I am writing to you because I see that you are interested in genealogy and that your last name is Peterman.
Timothy E. Peterman, son of: Raymond W. Peterman (1918-2009), son of: Joe Peterman, Jr. (1892-1969), son of: Josef Petermann (1862-1953), son of: Jakob Petermann (1829-1903), son of: Jakob Petermann (1788-1853), son of: Leonz Petermann (1755-1827), son of: Heinrich Petermann (died in Root canton Luzern, Switzerland)
I don’t know if our lineages converge, but I do know how to find out.I am the Group Administrator of the Peterman Surname Project, available through Family Tree DNA:
I encourage other people with the Peterman surname to participate in this project.As more and more people get tested, the results will begin to cluster, and these clusters will speak volumes about the likelihood of participants being related.To get the quality of results that identify family clusters & eliminate false positives, it is best to test to the 37 marker or 67 marker level.
Family Tree DNA already has 181,063 y-DNA results in their database and 5,873 surname projects.If you look at some of the results for other surname projects, you will be truly amazed at what this technology brings to the study of genealogy.
As a way of introducing the Peterman Surname Project to the community of Peterman & Petermann genealogists, I am offering a $20 discount to the first 10 participants with the Peterman or Petermann surname to sign up for this project during the month of May, 2010.