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Peter   Wagner

Peter Wagner[1, 2]

Male 1816 - 1897  (80 years)

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  • Name Peter Wagner 
    Born 29 Jul 1816  Habergy, Luxembourg, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1833 
    Died 20 Jul 1897  Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I597  Lucius
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2003 

    Father John (Jean) Wagner 
    Mother Marie Catherine Beloigi 
    Family ID F2730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Barbara Etchgen,   b. 1819, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1855, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 1840 
    Children 
     1. Nicholas Wagner
     2. Theresa Wanger
     3. John Wanger
     4. Frank Wanger
     5. Peter Wagner
     6. Charles Wagner
    Family ID F2723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Lucius,   b. 17 Feb 1818, Sass, parish of Fouches, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1896, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 23 May 1865  Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Wagner,   b. 25 Aug 1855, Big Springs Township, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Louis Wagner
     3. Mary Wagner
     4. Henry Wagner,   b. Abt 1857,   d. 1871, Died at age 14. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 14 years)
    Family ID F2725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • NOTE:

      Biographical and Historical Record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana
      The Lewis Publishing Company, 1887

      PETER WAGNER, farmer, section 16, Wabash Township, was born in Belgium June 29, 1816. In 1833 he came to America with an uncle in order to escape military duty, and located in Seneca County, Ohio, where he worked for this uncle, Michael Wagner, five years, receiving $100 for his services.

      He then went to Logansport, this State, and worked on the Wabash and Erie canal three years, and during that time earned money enough to pay for eighty acres of land, which he began at once to improve. He built a round-log cabin, 12 x 13 feet, one story in height, with one window containing nine lights of glass. All the carpenter work about the house cost only $1.75.

      He was married in 1840 to Miss Barbara Etchgen, and soon after his marriage moved into his log cabin. His wife had a bedstead that cost $3.50. He took what money he had on hand, about $5, and went to a store and bough an iron teakettle and other kitchen furniture, and also two pounds of coffee. From this small beginning he has obtained sufficient means for his declining years and to give his children a good start in life. Mrs. Wagner was born in Belgium in 1819, and came to America in 1834 with her parents, one brother and two sisters.

      The family located in big Spring Township, Seneca County, Ohio. Her parents, Frank and Theresa (Busbee) Etchgen, died in Tiffin, Ohio. Mrs. Wagner died in January, 1855, leaving seven children-Nicholas, Theresa, John, Frank, Peter and Charles. All are now living and all are married. In the fall of 1865

      Mr. Wagner was married to Miss Margaret Lucius, who was born in Belgium in 1818 and came to America in 1855 with her parents and seven other children, the family locating in Seneca County, Ohio. Her parents, Joseph and Catherine Lucius, were of French descent. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner have three children -Joseph and Louis and Mary. Henry died in 1871, aged fourteen years. Mr. Wagner held the office of trustee in Seneca County ten years, and was assessor four years. He has been township trustee in this county eight years. He and his family are all members of the Christian church, and in politics he is a Democrat.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Breathitt County, Kentucky - Family History Website, Jeanette Shouse & Stephen D. Bowling, (1998).

    2. [S1] Lucius Families U.S.A., Volume V, Ophelia RIchardson Wade, (1978).