1) What was your father's mother's name?
My grandmother's maiden name was Hazel Lucille Peters. At the end of her life, she lived with my aunt & uncle who lived in the same town as I. She had almost white hair and, as a young child, I thought that was just her hair color. So, when I received a doll with white hair, I named her Hazel. She died when I was only 5 and I have just a few memories of her - one of them being of her eating pork skins.
|A photo of my grandmother Hazel long before she had white hair|
(Photo in possession of my family)
Hazel Lucille Peters was born in 1910 in Comanche County, Oklahoma. Five years before her birth & five years after her family was living in Sumner County, Kansas. So, I wonder why they were in Oklahoma for those years.
|Photo of Emil & brother, Will, with their tractor & J.I. Case steam engine threshing machine|
(posted by Teri, aka "Twee3", on ancestry.com)
|Charles Peters & his wife Fredericka (Werther) Peters|
Photo from Webbe family album in possession of Scott Hawley of Westerville, Ohio
(used with permission)
|1859 New York Passenger List for "Joach Peters", age 44, and family - traveled "Between decks"|
(image from ancestry.com)
3) Can you identify male sibling(s) of your father's mother, and any living male descendants from those male sibling(s)? If so, you have a candidate to do a Y-DNA test on that patrilineal line. If not, you may have to find male siblings, and their descendants, of the next generation back, or even further.
My grandmother had two brothers. One married later in life and didn't have any known children. The other had three sons, two of whom I remember from my childhood. I remember one had a grandson that was just a few years older than me. I'll have to ask some older family members to help me fill in this tree and trace these three brothers.
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|Clipping from "The Wellington Daily News", 13 November 1902|
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