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John Peets (abt. 1871 - abt. 1939)

John Peets
Born about in Merrill, Clinton, New Yorkmap
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Husband of — married 1892 [location unknown]
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Died about at about age 68 in Merrill, Clinton County, New Yorkmap
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- 1900 Ellenburg, Clinton, NY: John's wife Delia 29, and their children Edgar 7, Walter 5 & Ralph 1 are living with his brother Joseph & his family and their widowed mother. I cannot locate John in this census.

- 1910 Ellenburg, Clinton, NY: John Peets 38, wife of 17 years Delia 34, and their 7 children Edward J. 17, Walter L. 14, Ralph R. 11, Maude A. 9, Edith E. 6, Marie 4, Willard 2, and niece Laura 21.

- 1920 Ellenburg, Clinton, NY: John Peets 48, wife Delia 44, Edward 26, Eleanne E. 16, Marie A. 13, Willard E. 11, Dorothy S. 8, John A. 5, Irene 1 yr 2 months.

- 1930 Ellenburg, Clinton, NY: John Peets 58 farmer, wife Delia 54, Willard E. 22, John A. 15, Irene R. 11.

Obituary: Chateaugay Record, Friday, 24 February 1939: John Peets died at his home at Merrill on Wednesday night at 9:30 o'clock. He had been in declining health for the past 11 years and for two years had been in a serious condition. Death came as a merciful relief to his sufferings. Mr. Peets was born at Merrill 67 years ago and his entire lifetime has been passed there. He followed the occupation of farming and was an up to date progressive farmer. The deceased was highly regarded as a kind, honest, industrious man, one who was always ready and willing to aid in the betterment of the community and his demise is now universally mourned. Mr. Peets was united in marriage to Miss Delia St. Germaine 47 years ago, and to mourn his loss are his widow, four daughters and five sons, Mrs. Harry Gadway, Mrs. Wescott Moore, Mrs. Floyd Bracy, of Merrill, Mrs. Francis Hamlin, of Lyon Mountain, Edward and Walter of Lyon Mountain, Ralph and Willard of Rochester and John Jr., who resides at home. He also leaves two brothers, Joseph of Saratoga Springs and Henry of Elliston, Mont. The funeral services will be held at St. Bernard's church at Lyon Mountain at 9:30 o'clock on Saturday morning. Rev. Father Staie and Father Vermette will officiate. Interment will be made in St. Bernard's cemetery at that place.

Obituaries of the children:

Edward Joseph Peets: Plattsburgh Press-Republican, Monday, 27 June 1955: Lyon Mountain: Edward J. Peets died Friday in Merrill at the age of 62. He was born in New Bedford, Mass. and had worked for the Republic Steel Corp. for about 40 years. His wife, the former Mabel Miller, died 12 years ago. Mr. Peets lived with his mother, Mrs. Delia Peets in Merrill, for some time. He is survived by his mother; four sisters, Mrs. Maude Gadway of Pulaski, Mrs. Eleanor Bozedlowski of Merrill, Mrs. Marie Hamelin and Mrs. Irene Bracey of Lyon Mountain; four brothers, Walter Peets of Lyon Mountain, Ralph Peets and Willard Peets of Rochester and John Peets of Merrill. The body is at the John Peets home in Merrill. The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Bernard's Church here. Burial will be at Ellenburg Corners.

Plattsburgh Press-Republican, Saturday, 25 June 1955: Merrill: The body of 62-year-old Edward Peets was recovered from the waters of Chateaugay Narrows here last night by State Troopers from Plattsburgh, Chazy and Dannemora. Cause of death has not yet been stated, but it was apparently from drowning. Troopers said that Peets did not know how to swim. Peets, who lived in Merrill, was out walking with his nephew, Robert Gadway of Pulaski, about 7:30 last evening, troopers said. The two men had approached a bridge over the Narrows when Peets sent his nephew back to their camp on an errand. When Gadway returned to the bridge, troopers reported, the only evidence he could find of his uncle was the elderly man’s sweater. Gadway summoned troopers who, after searching the general area for Peets, started dragging the waters near the bridge. The bridge has a span of about 75 feet and is 15 to 20 feet above the water. The troopers, aided by civilians in the area, used one State Police outboard and one local outboard with dragging apparatus. Floodlights powered by auxillary motors provided light for the operation. Peets’ body was recovered at about 9:45, troopers said. A widower, Peets lived with his mother, Mrs. Delia Peets. He had no children. His 27-year-old nephew was spending his vacation with him. Dr. Dana Weeks, Clinton County Coroner, named Dr. Sheridan Keysor of Standish as coroner’s physician. The body was removed to the Chateaugay Funeral Home. State police said the Bureau of Criminal Investigation would continue the investigation today.

Walter L. Peets: Chateaugay Record, Thursday, 17 August 1967: Walter Peets, 72, died at Physicians Hospital Friday after a long illness. A lifelong resident of this area, he was born in Merrill, the son of John and Delia Peets. He was a retired employee of Republic Steel. He is survived by his wife, Lula Collins Peets of Lyon Mt., two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Garvin of Albany and Mrs. Patricia Bosjolie of Norfolk, N.Y.; his mother of Lyon Mountain; three brothers, John of Merrill, Ralph of Rochester; four sisters: Mrs. Maude Gadway of Pulaski and Mrs. Irene Bracey, Mrs. Marie Hamelin and Mrs. Eleanor Bozedlowski, all of Lyon Mountain; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. Bernard's Church in Lyon Mountain on Monday at 9:30 a.m.

