Franz Peter Laurier

b. 8 July 1828, d. 31 October 1891
  • Franz Peter Laurier was born on 8 July 1828 in Speyer, Rheinpfalz.
  • He was known as Franz.
  • He married Luisa Hofstetter, daughter of L. Hofstetter and Maria Anna Trollmann, on 5 September 1857 in Speyer, Rheinpfalz.
  • He was was a Catholic. His wife was Protestant, and their children were baptized Protestant.
  • He was a shoemaker, according Civil Records, Town Archive of Speyer.
  • Franz Peter Laurier and Luisa Hofstetter, accompanied by Franz Eugen Laurier, Maria Luise Laurier and Ludwig Friedrich Laurier, departed in June 1888 from the Port of Bremen, Bremen, aboard the Norddeutscher Lloyd SS Aller.
  • Franz Peter Laurier and Luisa Hofstetter arrived in the Port of New York on 7 July 1888, accompanied by Maria Luise Laurier, Ludwig Friedrich Laurier and Franz Eugen Laurier with mother and daughter Luise traveling 2nd cabin, and the others in steerage.
  • He was known as Frank in the US.
  • Franz Peter Laurier appeared in the 1890 Buffalo, New York, City Directory at over 474 Ellicott 1890 Buffalo city.
  • He was a shoemaker, according to the 1890 Buffalo City Directory.
  • He was a sponsor at the baptism/christening of Carl Eugene Laurier on 9 April 1890 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
  • At the time of his death Franz Peter Laurier was living in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 474 Ellicott Street.
  • Franz Peter Laurier died on 31 October 1891 at age 63 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, of bronchitis.
  • Luisa Hofstetter became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
  • Photographs of present-day Speyer.
  • Last Edited: 8 Dec 2014

Family: Luisa Hofstetter b. 18 July 1833, d. 5 April 1910