Peter was born 07 Mar 1832 in Springfield Twp, Fayette County, PA. He married Mariah Reese on 31 Dec 1850. He left a wife and 3 babies to go off to war. He kept a daily diary, and wrote many letters home, and sent money home. He returned home to the family farm after discharge and had five more children. Peter died 23 Jul 1906, and rests beside Mariah in Mt Olive Brethern Cemetery, Bullskin Twp, Fayette County, PA.