Biography of Peter M. Aldrich
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Peter M. Aldrich was born in Wayne Co., Mich., Sept. 4, 1835, and is a son of Marvin Aldrich, a native of Vermont. The Aldrich family started for California in 1845, but the Indian troubles drove them back, Peter M. was on the Lakes for nine years, four years of which time was Captain of his father's vessels. Prior to this time he learned the cooper's trade during winter seasons. He went to Grand Rapids in 1857. During the war he lived three years in Missouri. In 1870 be returned to Grand Rapids, and again worked at his trade, spending the summers on the Lakes, as before stated, He came to Algoma in 1875, and followed lumbering awhile. He now resides on see. 12, and owns 25 acres of land. Nov. 12, 1869, he married Miss Mary P. Dryden, by whom he has five children - Franklin, Ettie, Martin M., Edward L. and Archer E.

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