Peter Shirts

Peter Shirts

Male 1808 - 1882  (73 years)

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  • Name Peter Shirts 
    Born 23 Aug 1808  St. Clair, Columbiana, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1882  Fruitland, San Juan, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2013 

    Father Michael Shirts,   b. 1779, West Buffalo Township, Northcumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1865, Columbiana, Libson, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Vanderbeek,   b. 1783, St. Clair, Columbiana, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1800 
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Cameron,   b. 26 Dec 1808, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1850, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1831  St. Clair, Columbiana, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Washington Shirts,   b. 13 May 1832, St. Clair, Columbiana, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1857, Fort Harmony, Washington, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +2. King Darius Shirts,   b. 8 Jul 1833, St. Clair, Columbiana, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1882, Escalante, Garfield, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     3. Don Carlos Shirts,   b. 30 Nov 1834, Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1922, Escalante, Garfield, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Moroni Shirts,   b. 23 Dec 1834, Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850  (Age 15 years)
     5. Sariah Jane Shirts,   b. 22 Dec 1838, St. Louis, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1919, Heber, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Bassi Shirts,   b. Abt Feb 1842, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1842, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     7. Sarah Ann Shirts,   b. 15 Sep 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Elizabeth Shirts,   b. 10 Nov 1848, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1937, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F104  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Aug 1808 - St. Clair, Columbiana, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Sep 1831 - St. Clair, Columbiana, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1882 - Fruitland, San Juan, New Mexico, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Peter Shirts Home
    Peter Shirts Home
    This picture was probably taken in 1921. It was mailed from Bryce Canyon, Utah Sept. 2. 1921 in the form of a postcard to Mr. Henry Excell at Panguitch. The sender is assumed to have been Mr. Ruby Syrett who established Ruby's Inn near Bryce and is probably one of the men in the picture. In the winter of 1865-66 Peter Shirts and his family lived here. The house is situated near a rocky ledge which one side of the house. Peter had excavated under it to form a room in which he stored grain and produce and in which it was reported he found water. The house is located about 5 miles upstream from the old Paria townsite, and in a left hand canyon called Kitchen Canyon.
    Peter Shirts story recreation 23 July 1951
    Peter Shirts story recreation 23 July 1951
    "Our family has a heritage of forgiveness and charity, taught and demonstrated by my second-great-grandfather Peter Shirts, who, after having his life threatened by Indians, came to feed and teach them. This occurred in 1865 on the Paria River in southern Utah. Brigham Young sent Peter, known as ‘Daniel Boone of the Desert,' to raise a crop. He succeeded, and, wanting to reap the harvest, he stayed too late in the season to return home. He built a cabin front against the mountain by a spring of water and stored his crop in a granary dug into the mountain. During the winter, Indians laid siege, but Peter was secure. When they asked for food, he bargained that if he fed them, they must pull his plow in the spring. When a search party finally arrived, hoping to find Peter's bones, they found him plowing instead, with Indians pulling his plow." - Linda Curley Christensen
    Hamilton Fort Plaque
    Hamilton Fort Plaque

    Documents
    Peter Shirts and Margaret Cameron Certified Copy of Marriage Record
    Peter Shirts and Margaret Cameron Certified Copy of Marriage Record
    Peter Shirts Letter to Brigham Young reporting explorations
    Peter Shirts Letter to Brigham Young reporting explorations
    Dated 5 July 1853
    Source: Church Archives, Brigham Young Letters, 5 23/6 CR1234/1 Box 23, fd. 6, Reel 32
    1850 US Census for Peter Shirts
    1850 US Census for Peter Shirts
    Peter Shirts 42 Fisherman
    George 19
    Darius 18
    Don Carlos 16
    Saria 12
    Ann E. 2
    Peter Shirts Letter to Brigham Young requesting relocation of Spanish Fork saw mill
    Peter Shirts Letter to Brigham Young requesting relocation of Spanish Fork saw mill
    Source: Church Archives, Brigham Young Letters, 27/19 CR1234/1 Box 27, fd. 19

    Histories
    A Resident of old Fort Harmony
    A Resident of old Fort Harmony
    A biography of Peter Shirts by Lee Beatty
    The Roads to Utah
    The Roads to Utah
    Source: http://history.utah.gov/apps/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=3119
    Peter Shirts Biography
    Peter Shirts Biography
    Created by: SMSmith
    Record added: Dec 28, 2006
    Find A Grave Memorial# 17194475


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Susanne Weibel (Denmark) says...
Karl Anthon Weibel or Veibell was my great-grandfather.
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