Johann Peters 1875-1947
Johann F. Peters was born May 6, 1875, to Abram Peters eand Maria Froese. His parents came to Canada on the S.S. Sarmatian on June 30, 1877. Soon after their arrival in Canada his father was killed an accident. He was cutting down trees with an axe and accidentally cut into his leg with the axe. An infection set in and he soon died. Mrs. Peters then remarried to Peter Janzen.
Johann Peters married Anna Driedger on Oct. 22, 1894. She was born Nov. 10, 1874. Her parents were Peter Driedger and Anna Unrau. When the Driedgers moved to Neuanlage in 1895, the Johann Peters moved with them. Johann Peters took as his homestead NE 24, Tp. 40, R4, W3rd.
In 1895, he broke 30 acres and he and cropped 0; in 1896, he broke 20 acres and cropped 30; in 1897, he broke 30 acres and cropped 50; in 1898, he broke 0 acres and cropped 80; in 1899, he broke 0 acres and cropied 80.
Johann Peters built a 16 x 28 ft. house in the village of Neuanlage in October of 1896, valued at $200. He also built a stable, a granary and dug a well, all valued at $150. In 1900 he owned three head of cattle, four horses and four pigs.
Johann Peters passed away Sept. 5, 1947. His wife, Anna passed away July 18,1941.
Many Peters descendants still live in the Hague area, including one son, Rev. Jacob Peters, who still lives in the village of Neuanlage.
-Photo credit to Jacob E. Friesen of Hague Sask.
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