PETERS, D. AUGUSTUS, pharmacist, Steelton, Pa., was born in Florin, Lancaster county, Pa., August 27, 1865. He is a son of Rev. Lewis and Cassadella (Ranck) Peters. Rev. Lewis Peters spent his early life in the ministry of the United Brethren church. He died at New Holland, Lancaster county, March 8, 1893. His remains are interred in Baldwin cemetery, Steelton. His wife survives, residing in Steelton. Their three children are all living: Dr. Jacob M. Peters, referred to elsewhere in this volume; D. Augustus; and Minnie A., wife of John P. Knisely, a prominent grocer of Steelton, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this volume. D. Augustus Peters being the son of a minister, his early life was of necessity migratory. Most of his primary education was obtained in the public schools of Harrisburg, Pa. He subsequently pursued a course of study in the Lebanon Valley College. In 1888 he went to Lancaster, where for three years he was clerk in the drug store of John F. Long's Sons. In 1886 he entered the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and was graduated with the class of 1887. In May of the same year he opened a pharmacy in Steelton, and has since resided, continuously in that borough, ranking to-day among the leading and successful business men of the community. He was married, in Harrisburg, October 4,1887, to Nora L., daughter of Joseph G. and Eva Wharton, of Harrisburg. They have two children, Eva Luella and Howard Lewis. Mr. Peters belongs to Peace and Plenty- Lodge, No. 69, I. O. O. F., Harrisburg; Baldwin Commandery, No. 108, K. of M., Steelton; and Moro Castle, No. 163, K. of G. E. He is a Republican. Mr. and Mrs. Peters attend the United Brethren church.
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