Peter Held

Male Abt 1823 - 1877  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Peter Held  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1823  Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 May 1877  [4
    Buried Dutchtown, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Old Dutchtown Burial Ground
    Person ID I5092  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Family Lurana Sams,   b. 20 Aug 1832, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1875  (Age 42 years) 
    Children 
     1. Anne E. Held,   b. Abt Dec 1855, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1926, Dexter, Stoddard, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)  [natural]
     2. Jehoidia H. Held,   b. 8 Sep 1852, Ballard, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Melivia Held,   b. Abt 1859, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Peter B. Held,   b. Abt 1866, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Fanny Held,   b. Abt 1869, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Peter Held
      d. May 16, 1877
      Aged about 56 years
      [s/s Lurana Held]

      - According to the 1870 Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Federal census, Peter had real estate valued at $10,000. His personal estate was valued at $7,000. Same record shows Peter could not write.

      - History of Southeast Missouri: Embracing an Historical Account of the Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron, and Including a Department Devoted to the Preservation of Personal, Professional and Private Records (Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1888). Pgs 761 & 762. [I have a digital "photo replica" of the pages on computer file.]

      Jehoidia H. Held, miller and manufacturer of lumber at Dutchtown, Mo., was born in Ballard County, Ky., September 8, 1852, and is a son of Peter Held, a native of Switzerland, who immigrated to the United States when about twenty years of age. He was a miller, which trade he learned in his native land. His first location in America was in Ballard County, Ky., where he married Lurana Sams, a native of that county. About 1856 he removed his family to Missouri, and located on Whitewater River, near where Whitewater Station is now situated. He purchased a mill, which he managed about three years, when he sold it, after which he was engaged in farming for four years. In 1862 he bought the old mill at Dutchtown. He repaired the old mill, and ran it until 1872, when he tore it down and built the present mill, which he managed until his death, May 19, 1877. His wife died previously, August 5, 1875. They reared to maturity a family of three daughters and two sons, all of whom are now living in Cape Girardeau County...

  • Sources 
    1. [S1379] 1870 Census of United States, Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Hubble Township, Post Office Allenville, population Schedule; Online Images, Page No. 15, dwelling 115, family 106, Peter Held household, accessed 3 December 2019.
      Includes Lorena (age 39); Jahondy (male, age 17); Ann E. (age 14); Melivia (age 11); Peter (age 4); and Fanny (age 1)

    2. [S1380] Goodspeed Publishing Co., History of Southeast Missouri: Embracing an Historical Account of the Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron, and Including a Department Devoted to the Preservation of Personal, Professional and Private Records, "photo replica" pdf, pgs 761 & 762, biographical sketch of Jehoidia H. Held.

    3. [S1400] 1850 Census of United States, Kentucky, Ballard, population Schedule; Online Images, Dwelling & Family 283, P. Held household, accessed December 2019.
      Includes L. (female, age 18)

    4. [S1399] Old Dutchtown Burial Ground (Dutchtown, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri), Grave Markers, Image of tombstone by w b (2016) via FindAGrave memorial #57862450 -- Lurana Held (dual stone with Peter Held).