|| Bible Records
Now in the possession of Janet Peters Ordway
Presented to Mr. Lyman Peters
By Mr. A J Moon 1889.
This certifies that Mr. Lyman Peters and Miss Eva Morse were united by me in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony at Franklindale on the tenth day of November in the year of our Lord 1872.
Signed Rev. Mr. Taylor
In Presence of Mrs. Taylor & Miss Taylor
Lyman Peters and Eva Morse both of East Troy, Pa were married at Franklindale, Pa. Nov 10, 1872.
Harry Ballard and Grace Peters both of E Troy, Pa, were married at Owego, NY Mar 29, 1899.
Lee Peters of East Troy and Carrie Pettingill of Leona were married at East Troy, Pa. Aug 10, 1902 by Rev M A Soper.
Sollie Peters and Elizabeth Ballard both of West Burlington, Pa were married at West Burlington, Pa. Jan 12th, 1916.
Solomon L Peters and Rebecca Selleck Boyce were married at Sayles May 3rd 1929, by Rev Edward Mathews.
|Lyman Peters||Apr 9th 1854||East Troy, Pa|
|Eva Peters||Aug 13th 1857||Granville Penn|
|Grace Peters||May 27th 1874||East Troy, Pa|
|Lee Peters||July 6th 1878||East Troy, Penn|
|Raymond Peters||Sept 13 1880||East Troy, Penn|
|Solomon Peters||Aug 2 1893||East Troy, Penn|
|Harold Peters||Mar 13 1895||East Troy, Penn|
Born to Solomon Peters and Elizabeth Bailey Ballard
|Frances Anna Peters||Dec 19th 1916|
|Mildred Louise Peters||June 29, 1918|
|Robert Harold Peters||Jan 24, 1920|
Born to Solomon and Rebecca Selleck Boyce Peters
|Beulah Eva Peters||Dec 9, 1931|
|Audrey Leora Peters||Feb 26, 1934|
|Raymond Peters||Oct 31 1895 died young from Typhoid Fever|
|Eva Peters||Jan 23rd 1909|
|Harold R Peters||Sept 26, 1918 in France during World War|
|Lyman D Peters||June 14, 1921|
Also found in the Bible:
Solomon Lee Morse born Jan 10, 1827. Was a Private in Co K 15th Regiment New York Volunteers Engineers, married the daughter of John Ruggles, Susan Marietta Ruggles (Richards) June 25, 1851. She was born Aug 22, 1820, died Dec 15, 1905. Solomon Morse died May 21, 1893.
Israel Morse born Sept 3, 1786 died Dec 8, 1877
His wife was Sophia Farnam born Mar 10, 1790 died Mar 26, 1839.
Mrs. John Ballard of Troy died Saturday evening in the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY at the age of 74 years. She is survived by one brother, William Baldwin of Granville; a sister Mrs. Volney Taylor of Monroeton and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the home in Troy with Rev Paul Brown of the Methodist Church officiating.
Henry Woodward passed away at 3p.m. Monday at his home in Gleason. He is survived by his wife and three children, Thad and Carl, both of Gleason, and Geraldine at home. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Turner Cemetery.
Raymond Peters, the son of Lyman and Eva Peters of East Troy, was born at the above place September 13th, 1880, and departed this life Oct 31, 1895. The funeral was held at the East Troy Free Baptist Church of which Raymond was a worthy member, at one o’clock, Saturday, November 2nd. Rev. L.S. Shumaker preached the sermon from the text, "To die is gain". Phil 1, 21. It is difficult to convey, in a brief sketch, even a faint conception of the beautiful character of our subject. His short life would require a history. It is the universal testimony of those who knew him that he was a good boy. He was in the true sense of the word a remarkable boy. We very seldom see one of his age who possesses so many noble traits of character. His teacher in the public school said of him that he was all things considered, the best scholar he ever had. Burial was in the East Troy Cemetery.
Lewis Wilber departed this life on April 24, 1907, one of the old residents of Bradford County. Lewis Wilber who came to Pennsylvania in 1848, aged 79 years and 7 months. His youth was passed in Williamstown, Ontario Co, NY and when a young man he came to Pisgah, Pa where he passed most of his life in clearing up his Pisgah farm, and doing farm work. His was a very industrious and busy life.
In 1852 he married Susan Ballard, daughter of Ira P. Ballard, who was among the first settlers of Troy. Lewis Wilber was a man who was always respected and loved by all who knew him, and was ever ready with a helping hand for any one who needed help or encouragement. Tender hearted and obliging to all with whom he associated, trusted by all who knew him, he would often incommode himself for the sake of obliging and helping others. For more than 40 years he was a faithful follower of his Heavenly Master and many can point to his instructions and prayers as a help to them in trying to lead a better life for he was ever faithful to his God, his church and his friends. For some years he had been unable to attend church, but was ever a loving and faithful Christian and he was ready and waiting for the Master’s call to come higher.
He leaves a wife and four children, the oldest, Frederick H, who lives at home with his mother; Alice F, wife of John P DeWitt of Pisgah; Helen S, wife of Sumner Leonard of Alba; and Louis E. of Mainesburg, Pa. "None knew him but to love him None named him but to praise."
