PETERS, BENJAMIN SNYDER, son of William and Elizabeth (Snyder) Peters, was born March 19, 1834, in Londonderry township, Dauphin county, Pa. His grandfather, Jacob Peters, was a native of Lebanon county, and died there. He married Barbara Beeley, of Lebanon; she died at Altoona. Their son, William Peters, was born in Londonderry township, now Conewago township, October 27, 1811, and is still living. His wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham Snyder, a native of Switzerland. She was born April 15, 1812, in Londonderry township, and is living. Benjamin S. Peters received a common school education, and at the age of sixteen entered a store at Kelly’s Corners, Lebanon county, to learn merchandizing, and afterwards at Meyerstown. In 1858 he commenced business at Palmyra Landing, Lebanon county, where he remained until 1862, when he removed to Middletown, where he entered into partnership with his uncle in the mercantile trade. At the dissolution of the firm he purchased the store of Yetman Eves, and for several years was the senior partner of the firm of Peters & Bro. He retired from business in January, 1883, and when the Farmers’ Bank was established was made a director and chosen president, which position he now fills. Mr. Peters married, in November, 1855, Sarah, daughter of John and Polly (Beane) Rupp, of Lebanon county, and their children were: Emma, Jerome G., and Elizabeth.
Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County,
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