Peter joins American Revolution group
Nick Peter of Marion was installed as a new member of Sons of the American Revolution on Oct. 7 in Ellinwood.
Peter’s lineage traces back to Wilhelm Peter, a fourth great-grandfather who served in the Pennsylvania militia in the Revolutionary War. Wilhelm’s father immigrated to Pennsylvania from Switzerland as a child, and Wilhelm was born in North Hampton, Pennsylvania, where his family helped found Heidelberg Reform Church, which is still an active church with some Peter relatives as members.
Nick Peter was one of nine new members admitted to the Sons of the Plains chapter in Hutchinson.
SAR membership is open to men who can demonstrate that their ancestor provided active service in the cause of American independence either by serving in the military or in some other significant role.
The organization promotes patriotism and respect for American history and the founding fathers. SAR also supports veterans in VA hospitals, the Boy Scouts and ROTC cadets, and sponsors student orations and poster contests on patriotic topics.
Last modified Oct. 25, 2017