My grandfather was born Aug 12, 1912 lived on a farm in winnipeg. at age 12 he left the farm hopped a boxcar and never went back to see his family again. He met my grandmother in merritt bc. Apparently he shortened his last name to Peters. We all new him as grampa Nick Peters.
His real namet was either Nicholas or Nicholai Petrowski, Petrowsky or petrowich due to his nationality it would have been difficult for him to survive or get work that is why he changed it. Back then it was easy to change without proper documents.. He had brothers and sisters but this is all the family ever new. I wonder if any of the relatives ever talked about a sibling the went away at such a young age and never went back. Thank you