Peter F. Wheeler account books
Peter F. Wheeler was born in Massachusetts on March 3, 1811, and lived in Grafton in the 1830s. He moved to Petersham, Massachusetts, before 1850, and worked as a palm leaf splitter, general laborer, and farmer. Palm leaf hat production was a local industry in Petersham. Wheeler and his wife Harriet had at least 4 children: Katie, Annie, Joel, and Stella.