Peter House (1834-1865)

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Peter House
House, Peter gs.jpg
City Point National Cemetery
Born: 1834 Dereham, Oxford, Ontario, Canada
Father: James J. House
Mother: Tryphena Malcolm
Siblings: Daniel House
Joseph House
Peter House
Nancy House
Finley House
Lemuel House
Jeremiah House
John House
Chauncey F. Howse
Rebecca Jane House
Almira House
Spouse: Abigail Wilson
Married: 31 May 1863 Sanilac County, MI

From the Portrait and Biographical Album of Sanilac County, 1884, p. 313:

Finley the son of James J. and Triphena (Malcolm) House...The family included eight sons and four daughters, as follows: Daniel, Joseph (died from the results of hardship in the army); Peter (died while in the army); Lemuel; Jeremiah (died in the army); Chauncey, John (died at the age of six years); Maria (deceased); Nancy, Rebecca, and Almira (deceased)...The family came to Sanilac County, Feb. 1, 1862 where Mr. House located 160 acres of land in Buel Township.


  • 1851 Canada West Census, Twp. of Dereham, County of Oxford, ED 2, page 57, Line 31-41:
Jas House
Peter House, Labour, b. Canada W., New Connexion Methodist, 17, male, single
  • Sanilac County, Michigan, Marriage Record, Book 1, page 163:
House, Peter age 28, residence: Speaker
Wilson, Abigal age 14, residence: Fremont
On: 31 May 1863
By: Abram Spring, JP
Witnesses: Olmsted, Richard of Fremont; Olmsted, Elizabeth of Fremont
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House, Peter
Rank: PVT
Died: APR 15 1865
Division: CO C 16TH MICH INF
Section: D
Grave: 1448
House, Peter, 16th Infantry, Company C, National Cemetery, City Point, Va