Peter Leslie ARCUS (Snr)
Peter was born in Lerwick, Shetlands.
He immigrated along with his brother, Lawrence (see his profile) & parents, in 1875 on the ship "Avalanche".
He married Ellen Howan (born in Foxton) in Foxton in 1895.
They had four children.
Peter was a carpenter in Wellington in 1880. He then moved to Ohau as a farmer in 1896. However by 1900 he was back as a carpenter in Levin.
By 1919 he was back in Ohau as a farmer, then in Levin by 1928 as a settler, and by 1946 back to being a carpenter.
Ellen was a voluntary teacher at Muhunoa East school between 1917 & 1919.
Two sons, Colvin & Peter (Jnr) served in WW1 both enlisting on the same day in 1915.
Both Peter & Ellen signed the "Yes" petition in the 1905 Levin township petition.