In 1850 he and his family were living in St. Charles Parish in Louisiana. 
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCJD-MZG : 12 April 2016), Joseph Peter in household of Jos Juan Peter, St. Charles parish, St. Charles, Louisiana, United States; citing family 188, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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