William C. Peters

M
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Deborah Cooper b. 1 Jul 1856

Esther Johanna Peterson

F, b. 12 September 1913, d. 13 December 2003

Esther Peterson, age 3

  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2013
  • Note*: She graduated from San Jacinto High School with honors and worked for many years at Mortgage & Trust, Inc. She was very active at Epworth Parker United Methodist Church serving several terms as secretary for United Methodist Women and the Women's Circle Group, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir and writing a column for the church paper entitled, "The Gospel according to Matthews". She enjoyed several civic organizations, including Eastern Star, Gulf Gate AARP, Gulfgate Grandmothers Club and the Mason Park Craft Group. Her devoted friend for many years was Ellouise Fowler.
  • (Witness) Census1920: The 1920 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Hoffman Peterson's household; Hoffman Peterson, age 56, emigrated 1880, naturalized 1890, can read and write, born Denmark; wife Marie, age 36, emigrated 1910, alien, can read and write, born Denmark; Esther, age 6, born North Dakota, Helen, age 4, born North Dakota, May, age 2, born Texas.
  • Residence*: Esther Johanna Peterson resided between 1929 and 1930 at 7933 Brays Blvd, Houston; worked at Kaufhold Root Beer.
  • (Witness) Census1930: The 1930 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Hoffman Peterson's household; Peterson, Herman - head, m/w/64/married, born Denmark, parents born Denmark, language Danish, a miller at a dairy, land owner, valued at $1600.

Helen Marie Peterson

F, b. 25 June 1915, d. 27 December 2007

Helen (Peterson) and George Meyers, 1965

  • Last Edited: 3 May 2014
  • (Witness) Census1920: The 1920 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Hoffman Peterson's household; Hoffman Peterson, age 56, emigrated 1880, naturalized 1890, can read and write, born Denmark; wife Marie, age 36, emigrated 1910, alien, can read and write, born Denmark; Esther, age 6, born North Dakota, Helen, age 4, born North Dakota, May, age 2, born Texas.
  • (Witness) Census1930: The 1930 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Hoffman Peterson's household; Peterson, Herman - head, m/w/64/married, born Denmark, parents born Denmark, language Danish, a miller at a dairy, land owner, valued at $1600.

