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Peters Name Study

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Peters Name Study

This page is a companion to the Peters Category Page

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.

How to Join

To become a member of the Peters Name Study simply add your name and a description of what you are working on to the Members list. Or contact the one of the project managers Jamie Nelson or Barry Sweetman to be added.


  • Jamie - Peters from Mecklenburg, Germany.
  • Barry - Peters from England, New England, Michigan, and Canada
  • Mary-Ellen Peters in Australia
  • Lisa - Peters from Ohio and Virginia
  • Susan - Peters from Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia
  • Adri - Researching Peters from Minnesota




This profile is part of the Peters Name Study.

Paste this above the biography for each Peters if they don't already belong to a project:

  {{One Name Study|name=Peters|category=Peters_Name_Study}}

Or just include this category:

[[Category: Peters_Name_Study]]

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Hello! While I am not a Peters, my mother was raised Harriet (Peters) Reitsma (1926-1997), and considers her 4 Peters-descending cousins her siblings. Her siblings descend from a Jan Geerd Peters (abt.1831-), a German immigrant to Iowa whose married a Maartje (Koppendraijer) Peters (1846-1932), a Dutch woman, and their children became deeply involved in the Dutch Christian Reformed community--Harriet's branch ended up in a mostly-Dutch area of SW Minnesota. I'd like to join this project and see how I can help build this name and see how a Prussian ended up making relationships with a bunch of Dutch!
posted by A Zonnefeld

Have you had a chance to review the Trusted List request I sent a week ago on 5 Aug 18?

posted by Ros Haywood
Seeking ancestry of Jesse A. Peters (1829-1901) and Lucy F. Peters (1826- ????). They married in Amherst County, Virginia 1850. Lucy's mother listed as Elizabeth on Marriage Register. They lived in Nelson & Amherst Cos., but mostly in Bedford Co., VA. They had 4 daughters:

Sarah Lee Peters m: Robert H Mason --- Alice B Peters m: William B Frazier --- Rosa M Peters m: Robert S Harrison --- Nannie B Peters m: Morton Adams Thank you ~~~~ [updated 5-22-2017]

posted by Joyce (Private) L