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1883 Lena Peters Photo, Brooklyn German Family Watchmaker Henry Peters


On front:  "Lena Peters 12 yrs" is clearly handwritten in ink pen. On reverse: "Lena Peters, 12 years" handwritten in German in old dip pen ink. Photo type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, Victorian. Photographer: Herman Wunder, 722 Fulton Street, Kings County, New York. (known to be photographer Herman Wunder 1853-1927, born in Hanover, Germany and arrived in 1872 from Bremen. He died in Brooklyn, NYC in 1927)

Note: Herman Wunder, German, worked between 1878 through 1891 at 720 and 722 Fulton Street, therefore this photo was taken in that time period. We feel strongly Lena is of a German family as per German handwriting on back, and that would make sense in terms of Herman being chosen as the photographer. Also, this area of Booklyn was a very heavy German immigrant area at that time. 

This photo appears to us as being taken roughly about 1880-85. We believe we have found Lena Peters in census records below, her father Henry Louis Peters was a watch maker and repairer, born in Prussia, as well as his wife Louise Peters. see info below. This would make this photo taken in 1883 at the time she is listed "in school" in census records.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Lena Peters in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Age: 9
Birth Date: Abt 1871
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Street: Court 125 Street
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Henry Peters
Father's Birthplace: Prussia, about 1831 (Germany)
Mother's name: Louisa Peters
Mother's Birthplace: Prussia (Germany)
Occupation: At School
Attended School: Yes
Household, Age, Birthplace:
Henry Peters, 41 born Prussia, Jeweler
Louisa Peters, 38 born Prussia
Henry Peters, 11 born NY
Ida Peters, 10 born NY
Lena Peters, 9 born NY
Mina Peters, 6 born NY
Oscor Peters, 3 born NY

Henry E. Peters in the New York, New York, Death Index, 1892-1898, 1900-1902
(known to be Henry L. Peters. Henry Louis Peters
Birth Date: abt 1831
Age: 64
Death Date: 15 May 1895
Death Place: New York, New York

Lena S Peters in the 1900 United States Federal Census
Age: 28
Birth Date: May 1872
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: Brooklyn Ward 1, Kings, New York
Ward of City: Block B
Street: 102 Block C Court
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's name: Louisa Peters
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Can Speak English: Yes
Household, Age:
Louisa Peters 58
Lena S Peters 28
Oscar Peters 22
Bertha L Peters 15
Alice H Peters 13

Henry Peters in the Brooklyn, New York Directories, 1888-1890
Location: 802 Bedford Avenue 
(Very close to the Wunder Photo Studio)

Occupation: Jeweler, Watchmaker/ Repair
Year: 1888, 1889
City: Brooklyn
State: NY

Her Brother Oscar died at age 60:
Mr Oscar Peters in the Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966
Age: 60
Birth Date: 10 Jun 1878
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York
Death Date: 8 Nov 1938
Death Place: Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Father: Henry Louis Peters
Mother: Louise Peters
Spouse: Florence D Peters

NOTE: Oscar was a clock maker and repairer in Abington PA like his father.

Lena Peters in the New York NY Death Index, 1949-1965
Age: 81
Birth Date: abt 1871
Death Date: 17 Nov 1952, age 81
Death Place: Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA

A beautiful original photo and a great shot by the skilled Wunder photographer. It was found in Kingston, Ulster County, New York. So much history on this page! We do not see evidence that Lena ever married. She died at age 81.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy      Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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