore, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1850, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Barbara Dotterer,   b. 1796, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1861, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1811  Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Aug 1813 - Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jan 1888 - Walsh Co., North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Farmington Burial Ground, Farmington, Walsh Co., North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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