Biography of J. Fred Peters
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Peters, J. Fred, associated with Charles W. Brown in the publication of the Hoosick Valley Democrat, was born November 9, 1855, in Hoosick Falls, a son of John G. Peters, who was an architect and builder of considerable prominence for nearly forty years in Hoosick Falls, and who died December 22, 1885. Fred J. Peters received a high school education, and was employed for a number of years in the Walter A. Wood Mowing and Reaping Machine Works as a machinist. He has held the office of village assessor. He entered the employ of the Hoosick Valley Democrat in 1895, and January 20, 1896, formed a partnership with C. W. Brown and purchased the Democrat, Mr. Peters being the editor and Mr. Brown the business manager. He was married October 1, 1885, to Maria L. Moses, daughter of T. S. Moses of Hoosick. Three daughters have been born to them. He is an ardent Democrat, and a lover of music, being a musician of considerable ability.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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