From Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania:
...the founding of the line in Pennsylvania by Peter Walter. He was a native of Hesse- Darmstadt, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1831, there marrying, and on Market street, Pittsburgh, whither he had come immediately after his arrival in this country, was the proprietor of a shoe store, employing several expert cobblers and there making the shoes that he sold. He married Anna B. Neiderheiser, a native of Switzerland, and had children: 1. William, moved to Arizona and was there prominent in political and public circles, being a member of the first legislature elected after that state was admitted to the Union, later recorder of one of the counties of that state. 2. Peter, Jr., a prominent druggist of Allegheny, Pennsylvania, a member of the council of that city, and at one time a candidate for mayor, withdrawing from the mayoralty race because of ill-health. 3. Anna, married S. H. Drewit, a druggist of Mount Oliver, Pennsylvania, where both died, survived by two daughters, Anna and Grace. 4. Carrie, married a Mr. Hobson, and moved to Colorado. 5. Lucy, married a Mr. Link, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. 6. Margaret, died at Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. 7. Sophia, twin of Margaret, married a Mr. Wahlgren, deceased, and moved to Denver, Colorado. 8. Lezitta, died in Allegheny City (Pittsburgh North Side), Pennsylvania. 9. George L., of whom further. 10. Matilda, married a Mr. Berresen, and moved to Denver, Colorado, where they still reside.
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