Johannes Peters, 18291923 (aged 93 years)

Johannes Peters
Given names
Birth March 9, 1829 26 20
Note: Hoogeveen is about 42 miles NE of Apeldoorn.

Death of a maternal grandfatherAndries van Kampen
November 27, 1830 (aged 1 year)

Birth of a brotherDries Peters
April 9, 1831 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a brotherKornelis Peters
September 17, 1833 (aged 4 years)
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Birth of a brotherWillem Peters
August 24, 1836 (aged 7 years)
Birth of a brotherPeter Peters
May 23, 1839 (aged 10 years)
Birth of a sisterHeintjen Peters
February 26, 1843 (aged 13 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnna Willems
March 31, 1844 (aged 15 years)

MarriageGeertje BronkhorstView this family
September 2, 1853 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a son
Lambert Peters
February 26, 1854 (aged 24 years)
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Vol. III.1

1854 (aged 24 years)
Death of a fatherLambert Peters
March 19, 1856 (aged 27 years)
Birth of a son
Jan Peters Jon
November 13, 1856 (aged 27 years)
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Vol. III 2

Servant of King William III
1856 (aged 26 years)
Note: Johannes also worked in the stable and had the thumb of his left hand pulled off while hitching up a…
Death of a brotherGerrit Peters
October 21, 1858 (aged 29 years)
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Record 222

Birth of a daughter
Jannetje Peters
July 9, 1859 (aged 30 years)
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Vol. III. 3

Birth of a son
Gerrit Peters
July 25, 1863 (aged 34 years)
Birth of a son
Aalt Peters Allan
April 27, 1864 (aged 35 years)
Birth of a son
Johannes Peters John
February 27, 1866 (aged 36 years)
Birth of a son
Andries Juliaan Peters Andrew
January 19, 1868 (aged 38 years)
Birth of a son
Gijs John Peters Guy
July 28, 1870 (aged 41 years)
Birth of a son
Hendrik Jan Peters Henry
February 27, 1873 (aged 43 years)
Marriage of a childLambert PetersHendrika Johanna HullemanView this family
May 23, 1874 (aged 45 years)
Birth of a son
Cornelis Hendrikus Peters C.J.
December 6, 1875 (aged 46 years)
Death of a sisterHeintjen Peters
December 27, 1875 (aged 46 years)

Birth of a son
Arend Peters
February 11, 1878 (aged 48 years)
Death of a sonArend Peters
June 9, 1878 (aged 49 years)
Death of a sonArend Peters
June 9, 1878 (aged 49 years)
Marriage of a childJan Peters JonWillemina (Minnie) JonkerView this family
May 1, 1879 (aged 50 years)
Marriage of a childWillem van LoenenJannetje PetersView this family
July 12, 1879 (aged 50 years)
Death of a sisterAnna Peters
November 15, 1879 (aged 50 years)

Immigration August 1, 1881 (aged 52 years)
Note: Johann Peters
Death of a motherJannetjen van Kampen
May 27, 1882 (aged 53 years)
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Record 188

Marriage of a childGerrit PetersEffie De BruinView this family
1886 (aged 56 years)
Death of a brotherPeter Peters
March 17, 1889 (aged 60 years)

Marriage of a childAalt Peters AllanEdith HarmsenView this family
1891 (aged 61 years)

Marriage of a childJohannes Peters JohnAnnie JohannaView this family
about 1893 (aged 63 years)
Marriage of a childAndries Juliaan Peters AndrewVictoria C. Schmidbauer DoraView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 2, 1893 (aged 64 years)
Note: Married by Father Wahl
Marriage of a childGijs John Peters GuyLouise (Lizzie) DeWitzView this family
April 17, 1895 (aged 66 years)
Death of a daughterJannetje Peters
December 27, 1895 (aged 66 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Marriage of a childGerrit PetersHenrietta Boom NettieView this family
March 25, 1896 (aged 67 years)
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Marriage Records D433

Note: Second marriage to Henrietta Boom 3/25/1896 (Book D/433) Dodge Co, Wis., marriage witnessed by John and Henry Peters.
Marriage of a childHendrik Jan Peters HenryAnnis NewmanView this family
June 3, 1897 (aged 68 years)
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Marriage Records E/371

Note: Marriage witnessed by Cornelius and Annie Peters
Marriage of a childCornelis Hendrikus Peters C.J.Margaret IhdeView this family
August 5, 1899 (aged 70 years)
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Marriage Records F/253

