Peters of Stamford and Harpersfield
The three volume book, “A History of Richard Peters of Half Moon now Clifton Park, NY and his Decedents”, is in the history room at the Stamford Village Library. They never really caught my eye before, probably because I thought it was strange for us to house books about a guy from Saratoga County and the books are hand made binders, not bound. Then the other day Harold “Hal” Peters,of California, called the library because he wanted to clarify some information about the books.
Hal had been to the library a number of years ago and copied most of the pages, but since the books (they are in pristine condition, by the way, typed on a typewriter) are hand made they don’t have a publication page. So, I pulled the books off the shelf (there is actually a fourth book that is kind-of an addendum) and started flipping pages. Hal was hoping for a clear publication date, which I did not find, but I believe it is 1962 and the authors full name in print. Evidently there are only two copies of this manuscript; one in our library and one in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) library in Washington, DC. The DAR, of which Leone is a member, for some reason has her name spelled incorrectly and he wants to rectify the situation.
The author of the books is Leone Elizabeth (Peters) Kleinheinz, who was born July 28,1893 in Harpersfield to John N. and Elizabeth Maria (Butler) Peters. Her father was a farmer, the son of William Blakely Peters. From a cover page Leone states she got started compiling the Peters family tree after she brought some of her grandfathers papers to the Delaware County Historical Association and they asked her to write something about him. She sure got on a roll writing 300+ pages worth about the Peters family.
Leone married Earl George Kleinheinz October 28, 1922 in Washington, DC; they had no children. She died in Washington, DC, where she lived most of her adult life, June 17,1962 and is buried with her husband Earl (1893-1976) in the Locust Hill Cemetery in Hobart. (findagrave.com)