PETER M. NEVIUS, living in section 20, township 34, range 18, in Howard township, Labette county, Kansas, is a well known farmer in this section, and came to this county in 1875. He was born in Bureau county, Illinois, in 1837, and is a son of David and Elizabeth (Griner) Nevius.
David Nevius was born in New Jersey in 1797, and was a carpenter by trade. He married Elizabeth Griner, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1801, and they reared the following children: Garret, deceased; G. G., who is a retired farmer in Kansas; Catherine, deceased; William H., who is a carpenter in Iowa; Peter M.; Brown, deceased; and Elias, deceased.
Peter M. Nevius spent his early life in Illinois, and in 1865 removed to Kansas, and located in Linn county, where he farmed for a period of ten years. In 1875 he moved to Labette county, and on March 1, 1876, bought his present home farm. He has made extensive improvements on the place, and has lived there ever since. Mr. Nevius has a thorough knowledge of farming, and is a man of sound judgment and much executive ability. He has taken great interest in his work, and his home presents a neat, well-kept appearance.
Mr. Nevius was united in marriage with Martha Robinson, in 1858. She died In 1867. They reared two children: J. D., who is a clerk in one of the government departments at Washington, District of Columbia; and James, who resides in Edna, Kansas, and is a stone mason by trade. Mr. Nevius married, secondly, Lydia Brock, who was born in Iowa. Four children have been the result of this union, whose names are: Mabel; Nellie; Winona; and Percy D. Mr. Nevius is a Republican in politics. He belongs to the Seventh Day Adventists' church.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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