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Re: Was John Tarter the son of Balzer Tarter?
Posted by: Kathleen Rose (ID *****2847) Date: August 04, 2007 at 14:25:32
In Reply to: Was John Tarter the son of Balzer Tarter? by Susan Chance Rainwater of 527

Susan, I have the feeling you are a diligent researcher, as I recognize your name from these boards for a very long time, and if my memory serves, you have/had a family website, which I have visited in the past, so I don't want to insult you with this question, just something I am throwing out there for your consideration. I have this supposed son of Balthser Tarter listed as Johann (John) Peter Tarter. I also have another son, Peter, listed as one of Balthser's (Balzer's) children. Is it possible that somebody is missing something, that perhaps, "Johann (John) Peter", and Peter are one in the same? What I am saying is, perhaps the "John" you are chasing, is actually "Peter". I haven't seen any documentary evidence on this family at all, all of this I was given by my great-aunt. I would find it funny that a parent would name one son "Johann Peter", and another son "Peter". You never know, if he "Americanized" the name "Johann" to "John", but as he moved around the country, he could have adopted the name "Peter" for one reason or another, maybe after he had a son John, he took to using the name Peter, legally. Like I said, I have seen no documentation whatsoever, so I am claiming nothing, just something that struck me as funny.

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