Edith Eleanor Peets: Chateaugay Record, Tuesday, 22 November 1994: Lyon Mountain: Eleanor Bozedlowski, 90, of Lyon Mountain, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1994, at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center Hospital in Plattsburgh. Born Nov. 7, 1904, at Chateaugay Lake, she was the daughter of John and Delia St. Germain Peets. She formerly owned and operated the Hollywood Inn in Chateaugay Lake for 38 years and was a former member of the Lyon Mountain Senior Citizens. Surviving are a sister, Irene Bracey of Lyon Mountain; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held at the Lyon Mountain Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial was held in St. Bernard's Church. Burial was held in the parish cemetery.

Marie A. Peets: Press Republican, Saturday, 9 April 1977: Lyon Mountain: Mrs. Marie Hamelin, 71, died Friday, April 8th, 1977 in the CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh. She was born on March 31, 1906 in Merrill, the daughter of John and Delia (St. Germaine) Peets. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Salvin (Jean) Chase and Mrs. Alvin (Frances) Thompson, both of Lyon Mountain; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer Bozedlowski and Mrs. Irene Bracey, both of Lyon Mountain, and Mrs. Maude Gadway of Pulaski; three brothers, John Peets of Merrill, Willard Peets and Ralph Peets of Pittsford; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard's Church in Lyon Mountain. Burial will be in Bernard's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Fund.

Willard E. Peets: Plattsburgh Press-Republican, Tuesday, 25 January 1983: Pittsford: Willard Peets, 74, died Jan. 14, 1983 in Pittsford. He was born April 13, 1908 in Merrill, the son of John and Delia Peets. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Carol Peets; four grand-children, Debra, Diane, Edward and John of Pittsford; two brothers, Ralph of Pittsford and John of Merrill; and three sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Bozedlowski and Mrs. Irene Bracy, both of Lyon Mountain, and Mrs. Maude Gadway of Pulaski. Funeral services and burial were held in Pittsford.

Dorothy S. Peets: Chateaugay Record, Friday, 7 June 1929: A particularly sad death was that of Miss Dorothy Peets which occurred at the home of her parents on Tuesday after a brief illness of pneumonia. Miss Peets was born at Merrill 17 years ago and had always resided there. She was a young lady of sunny disposition and exemplary character being extremely popular with all whom she came in contact with and her early death is a source of sorrow to all and sincere sympathy is extended to the sorrowing family. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Peets, three sisters and five brothers, Mrs. Harry Gadway and Mrs. Wescott Moore of Merrill, Mrs. Joseph Endean of Lyon Mountain, Edward of Lyon Mountain, Walter of East Rochester, Ralph of Pittsford, N.Y., Willard, John of Merrill. Funeral services were held at her late residence on Thursday afternoon.

John A. Peets: Plattsburgh Press-Republican, Wednesday, 28 February 1990: Merrill: John A. Peets 74, of the Blanch Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1990, at the CVPH Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1917 in Merrill, the son of John and Delia (St. Germine) Peets. Mr. Peets owned and operated a dairy farm on the Blanch Road for many years. He was a member of the Lyon Mountain Rod and Gun Club. Survivors include his wife, the former Gladys Cheyme, whom he married Nov. 13, 1936 at Chateaugay Lake; a son, Wilroy "Billy" Peets of Merrill; a daughter, Mrs. Royce (Barbara) Rodriguez of Merrill; two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Bozedlowski and Mrs. Floyd (Irene) Bracey, both of Lyon Mountain; six grand-children; two great-grand-children; and several nieces and nephews. Several relatives died earlier: three sisters, Marie Hamelin, Dorothy Peets and Maude Gadway; and four brothers, Walter, Edward, Ralph and Willard Peets. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Lyon Mountain Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Bernard's Church in Lyon Mountain with the Rev. Leo A. Wiley celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Burial will be at a later date in the Brainardsville Cemetery.

Irene R. Peets: Plattsburgh Press-Republican, Wednesday, 22 October 2008: Lyon Mountain: Irene R. Bracey, 89, of the Standish Road, Lyon Mountain died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at the CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Born in Merrill, N.Y., on Oct. 28, 1918, the daughter of John and Delia (St. Germaine) Peets. She was married to Floyd Bracey. He predeceased her in 1993 after 55 years of marriage. Irene dedicated her life to her family, spending every waking hour with them. She enjoyed traveling, her desserts and driving her sports car which she called her "lil red bird". She loved spending time with her grandson, Greg, who not only lived with her but was her camping and riding buddy. She loved playing cards, joking around, cooking for two or two hundred. Irene enjoyed riding her horse, camping, bringing her children and grandchildren swimming to the lake, bringing them berry picking and going to the fair. With all these events going on, she always had time to talk. She was a member of the Sorrel Woodware Post 1623 American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Bracey is survived by: a daughter and her companion, Kim Bracey and Pat Chase and her son, Greg Perry; a daughter, Sally Shusda and her children and their spouses, Lisa and Eric Pellerin and their children, Laura and Layla; John and Marylou Shusda and their children, John and Krysta; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and William Burgoyne and their children, John and Barbara Burgoyne and their children, Billy John and Jennifer; and great-great-grandchild, Braydin; Laurie Burgoyne and her daughter, Cheyanne; Donna Burgoyne, Allen Burgoyne and his companion Gail. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents; a son, John Bracey; and son-in-law, John Shusda. Calling hours will be held at the Chateaugay Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain with the Rev. Ted Crosby officiating. Entombment will take place at Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens, Ellenburg Depot. Arrangements are with the Chateaugay Funeral Home.


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