Legislator Details

Peter Ternes
Number of sessions served 1
Gender: Male
Age at election: 37

Vital Records Information:

Date: 8/12/1832
Country: Germany/Prussia
Date: 3/25/1911
City: Marine City, MI
County: Saint Clair County, MI
Country: US
Type of Burial:
Date: 3/28/1911
City: Spring Wells, MI
County: Wayne County, MI
Country: US
Cemetery: St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church Cemetery

Marital Information:
married Teresa [Tracy] Reuter, 11/14/1854 in Wayne County, MI; children: 9, Elizabeth, Frank, Mary A. (Lonyo?), Anthony, Peter J., Lucy, Christian, Charles and Teresa

Number of Children: 9


Religion: Catholic
Military Service:
Occupation: farmer, sash and blind maker
Race: Caucasian or White


Biographical Sketch:
Came to America with his parents, Christian and Anna Maria (Schiller or Schliller) Ternes, about 1846. He farmed for many years in Greenfield where held many local offices. He was supervisor for 6 years. He moved to Detroit in 1870 and was assistant receiver of taxes in 1887.

Notable Facts:
Death certificate give birth year as 1832; headstone says 1831; censuses use both.

Sessions Served:

Chamber: House
Party: Democratic
Committees Served On: Drainage , Printing
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Yew
County of Residence Wayne
District: Wayne 2
District Description: Townships of Grosse Point, Hamtramck, Greenfield and Springwells

Date Elected: 11/3/1868
Date Sworn In: 1/6/1869
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: Resigned
End of Term Status: Departed

Maritial Status: Married
Notes: Resigned before the extra session of 1870.


Manual 1869 p.114; MIBiog 2:352; SeekMI; USCen 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910; Find-a-Grave.com; MICoMar 1822-1940; DFP 3/26/1911 p.23 col.2