Peter Family Tree


Bienvenue. Welkom. Willkommen.

This site is dedicated to the descendants of André Pierre (Andrew Peter) and Marie Elizabeth Grave(t).

André and his family from Jamoigne/Les Bulles, Belgium, along with other families from villages in the Semois Valley, departed La Havre, France in the fall of 1841 aboard the Mayflower II and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on January 17, 1842. After making their way to Indiana, they helped to found and settle the town of Leopold. It is said that André felled the first tree to clear the land where Leopold is today.

We welcome all who trace their roots to Leopold, Indiana, USA or to the Semois Valley, Belgium. Nous donnons un accueil particulièrement chaleureux à nos cousins en Belgique!

We also welcome the Pierre family and other Walloon families in Brown, Door, and Kewaunee Counties in Wisconsin and all our yet undiscovered cousins.

— Deanna Peters Denk     []
ggg granddaughter of André Pierre & Marie Elizabeth Grave(t)


PETER: The Andrew Peter Family
by Rene Bouillon & David Peter

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