Death of a wifeGeertje Bronkhorst
February 13, 1905 (aged 75 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Note: Died in her home at Lipke farm
Death of a brotherDries Peters
August 9, 1907 (aged 78 years)

Marriage of a childAndries Juliaan Peters AndrewCora May GrantView this family
Type: Civil marriage
May 4, 1910 (aged 81 years)
Residence 1910 (aged 80 years)
Address: Living with Cornelis J. after his wife's death.
Death of a brotherWillem Peters
March 18, 1912 (aged 83 years)

Death of a sonLambert Peters
January 10, 1916 (aged 86 years)
Cause: Cancer of the liver and gall bladder
Residence 1920 (aged 90 years)
Address: Living with Cornelis J in Twin Falls ID.
Death of a brotherKornelis Peters
September 2, 1922 (aged 93 years)

Death February 28, 1923 (aged 93 years)
Cemetery: Twin Falls Cemetery
Family with parents
Birth: August 27, 1802 29 31Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: March 19, 1856Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
Birth: June 3, 1808 35 37Hoog Soeren, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: May 27, 1882Hoog Soeren, Gelderland, Netherlands
Marriage: December 9, 1825Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
-6 months
elder brother
Birth: June 2, 1825 22 16Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: October 21, 1858Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
21 months
elder sister
Birth: February 10, 1827 24 18Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: November 15, 1879
2 years
Johannes Peters
Birth: March 9, 1829 26 20Hoogeveen, Drenthe, Netherlands
Death: February 28, 1923Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co, Idaho, USA
2 years
younger brother
Dries Peters
Birth: April 9, 1831 28 22Hoog Soeren, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: August 9, 1907
3 years
younger brother
Birth: September 17, 1833 31 25Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: September 2, 1922
3 years
younger brother
Birth: August 24, 1836 33 28Hoog Soeren, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: March 18, 1912
3 years
younger brother
Birth: May 23, 1839 36 30Hoog Soeren, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: March 17, 1889
4 years
younger sister
Birth: February 26, 1843 40 34Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: December 27, 1875
Family with Geertje Bronkhorst
Johannes Peters
Birth: March 9, 1829 26 20Hoogeveen, Drenthe, Netherlands
Death: February 28, 1923Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co, Idaho, USA
Geertje Bronkhorst Peters
Birth: March 12, 1833 32 29Uddel, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: February 13, 1905Chester, Dodge Co, Wisconsin, USA
Marriage: September 2, 1853Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
6 months
Lambert Peters
Birth: February 26, 1854 24 20Hoog Soeren, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: January 10, 1916Waupun, Wisconsin, USA
3 years
Birth: November 13, 1856 27 23Hoog Soeren, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: Netherlands
3 years
Birth: July 9, 1859 30 26Het Loo, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: December 27, 1895Trenton, Dodge Co, Wisconsin, USA
4 years
Gerrit Peters
Birth: July 25, 1863 34 30Het Loo, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: February 14, 1945Waupun, Dodge Co, Wisconsin, USA
9 months
Birth: April 27, 1864 35 31Het Loo, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: about 1950Brandon, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin, USA
22 months
John Peters
Birth: February 27, 1866 36 32Het Loo, Gelderland, Netherlands
23 months
Juliaan Peters
Birth: January 19, 1868 38 34Het Loo, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: June 7, 1944Flandreau, Moody Co, South Dakota, USA
3 years
Guy Peters
Birth: July 28, 1870 41 37Het Loo, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: February 6, 1959Grass Valley, Nevada Co, California, USA
3 years
Henry Peters
Birth: February 27, 1873 43 39Het Loo, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: December 27, 1944Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co, Idaho, USA
3 years
Cornelis Peters
Birth: December 6, 1875 46 42Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: February 19, 1960Milwaukie, Clackamas Co, Oregon, USA
2 years
Birth: February 11, 1878Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: June 9, 1878Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands

Hoogeveen is about 42 miles NE of Apeldoorn. The birth was officially recorded in Apeldoorn which suggests they might have been traveling.

Birth certificate witnessed by Jan Gerretr Hulleman, supervisor of the hunt, 45 years old and Herfel van Loar 30 years old and landsman.


Johannes also worked in the stable and had the thumb of his left hand pulled off while hitching up a team of horses. He was also a messenger and often carried money to the local bank.


