Peters, W. C. 1805-1866

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Born: March 10, 1805, Woodbury, Devon, England

Died: April 20 1866, Cincinnati

Biography Came to US ca. 1820. Ca. 1827 active in Pittsburgh. Involved with George Rapp's Harmony Society 1828-31. Moved to Louisville 1832. Involved in amultitude of publishing ventures. 1851 moves to Cincinnati and forms W. C. Peters & Sons, specializing in Catholic music and in instructional materials. March 22 1866, company premises burn, all stock and plates destroyed, Peters dies of heart failure 1 mo. later,

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Wetzel, R. D. Oh sing no more that gentle song: the musical life and times of William Cummings Peters, 1805-1866 (Sterling Heights, MU, 2000)

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