Family: George A. Meyers b. 22 Jan 1905, d. 1 Sep 1989

Hoffman Peterson

M, b. 6 April 1863, d. 3 May 1948


  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2013
  • Baptism Name: His baptism name was Jorgen Hoffman Pedersen.
  • Census: He appeared on the census of 1 February 1870 at Denmark age 6, father died Aug 14, 1870.
  • Emigration: He left at Copenhagen, Denmark, on 8 March 1880 at age 17, occupation listed as a baker on the Emigration Register. Contract number 7400, destination Racine, Wisconsin.
  • Immigration: He arrived on 7 April 1880 at New York City, New York, aboard the S. S. Harald. Hoffman located in Racine, Wisconsin when he first came to America but soon went to Minneapolis and later to Fargo. Hoffman and his brother, Hans, had a wholesale bakery in Fargo. After they sold the bakery, Hoffman moved his family to Houston, about 1916 when Helen was 1 1/2 years old. They lived with the Keurolff's in the Kress building while their house was being built on 80 acres at Iowa Colony. They later had a barn, windmill and fence. May was born here. Hoffman got a 40 year loan from the Federal Land Bank to buy the 80 acres at Iowa Colony. Hoffman took care of a fig orchard, worked for Catholic nuns, an old folks home and the St. Anthony dairy. He owned a bicycle and a horse, but never owned an automobile. He was a member of the Danish Brotherhood Lodge of America #243.
  • Census1880*: The 1880 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 8 June 1880 Mt Pleasant, Racine County, Wisconsin; as John H. Peterson, age 17, farm laborer in household of Walker, age 73, with son age 49, daughter-in-law age 42, two grandsons and one granddaugher age 11, 7 and 3.
  • Census: He appeared on the census of 20 June 1885 at Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, in household of Jorgen Christiansen.
  • Naturalization: He was naturalized on 25 November 1893 at Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin; witnessed by James Frank and Peter Jensen.
  • Census1910*: The 1910 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 11 May 1910 Fargo, North Dakota; age 38, born Denmark, trade or profession as teamster, general industry as bakery was listed as a roomer with the household of the Rentschaler family.
  • Census1920*: The 1920 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 31 January 1920 Clark Street Road, Justice Precinct 1, Harris County, Texas; Hoffman Peterson, age 56, emigrated 1880, naturalized 1890, can read and write, born Denmark; wife Marie, age 36, emigrated 1910, alien, can read and write, born Denmark; Esther, age 6, born North Dakota, Helen, age 4, born North Dakota, May, age 2, born Texas.
  • Note: He and Marie Emilie Peterson separated when Helen was 11 or 12 years old. in 1927.
  • Census1930*: The 1930 Federal Census enumerated him as head of household on 1 June 1930; Peterson, Herman - head, m/w/64/married, born Denmark, parents born Denmark, language Danish, a miller at a dairy, land owner, valued at $1600.
  • Note: "Mrs. James Frank, 1649 Washington Avenue, has as her guests her two brothers, former residents of Racine, making their first visit here in 20 years. The Rev. N. J. Peterson, former pastor of the Baptist church at Berkeley, Calif., is on a lecture tour, arriving here from Kalamazoo, Mich. He will leave on Saturday for Madison, en route to Fargo, N.D., and he expects to be at home with his family in California by Thanksgiving. Hoffman Peterson's home is at Houston, Tex., where he has been engaged in farming for several years. Both visitors attended the fifth ward school here before attending the University of Chicago." (from a newspaper article in Racine, Wisconsin) on 12 April 1936.
  • (Witness) Census1940: The 1940 Federal Census enumerated Hoffman Peterson as a member of Lee Daniel Cooper's household; collector for an auto dealer. Hofman was retired, Marie worked as a nurse.

Family: Marie Emilie Lønberg b. 2 Feb 1884, d. 26 Jul 1975

May Jean Peterson

F, b. 18 April 1917, d. 22 December 1995

May (Peterson) Cooper 1933

  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2013
  • (Witness) Census1920: The 1920 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Hoffman Peterson's household; Hoffman Peterson, age 56, emigrated 1880, naturalized 1890, can read and write, born Denmark; wife Marie, age 36, emigrated 1910, alien, can read and write, born Denmark; Esther, age 6, born North Dakota, Helen, age 4, born North Dakota, May, age 2, born Texas.
  • Note: May Jean Peterson attended Southland Elementary School on Dixie Drive, Albert Sidney Johnston Junior High School and San Jacinto High School on Caroline & Holman.
  • Residence*: She resided between 1929 and 1930 at RFD No 3, Box 78, Texas.
  • (Witness) Census1930: The 1930 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of Hoffman Peterson's household; Peterson, Herman - head, m/w/64/married, born Denmark, parents born Denmark, language Danish, a miller at a dairy, land owner, valued at $1600.
  • Residence*: May Jean Cooper and Lee Daniel Cooper resided between 11 September 1933 and 1936 at 2217 30th Street, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, 3 blocks from the beach. They rented from Mr & Mrs Cheesborough. They had to move just before Norman was born because of a strict no children policy.
  • Education: May Jean Peterson was in 1934 listed on the Consolidated Census Roll for White Scholastics as May Greenley Peterson, Rt 3 Box 293, Person rendering the child is Hoffman Peterson, age and sex of child is F, 17.
  • Residence: She and Lee Daniel Cooper resided between 1937 and 1938 at Orange Grove St, Houston, TX; date approximate.
  • Residence: May Jean Cooper and Lee Daniel Cooper resided between 1938 and 1947 at 4405 Chapman St, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  • (Witness) Census1940: The 1940 Federal Census enumerated May Jean Cooper as a member of Lee Daniel Cooper's household; collector for an auto dealer. Hofman was retired, Marie worked as a nurse.
  • Residence: May Jean Cooper and Lee Daniel Cooper resided between 1947 and 1956 at 4711 Edison, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  • Residence: May Jean Peterson and Lee Daniel Cooper resided between 1956 and 1974 at 5414 Lavender, Houston, Texas.
  • Graduation: May Jean Peterson graduated with a Certificate of Equivalency for High School Achievement on 14 November 1960.
  • Note: She completed the one year course in Vocational Nursing. She graduated with an average of 90 on 5 February 1962 at Houston, Texas.
  • Occupation: She was as a Licensed Vocational Nurse; worked at St Luke's Hospital and NE Baptist Memorial and small hospitals on the northeast side of Houston.
  • Residence: She and Lee Daniel Cooper resided between 1974 and 1983 at 7801 Parkhurst Dr., Houston, Texas.
  • Residence: May Jean Peterson and Lee Daniel Cooper resided between 1983 and 1996 at 1113 Alan, Deer Park, Texas.
  • Occupation*: May Jean Cooper was a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Family: Lee Daniel Cooper b. 13 Feb 1908, d. 31 May 1996