Johann Peters Arrival Date 5 Aug 1881 Birth Date abt 1829 Age 52 3/12 Gender Male Ethnicity/ Nationality Netherlander Place of Origin Netherlands Port of Departure Rotterdam, Netherlands Destination United States of America Port of Arrival New York, New York Ship Name W A Scholten

Peters History


By Rob Peters

The Peters family lived around Apeldoorn in the Gelderland province of Netherlands, which is 60 miles (90 kilometers) east from Amsterdam. The small town of Het Loo (or 't Loo) is about 5 miles north of Apeldoorn. The region is known by the name of Veluwe. Het Loo is interesting in that it was also the summer place of the Dutch royal family.

The royal family connection is important because Johannes was the caretaker of the King's hunting equipment at the Elephant House. Stories say that Johannes lost the thumb from his right hand while hooking up horses to a Singletree.

King Willem III (Willem van Oranje-Nassau) was very fond of the Peters children. Johannes' son Lambert fell into a fire near the Elephant House and lost 3 fingers from his left hand. King Willem III witnessed the accident and offered to school Lambert at the Kings school.

Johannes' only daughter Jannetje played a role with the royal family as well. As documented in Jannetje's obituary, “Her childhood was spent in one of the King's houses on his estate at 't Loo and her early education was carefully looked after as one of the servant girls, her occupation being flower girl for King Willem III ."

Johannes and Geertje had 10 children (9 boys and 1 girl) all born in the Netherlands. When they immigrated to the United States (1881), seven came with them. Two children immigrated later; Lambert with his wife Hendrika arrived at Ellis Island on July 23, 1894 [ship Maasdam] and Jannetje andher husband Willem van Loenen in 1886.

One child (Jan a carpenter) remained in the Netherlands. According to the Gemeente Archief of Apeldoorn, on Feb 17, 1916, Jan moved to the town of Laren in the province of Noord-Holland. His 3 children departed for different locations.

  • Johannes Gerrit, a blacksmith, moved to Woerden on March 24, 1902.

  • Hendrik Willem, a paperer, moved to the town of Hengelo in the province of Overijssel.

  • The last child Jan Willem, a carpenter by trade, moved to Rotterdam on Jan 4, 1910.

According to Garret Lambert. Peters, the reason for immigation to the United States was that Geertje had relatives here and that they enjoyed a higher standard of living. So, in 1881 Johannes and Geertje and seven of their children came to the United States. Lambert and Jeentje followed several years later with their spouses and children. It appears that Johannes left the Netherlands from Rotterdam in August of 1881 and arrived at New York. They took a train to Waupun Wisconsin where a large Dutch community existed.

Around 1910, Guy, Cornelius and Garret L. Peters (son of Lambert) moved to the Twin Falls area. Shortly after 1910, the US government decided to build a dam on the Salmon river in Idaho. They advertised for Dutch families to move out to Idaho to farm and work. Several of the children of Lambert and Hendrika move to Amsterdam Idaho. Amsterdam was a small town that later went out of existence. Some of Johannes and Geertje's descendants are located in the Twin Falls Idaho area.

Some time before 1900 Henry J moved to Winona Minnesota. Henry J. left Winona after 1910 and moved to Twin Falls Idaho and opened a shoe shop. Henry's father John was living with him in Twin Falls. In the 1930 census Henry J was listed as working in a second hand store in Twin Falls.

In 1899, Andrew (Andries John) moved to Winona Minnesota with his wife Victoria and two children, to live near his bother Henry. In 1905, Andrew moved to Stillwater Minnesota, taking a job as a forman at the Connolly Shoe factory. In 1910, Andrew left his wife Victoria and moved to Sioux Falls South Dakota where he divorced her. He married Cora May Grant and they settled Madison South Dakota and then moved to Flandreau.

Cornelius John Peters lived in Twin Falls after 1910. He owned a shoe shop in the city. Between 1920 and 1930 he moved to Milwaukie Oregon near Portland. Cornelius' descendants live in the Portland area.

Guy and his wife Louise moved to California around 1925 and lived around Palo Alto CA.

The other sons of John and Geertje lived in the Waupun area of Wisconsin.

According to the obituary of Geertje (Mrs. John Peters) published in Feb 13, 1905, “she leaves to morn her loss her husband and nine sons; one in Winona Minnesota, one in Europe and the others here [Waupun].”

In 1945, Gerrit Peters died. In his obituary it stated that he was survived by 3 brothers; Allan of Brandon Wisconsin, Guy living in California and Cornelius living in Portland Oregon.

Research continues on their descendants......