Peter Hartenberger, son of Philip Jacob and Maria Chathrina Bacher was born on June 17, 1802 in Birkenfeld, Germany. He came with his parents to America settling in Chester, Randolph County, Illinois. He died there on August 23, 1850. He is buried in St. John's Luth. Cemetery, Chester, Illinois. He married Sophia Maria Baehr (Bahr) on May 22, 1823 in Chester. They had 9 known children there.