PETERS. Thom. S.
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PETERS, Thomas Sawyer, real estate and insurance agent, Harrisburg, Pa., was born in Harrisburg, November 26, 1857. He is a son of Benjamin George and Ann Berst Peters. Benjamin G. Peters was born in Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa., in December, 1819. He was for thirty years in the hotel business in Harrisburg, and was also proprietor of the Highspire distillery. He served the city as a member of council, and the county as its treasurer. His wife, a daughter of John and Barbara Hoerner Berst, was born October 6, 1819. Their children are: William Henry, Benjamin Franklin, Anna Mary, widow of John W. Young, Esq., of the Dauphin county bar, and for twenty years member and secretary of the Harrisburg School Board; Thomas Sawyer, Charles Hay, and John david, who died in his infancy. Mr. Peters' death, which occurred November 10, 1876, was caused by an acident at the Pennsylvania railroad crossing, at Highsprie, Pa. Mrs. Peters is still living.

Thomas Sawyer Peters received his education in the public schools of Harrisburg, and then engaged on his own account in the real estate and insurance business. He is connected with the following societies: Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, F. & A. M.; State Capital Lodge, No. 70, I. O. O. F.; Cincinnatus Commandery, No. 96, K. of M.; the Royal Arcanum, and B. P. O. Elks. He is one of the4 organizers of the Harrisburg lodges of Elks and Ancient Order Unite4d Workmen. He is a Republican, and has served as county assessor and in the common council of Harrisburg. On November 23, 1893, in Zion Lutheran church, Harrisburg, Pa., Thomas Sawyer Peters was married to Mary Agnes, daughter of George and Katherine (Koenig) Doehne, born May 28, 1870. Mr. Doehne was born in Germany in 1830, and has been in the brewing business in Harrisburg for forty years. Mrs. Doehne was born in Harrisburg in 1848. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Peters are: George Doehne, born September 12, 1894, and Anna Katherine, born May 3, 1896. Mr. Peters and his wife are members of the Lutheran church.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 09 Jan 2001

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