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Peder Gut

1727 Immigration 1728 Naturalization

1753 Will

Most of what we know of Peter and his family begins with their emigration journey in 1727 from Manheim on the Rhine to Penn's Landing at Philadelphia. This leaves quite a few open questions about Peter, which are cited below as "q1," "q2," etc.


1690-91 ca.: Born, perhaps in the Sinsheim area of the Rhine River valley. (q1, q2)

Peter's four wives and eight children appear below in the same order as in his will. (5) The will names the children from each wife, but it names only his fourth wife, Frany Hiestand.

Peter Good (GC) marries Wife #1. (5)

  1711-2: GC1 Aneli/Anna
  1711-2: GC2 Jakob/Jacob
  ______: GC3 Christli/Christian

Peter Good (GC) marries Wife #2. (5)

  ______: GC4 Nanse/Nancy
  ______: GC5 Bebi/Barbara

1723 Oct 6: Benjamin Franklin arrives at age 17 to begin his life in Philadelphia, PA.

1727: The Peter Good (GC) family prepares to emigrate to Pennsylvania. If the family traveled from near Sinsheim (q2), the first part of the journey would have been about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest by land to Manheim.

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