We offer this website as a sanctuary and preservation of our family stories with the intent that they may provide a shield and a protection to our family members.  Connections to a larger family narrative increase loving bonds and affection for those who have gone before us and deepen feelings of blessed personal identity as we acknowledge the hand of God in our lives. We believe all who read and reflect upon these stories will be infused with greater spiritual power and find greater joy in life.  As you discover your past, may you find resilience and hope to pursue your individual paths and sustenance for the soul as you face the personal challenges required by this mortal experience.


“And the family is where we discover our past. The Bible instructs us to teach our children diligently, speaking of God’s law when we are at home or on our way, when we lie down or when we rise up. Repeatedly it tells parents to tell children the story of their origins, the exodus and the long journey to freedom. The family is where traditions are handed on, where I learn that the past lives on in me, and through me in my children. It is the basis of collective memory.  And on it rests the biblical view of history as the stage on which the covenant between man and God is enacted and within which we construct a just society.”

Jonathan Sacks


“Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life:  but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons.”

Deuteronomy 4:9



Theodore Melvin Peterson

Ileann (Ann) Grace Wendrich

Theodore and Ann Family

Frederick and Wally Lucas Wendrich Family

Bennett Theodore Peterson

Florence Lorene Pulley Peterson

Bennett and Florence Pulley Peterson Family