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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Frances Barbara Gabriel Peters Arranged Marriage

Frances Barbara Gabriel She was born on 31 Dec 1854 in  Oswego County, New York to Augustus Charles Gabriel & Ana Magdelena Hoelhoger. She died 18 April 1945 in Cherokee County, IA.

Her parents arranged this marriage because they felt he was older and would be a good provider. He was also from Germany. After they married they went by wagon to Cherokee County, Iowa. She knew nothing about sex or having babies and he had to tell her.



Frances as a little girl

Frances as a little girl

Frances baby pic

Frances and her daughter Eva

Her father built her a china hutch and brought it by wagon from Clinton to Cherokee County, Ia. Karen Magnussen has that hutch today (2012) with the original glass still in it.

Her obituary read:

Mrs. Frances B Peters, 90, died at her home Wednesday evening after a brief illness. She had lived in Cherokee county since 1878. She is survived by three sons: Orlin B Peters of Aurelia, George Peters of Madison, Wisconsin, and Ray Peters of Cloverdale, California. five daughters: Mrs. F.A. Abshire, Dyersville, California, Eva Peters at home, Mrs. Walter Simmons of Cherokee, Mrs. Irene Kubbernus and Mrs. Lee Schelford of Cloverdale, California, twenty grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Boothby Funeral Home with Rev A.G. Peterson, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Good Hope cemetery.

Frances' grave site the day she buried

Frances' father Augustus Charles Gabriel

                                  She married John on 16 Mar 1871 in Clinton County IA

1) Cora Estella Peters was their first child who was born 16 Dec 1871 & died 16 Feb 1872 only 2 months old.

2) John Henry Peters b.1872 d. 1872

3) Orlin Bradly Peters wife Irma M Straw & dau Frances

4) Mae Anna Peters

5) Henry Albert Peters b. 27 Apr 1879, d. 12 Feb 1879 no photo

6) Eva Elizabeth Peters
7) George Fremont Peters b. 18 Jun 1884,, d. 30 Jun 1950 no photo

8) Jessie Frances Peters

9) Nellie Irene Peters (Kubberness)

10) Ray Augustus Peters

11) Elsie Kathryn Peters

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