Benjamin (Pitre) Peets
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Albini (Pitre) Peets (1870 - 1948)

Albini (Benjamin) "Bennie" Peets formerly Pitre
Born in Mooers Forks, Clinton, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1891 in New Yorkmap
Husband of — married 11 Nov 1899 in Moores Forks, Clinton, NY, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 77 in Tupper Lake, Franklin County, New Yorkmap
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Name Variations


Ancestral - PITRE -Traceable to early 17th century Nova Scotia

DIT Name -LAJAMBRE/LAJAMBE- alias used in many French countries to differentiate between similar named individuals. Often carried through to their descendants. This DIT name goes back through several generations.

Anglicized Spellings - PEET, PEETS, PEAT, PEATS, PETE, PITT, PITTS - spelling Variations found in numerous public and church records.

Given Name

Birth Name - Albini/Albiny - From baptismal record. Anglicized Names - Bennie and Benjamin. Note: Albini's given name is often confused by researchers with that of his twin brother Solomon who died shortly after birth. Birth of twins documented in St. Edmund's, Ellenburg, New York

Birth/Baptismal Source

Page 92 Pitre, Albini, Centreville(Birth) Ellenburgh(Baptism) Parents: Pitre, Pierre/Rheaume, Marie Baptism: 20 JUly 1870 Birth: 18 July Godparents: Pitre, Pierre/Shenad, Marie. [1]

Marriage Source 1

The source of Benjamin Peets first marriage to Minnie Gadway is indirect and based on their being married by Feb 1892 when the NY census was taken when Minnie's age was give as 15. Their first child Frank was born 21 Aug 1892. Its therefore likely the we're married at the end of 1891 or early in 1892.

Marriage Source 2

Page 18 Groom: Lajamble, Albin, 29 Parents: Peter/Marie Rheaume Date: 11 Nov 1899 Bride: Vivier, Justine, 28 Parents: Joseph/Lucie Prevost Witnesses: J. Lafleur/O. Charbonneau.[2]

Death/Burial Source

Taken from Obituary (below) and tombstone)

Death 4 March 1948, Burial 8 March 1948

Census Data

White, Male, Age 10, Son, Single, Born NY, Father Born Canada, Mother Born Canada.[3]

New York Census 1892.[4]

1900 US Census.[5]

1905 NY Census.[6]

1910 US Census.[7]

1915 NY Census.[8]

1920 US Census. [9]

1925 NY Census.[10]

1930 US Census.[11]

1940 US Census.[12]


Tupper Lake Free Press, Thursday, 11 March 1948

Benjamin Peets, 77, of 66 McLaughlin St. died Thursday night at 10:30 at Mercy General hospital here. He had been confined to the hospital for the past month, after suffering a paralytic shock. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Alphonsus Church, and burial was in St. Alphonsus cemetery here. He was born at Mooers Forks, N.Y. on July 18, 1870, the son of Peter and Mary Reome Peets, and was married there about 57 years ago to Miss Minnie Gadway. His first wife died six years later, and Mr. Peets was married a second time at Mooers Forks 47 years ago to Miss Jennie Vevie. The family moved to Tupper Lake 35 years ago, and Mr. Peets worked for eight years on the maintenance of way department of the old New York & Ottawa Railroad. He was employed nearly 20 years at the Oval Wood Dish plant here, until his retirement eight years ago. His second wife, died in Tupper Lake April 2, 1940. Surviving are three sons, Frank, Joseph and Thomas Peets, all of Tupper Lake; four daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Rose) Miller, Mrs. Henry (Gertrude) LaBarge and Mrs. Thomas (Melvina) Willette, all of this village, and Mrs. Homer (Lavina) Pharand of Buckingham, Que.; one sister, Mrs. Lavina Forkey of Ludlow, Mass.; 39 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Many out-of-town relatives and friends attended the funeral services here Monday. Among them were Mrs. Homer Pharand of Masson, Que.; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scanlon of Herkimer; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brown and daughter Dorothy of Old Forge; Francis Veivia, Mrs. Joseph Veivia, Miss Theresa Veivia and Mrs. Lena Veivia, all of Ellenburg, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Peets, Mrs. Robert Jacobi and Mrs. Dorothy Curtius, all of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry St. John, Mrs. Liza Carlson and Mrs. Mary Dion, all of Ludlow, Mass.; Mrs. Clara Burgess of Montreal, Que.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Trombly and Mrs. Denise Parson of Mooers Forks, N.Y. and Ben Berthiaume of Hemmingford, Que. Tupper Lake Free Press - a week later: A Correction: Should have said 18 great grandchildren. And should have had Gerald Peets of Niagara Falls listed as attending the funeral.


  1. Baptisms and burials : St. Edmund's, Ellenburg, New York, St. Philomene's, Churubusco, New York, St. James, Cadyville, New York, Clinton County, 1864-1881 / compiled by Virginia Easley DeMarce PUBLISHED: [Plattsburgh, N.Y.] : Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society, 2001.
  2. Compiled and Transcribed by Barbara Seguin, St. Anne's Church Mooers Forks, Clinton Co. New York, Marriages - Baptisms - Burials 1860 - 1925 (Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society Printed in Canada by La Maison Primevre, McMasterville, Quebec),
  3. US 1880 - Benjamin Peat In household of Peter Peat, Mooers, Clinton, NY, E.D.27, Page 39 Line 24,
  4. NY 1892 - Benjamin Peet, Mooers, Clinton, NY, E.D. 3, Page 9, Line 25, Male, Age 21, Born US, Citizen, Laborer.
  5. US 1900 - Benie Pete, Mooers, Clinton, NY, E.D. 21, Page 2, Line 79, Head, White, Male, Born July 1869, Married Less than 1 year, Born NY, Father Born CanDa(fr.), Mother Born Canada (fr.), Farm Laborer, Can Read, Write and speak English, Rents a house.
  6. NY 1905 - Benjamin Peet - Altona, Clinton, NY, E.D. 1 , Page 31, Line 14, Main Street, Forest Village. Head, White, Male, Aged 34, Born in US, Citizen, Day Laborer.
  7. US 1910 - Benjamin Peet - Altona, Clinton, NY, E.D. 1, Page 1A, Line 42, Forest Pl., Head, Male, White, Age 40, 2nd Marriage, 10 Years, Born NY, Father Born Canada, Mother Born Canada, Laborer, Odd jobs.
  8. NY 1915.
  9. US 1920 - Benjamin Peet, Tupper Lake, Franklin, NY, E.D. 69, Page 16, Line 13, Junction Road, Head, Rents, Male, White, Age 49 Married, Can read and Write, Born NY, Speaks French, Father born Canada, Speaks French, Mother Born Canada Speaks French, Laborer for Railroad.
  10. NY 1925.
  11. US 1930 - Benjamin Peets, Tupper Lak, Franklin, NY, ED?, Page 5A, Line 27, Rents, $15, Does not live on a farm, Male, White, Age 59, Married, Age 21 at first marriage, Born NY, Father Born Canada, Mother Born Canada, Laborer at Sawmill, Not a Veteran.
  12. US 1940 - Bennie Peets - In household of Malvina Peets. Tupper Lake, Franklin, NY, E.D. 17-5, Page 6B, Line 50, McLaughlin Ave. Father, Male, White, Age 70, Widowed, Completed 5th Grade, Born NY, Same Place in 1935, Not Working.

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Peets-175 and Peets-68 appear to represent the same person because: Same children

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