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PETER SUMMERS

Cascade Protestant Cemetery
Dubuque County, Iowa
Uploaded 6/19/2012 by
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PETER SUMMERS
DIED
FEB. 31, 1891
AGE 85 YRS

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Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
PETER SUMMERS, Cascade; son of Levi Summers and Lydia Elmore was born January 19, 1807, in Green County, Ky.; his father was a farmer and the subject of this sketch worked at home until after attaining his majority; in his 17th year he, with his parents, removed to Sangamon Co., Ill., where they died; he came to Whitewater Township, Dubuque Co., Iowa, in the spring of 1839. He was married con't.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
Springfield, Ill., on Sept. 27, 1828, to Miss Polly B. Pantier, daughter if James Pantier, originally from Kentucky; her father was born in one of the then frontier forts in Kentucky, and she remembers hearing him tell that when a mere lad he ate some wheaten cakes or bread, which he was afterward informed was made from the first wheat ever raised in Kentucky; it was ground by hand, or Con't.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
or rather crushed with stones in the crudest manner, and was sifted by his mothers' homespun nightcap; that was at the time of Daniel Boone and his trusty rifle were becoming famous in the wilds of Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Summers have been blessed with nine children, all of whom are now living- Elizabeth, who married David Poole; Harriet, married to Amster Cook, a soldier; Arathusa, married Con't

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
o Marcus Price; Susanah, married to John Peters, Mary, married to James Carl; Eady, married to pg.919 Lewis; Eliza, married to Jefferson Goodin; James, supposed to be in Oregon; David A., married to Ellen Macomber, and is a farmer in Cascade Township. They have upward to forty grand children and four great-grandchildren. He had 220 acres in his original farm which he carried on until Con't.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
all his children were of aged, when he sold out and moved to East Cascade, where he now resides. He still owns a small farm near Cascade, which he usually rents; he also owns a brick business block on the main street. In January, 1852, he went to California, where he mined until 1855, when he returned, having bettered his condition. He has never desired and accepted political office, Con't.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
although to his own business, keeping debts paid, taking few risks, but faithfully meeting all the obligations of a good citizen. He has been an active member of the Methodist Church more than forty years. He & his worthy wife are passing to the sunset of life surrounded by friends and blessed with a competency. “The History of Dubuque County" http://members.tripod.com/~Doreen_3/DBBIOAB.htm

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