Joseph Peters

1869 Tignish, PEI 1918 Brooklyn, New York



Continuation of tree (6th child of Pierre Pitre/Marie Richard); all known surname descendants:

              8        Joseph Peters  b: 18 March 1869  Tignish, PEI; d: 4 May 1918  Brooklyn, Kings, NY

                                +Marie Rose Buote  b: Abt. 1874  PEI; m: 27 April 1896  Salem, Essex, MA [Philias/Adele Richard]; d: 7 May 1898  Salem, Essex, MA

                           9          Joseph William Pitre  b: 2 May 1898  Salem, Essex, MA; d: 12 March 1959  New York, NY

                                         +Charlotte A. Bennettson  b: 3 December 1900  Brooklyn, Kings, NY; m: 31 January 1923  Brooklyn, Kings, NY [Anton/Sarah Ellen Wood]; d: 6 January 1988  Milford, Hunterdon, NJ


                         *2nd Wife of Joseph Peters:

                                +Mary Josephine Higgins  b: Abt. 1878  Co. Cork, Ireland; m: Abt. 1906; d: 7 February 1959

                           9          John Joseph Peters  b: 2 September 1907  Brooklyn, Kings, NY; d: 15 November 1987  Venice, Sarasota, FL

                           9          Elizabeth M. Peters  b: 16 March 1910  Brooklyn, Kings, NY; d: Aft. 1940



Notes for Joseph Peters:


- 1891 Lot 2C1, PEI:  Widow Mary Peters 60, Sophia 32, Felicite 25, Joseph 23 (farmer), Mary 21, Domitilde 16, Philomene 14.


- 1900 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts:  Widower Joseph Peters 31 carpenter, Joseph W. 2; widowed mother Mary Richard 68, sister Sophie Peters 40. 


- 1910 Brooklyn, Kings, New York:  Joseph Peters 34 carpenter/house, wife Mary 28, William 12, John 3, Elizabeth 1 month.  [Sumpter Street]


- 1915 Brooklyn, Kings, NY:  Joseph Peters 40 carpenter, wife Mary 35, William J. 17, John 7, Elizabeth 5; boarders Joe Ramon 22 chauffeur, Emma Beard 30 saleslady, Juiler Perkins 35 bookkeeper, her son George 2


- 1920 Brooklyn, Kings, NY: Widow Mary Peters 42, William 22 engineer/marine, John 12, Elizabeth 9; boarders Edward Higgens 39 fireman/brewery, Robert Burges 35 pressman/paper house, his children Cathrine Burges 9 & Wilfred Burges 6.


- 1930 Brooklyn, Kings, NY:  Robert J. Burges 46 pressman/commercial press, wife Mary 52, John Peters 22 pressman/newspaper, Elizabeth Peters 20 clerk/tel. co.


- 1940 New York, Kings, NY:  Mary Burges 62, John Peters 32 elevator operator/manufacturing machinery, Elizabeth Peters 30 clerk/telephone.


Salem City Directory 1903: Joseph Peters, carpenter, h. off Forest n. Summit; 1904:  Joseph Peters, carpenter, h. 3 Downing  (Miss Sophia Peters, housekeeper at 3 Downing - see Pitre)


Obituary:  The Standard Union (Brooklyn, NY), Sunday, 5 May 1918:  Joseph P. Peters died suddenly yesterday at his home, 126 Bergen street.  He was born at Prince Edward Island, Canada, forty-four years ago, and had been a resident of Brooklyn for twenty-eight years.  He is survived by a widow, Mary; one daughter, Elizabeth, and two sons, William and John.  He attended St. Paul's R.C. Church ---rt and Congress streets, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 A.M.  Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery under direction of Thomas E. Crowe of 15 Emile street.


Notes for Marie Rose Buote:

Obituary:  L'Impartial (PEI), Thursday, 19 May 1898:  At Salem, Mass., 7 May, after receiving the help of the church, Mrs. Joseph Pitre, nee Marie Rose Buote, daughter of Mr. Philias Buote, Little Tignish, after five days of illness, and age 24 years.  The deceased belonged to the following religious societies:  La societe du Chemin de la Croix, l'Union des Prieres, le Grand Rosaire Perpetuel, l'Apostolat de la priere, la Ligue du Coeur de Jesus.  Model of piety, she went to receive the top reward of her good works on earth.  Her mortal remains brought from Salem to Tignish, were buried Thursday morning in the cemetery of her native parish.  The bearers were: Jerome M. Buote, Joseph S. Gaudet, Sylvain Perry, Jean S. Gaudet, Joseph J. Pitre, Eugene Richard and Bruno Pitre.  The regrettably deceased leaves a spouse and a five-day-old child.  Our condolences to Mr. P. Buote and his family.


Notes for Mary Josephine Higgins:

- Remarried to Robert Burges on 7 October 1920 in New York City


WWI registration records (sons): 

Joseph William Pitre:  William Joseph Peters, 126 Bergen St., Brooklyn; b. 2 May 1898; machinist; contact Mary Peters (same address); medium height/slender build, brown eyes & brown hair; 12 Sep 1918 Brooklyn



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Items in RED have been verified against parish register entries. 

- Massachusetts birth/marriage/death items in RED have come from death certificates, newspaper obituaries, some marriage announcements, and occasional birth announcements. 


Last updated:  10 July 2021.