As many of my Peer "cousins" know, I previously published Volume 1 on Jacob and Anne Peer, the ancestors who settled in Upper Canada from New Jersey shortly after the American Revolution.
The Peer family were loyal to the British Crown, and suffered from persecution in New Jersey throughout the American Revolution. Jacob and his family left Sussex County New Jersey for Upper Canada in the summer of 1796. Four of Jacob’s sons – Jacob Jr., Edward, John and Philip Peer petitioned for land one year later. They settled in the Hamilton area of what was then the wilderness of Upper Canada. Sons Levi and Stephen did not submit petitions for land.
Some of the sons of Jacob left Upper Canada at that time and returned to the United States with their families, settling in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Illinois. Some remained in Ontario.
Descendants will enjoy seeing early documents such as land petitions, family photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, and wills.
Volume 1 is available directly from me:
The Peer Family in North America. V1 Jacob & Anne Peer, Immigrants from New Jersey to Upper Canada in 1796. A study of the first two generations. Coil bound 8.5x11. 108 p.
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The much-anticipated Volumes for Jacob and Anne's sons Levi, Edward, Philip and Stephen are completed and are scheduled for publication this week. That's right - this week Peer descendants in North America will be able to order these books to learn more about their ancestors.
|V.2 Levi Peer 8.5x11 - 108 pages|
V.3 Edward Peer 8.5x11 - 70 pages
|V.4 Philip Peer 8.5x11 - 104 pages|
V.5 Stephen Peer 8.5x11 - 79 pages
For those descendants wondering where the volumes are for Jacob Jr. or daughters Phoebe and Marcy, those are in the works. As soon as the 4 new volumes are ready for purchase there will be a notice posted here on Olive Tree Genealogy blog.