Martha Ross Petit

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: James Marion Byars b. 23 Feb 1826

Sarah B. Pettus (NR)

F
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2012

Family: John Sutherland Hodges (NR) b. 28 Aug 1834

(?) Phafford

M
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Grace Burris b. 1919

Anna Laurette Phillips

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006
  • Birth*: Anna Laurette Phillips was born at Texas.
  • Marriage*: She married Meeks Owen.

Family: Meeks Owen

Bessie Myrtle Phillips

F, b. 1 March 1904, d. 23 April 1975

Bessie Bowen
  • Last Edited: 9 Aug 2008

Family: Seymour Courtney Bowen b. 3 Feb 1897, d. 29 Oct 1965

Moree Phillips

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Joe D. Cooper b. 1907, d. 16 Oct 1967

Myrtle Phillips

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

William Riley Phillips

M
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Sarah Ann McBride

Palmetto L. Phipps

F, b. 7 July 1906, d. 18 June 1971
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Family: Russell Evert Wilt b. 11 Sep 1905, d. 27 Jul 1983

Leona Mae Pickett

F, b. 4 August 1876, d. 20 August 1974
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Daniel Stonewall Cooper b. 3 Jan 1822, d. 9 Dec 1893

Allen Ray Pierce

M, b. 8 September 1927, d. 22 March 1956

Allen Ray Pierce
  • Last Edited: 6 Dec 2008
  • Occupation*: He was a laundromat owner; worked for Celanese Corp.

Family: Lorene Agnes Strakos b. 29 Jun 1931, d. 15 Dec 1955

Bertha Pierce

F, b. 23 May 1895, d. 1987
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Family: Effie Justin "E. J." Rice b. 1 Oct 1887, d. 9 Sep 1973

Charles David Pierce

M
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Lucinda Jane Bell

Elmira Hope Pierce

F, b. 13 June 1913, d. 2 October 1964
  • Last Edited: 9 Aug 2008

Family: Oscar Wilfred Cooper b. 30 Aug 1898, d. 27 Sep 1979

Hazel Pierce

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Wallace Harrell Sirmon b. 31 Dec 1907, d. 23 Apr 1991

Infant Pierce

F, b. 24 October 1924, d. 24 October 1924
  • Last Edited: 5 Aug 2008

Richard Pierce

M, b. 13 December 1900, d. 20 November 1982
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Family 1: Lena Rohan d. c 1992

Family 2: Amanda M. Newman b. 24 May 1892, d. 2 Apr 1942

Sarah Elinor Pierce

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Shirley Pierce

F, b. 21 December 1929
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Family: Melvin Lewis Neill b. 30 Jan 1927

William Robert Pierce

M
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Dora Evelyn Backencamp

Stephanie Lynn Pinkston

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Jerusha Pinneo Jr.

F
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: Ebenezer Garey Jr. b. 18 Sep 1755

Lucy Pinney Luce Kibbe

F, d. 29 January 1850
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2006

Family: David 2 McClure b. 1 Jan 1732, d. 6 May 1813

Bertha Piper

F
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2006

Family: Walter Fleming b. 1886, d. 1973

John Pipkin

M
  • Last Edited: 11 Aug 2007

Family: Joann Alfretta Rice b. 24 Nov 1877