Mrs. Rebecca Boyce Peters 67 of Troy RR 3, Thursday, Dec 10, 1959. She was a member of West Burlington Methodist Church. Survived by husband Solomon Lee Peters; daughters, Mrs. Sarah Navarini of Baltimore Md., Mrs. Alwilda Wolfe of Granville Summit, Mrs. Buelah Roberts of Canton, and Mrs. Audrey Porter of Angola, Ind.; son Aaron of Columbia Cross Rds; stepdaughters Mrs. Mildred Osgood of Troy and Mrs. Frances Spencer of Roaring Branch; stepson, Robert of Troy, brothers, Paul Selleck of Canton, Daniel Selleck of Ithaca and John Selleck of Sayre.; 15 grandchildren. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Funeral Saturday at 2p.m. at West Burlington Methodist Church by the Revs. Owen Barrett and Kenneth Stewart, Bradford County Memorial Park.
Sergt. Lee Brooks and Harold Peters Fall in Great Battle That Won Hindenburg.
In a letter from Vincent Vineski which is printed below, word was received Tuesday of the death in action in France on Sept 26 of Lee Brooks and Harold Peters, fine young men of this boro and East Troy respectively.
October 13th, 1918
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Brooks: I presume by this time you have received word from the War Department of Lee’s death, but as these telegrams simply announce "killed in action" I feel it my duty to give you a little of the particulars. Writing this letter is a mighty painful task for me as Lee and I were sincere friends as far as we had gone in this game and as you know for years before. Several times I have started to write and simply could not. I can’t realize yet that he is not in the company with me. Lee died as a hero should and just as you would want him to go if it were ordained by the Almighty that he should fall in this war. You can feel mighty proud of him, and you have this consolation that he died in the American way by a bullet. He was shot through the heart by a sniper as near as we can figure out though the machine gun bullets were flying fast. Therefore his death was instantaneous. He had an army burial with chaplain at the grave and his personal effects were taken care of and I presume will be forwarded and reach you some time.
Harold Peters was killed the same morning, but not with Lee. Lieutenant Cushing also received a bad wound near the heart, but at last reports was getting along good. Both Lee and Harold were killed the morning of Sept 26th. I will never forget the day. It was the beginning of a drive of several days-several days of real hell on earth and if a man were to be killed in the drive it was better that he should go the first morning than on the last day. The only regret is that he would not know of our victorious advance as we certainly drove the Huns. They even shelled the hospital with our wounded, killing several in their madness.
I talked with Lee not over a half hour before he died as we were advancing and he was smiling and in the best spirits as though he enjoyed the whole thing; so you can see he was not shirking or cowardly. In this game you have to figure your life is not your own and have to be ready to go any minute, but really you get so used to danger you do not mind it. In closing this letter I want to give you and Mr. Brooks all the consolation and sympathy I can in your hour of anguish, though I realize that no feeling of a friend no matter how close or dear he is, can equal that of a father or mother, especially a mother.
With all the sympathy I can give you and with the feeling that the spirit of Lee is hovering around as I write this I am,
Yours, most sincerely,
Sergt. Vincent A Vineski
Co G. 314th Infantry American E.F. France
Coupling the date of the Sept 26th, with what took place on the Western front that day, we are sure that Lee Brooks and Harold Peters fell in what eminent military chroniclers regard as the greatest battle of all history and the decisive though not final engagement of the present war. It was on Sept 26th that the battle opened which broke the Hindenburg line. This battle was fought by no less than 4,000,000 men. It was immediately followed by the evacuation of 7,000 square miles of French and Belgian territory. The exact place we shall not know probably for months where these first of our boys fell, but it probably was in or near the Argonne forest. We read in another column in a letter written by Peters four days before they were killed that with Vincent Vineski, Wilfred Brewer and Harry Hawkins of Canton, they were living in dugouts and expected soon to be ordered into battle. They were with Liggett’s First American army which, with Gourand’s Fourth French army delivered the blow on the German left which resulted in a swift advance by the Americans north of Verdun, the capture of Montfaucon and a dozen other towns and villages on the west bank of the Meuse and between that stream and the Argonne.
Extracts from Corporal Harold Peters’ letter written four days before his death.
Corporal Harold Peters of East Troy certainly has no reason to feel that his friends have forgotten him. From somewhere in France under date of Sept. 22nd, he writes to his sister of receiving 15 letters in one mail and one the next day from Caleb Greenough who passed through a town in which he was stationed for a time. He hopes yet to run across him. Caleb was in a rest camp after a time at the front. I am sure East Troy is doing its bit. It has already given several boys and now is furnishing nurses. How I would like to see the dear old place today, but must postpone my visit until our job is completed. We are living very comfortably in dugouts, no harm can possibly come to us while here. We hear the big guns plainly and see many air raids, all which is interesting, but what we want is an opportunity to shoot the Huns. Our chance is coming soon, so do not think strange or worry if you do not hear from me.
You are sacrificing and working too hard. Remember this war is not going to last much longer. When it is over we are coming back to the good old US and when we get there we want some work to do. We do not drill now. Get a lecture occasionally instead. Brooks, Vineski, Brewer, Hawkins and others are still with me. We speak often of home folks. I shall be glad to get the papers you speak of as news comes mighty good even if old.