John Ricks PETERMAN (1824-1896)

John Ricks Peterman was born on September 26, 1824 in Pennsylvania, the son of Peter Jacob Peterman and Magdelena Spargo. 



Eliza Jane REYNOLDS was born September 25, 1830 in Exeter, Scott co., Illinois to James and Martha Raseanna "Patsy" (nee RAMSEY) Reynolds.

Father: Find-A-Grave
Mother: Find-A-Grave

John and Eliza were married November 30, 1846 in Grant county, Wisconsin.



Name Born Died Notes
Martha Lewis 24 Feb 1848 4 Dec 1925 Married F. Shcmidt and Hudson
Mary Jane (Maime) 4 Apr 1850 21 Apr 1930 Married Nathan Robert Mitchell, Zeek Whittaker, and Willis Griffin
Eunice (May) 24 Jul 1854 San Joaquin Co. 28 Mar 1931 Married James Finney
Melissa Alice (Liss/Finch) 30 Mar 1856 Stockton 10 May 1941 San Bernadino Married James Ragsdale Find-A-Grave
Newton (Knute) 6 Apr 1858 French Camp 29 Sep 1929 Moranda Married Grace Chauncy Obit
David R. 1860 San Joaquin Co. 14 Mar 1867 Died Young Find-A-Grave
John W.     see link
Jasper (Jap) 19 Apr 1865 San Joaquin Co. 24 Jun 1931 Married Matilda Adelaide (Tillie) Ballinger Find-A-Grave
Henry 4 Dec 1867 10 Mar 1868 Died Young Find-A-Grave
Emma (Em) V. 24 Jan 1870 San Joaquin Co. Berkley, California Married Henry Harder
Anna (Annie) E. 27 Mar 1873 San Joaquin Co. LaVern, California Married T. Robinson
Samuel 5 Dec 1876 San Joaquin Co. 21 Apr 1882 Died Young Find-A-Grave

1880 Census

On June 23, 1880 John, 67 is living and farmin in Tulare Township (Vernalis?) with Eliza 57, Newton 21, John 17, Jasper 15, Emma 10, Anna 7, and Samuel 4.


John died October 5, 1896 in San Joaquin county, California. Find-A-Grave

Eliza died January 15, 1914 at Byron, San Joaquin co., California. She was buried January 17, 1914. Find-A-Grave

They are both interred at East Union Cemetery in Manteca, California.

Her gravestone says: Peterman, Eliza J. Aged 83 y's 3 m's 21 d's, Weep not that her toils are over, Weep not that her race is run, God grant that we may rest as calmly, When our work like hers is done.