Philis (Paulus) Peters
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Marie Philomene (Paulus) Peters (1852 - 1886)

Marie Philomene (Philis) Peters formerly Paulus
Born in Ste. Anne, Detroit, Wayne County, Michiganmap
Wife of — married 23 Feb 1876 in Ste. Anne, Detroit, Wayne County, Michiganmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 34 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Sep 2009
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Marie lived 1852-1886.

Marie Philomene Paulus. Given Name: Marie Philomene. Surname: Paulus. Nickname: Philis.

Died Cause: Child Birth. 6 MAY 1886. Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA.

Buried Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan. Gravestone Inscription: Philmine Wife of Louis M. Peters Died May 6 1886 Age 33 years 5 Mos & 3 days

Note: Elizabeth Clara Pitre is listed as Clara Peters on gravesite #25.


  • Baptism with parents names in the original text. Baptism: "U.S., French Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1695-1954"
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 1111 #36098 (accessed 31 December 2021)
    Name: Maria Philomena Paulus; Event: Naissance (Birth); Baptism Year: 1846-1861; Baptism Place: Détroit, Ste-Anne; Actes Généraux et Index, Michigan, USA; Religion: Catholique; Church Name: Détroit, Ste-Anne; Actes Généraux et Index.
  • Louis Mary Peters Biography by Ward I. Lyons. Pg 4.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 August 2016), Philomen Peter in household of Louis M Peter, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district ED 304, sheet 299C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0613; FHL microfilm 1,254,613.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Philomina Paulus in household of Charles Paulus, Michigan, United States; citing p. 23, family 133, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,211.

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