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Peters, Richard (10 November 1810–06 February 1889), civil engineer and scientific agriculturist, was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, the son of Ralph Peters and Catherine Conyngham, farmers. His grandfather, Judge Richard Peters, was a revolutionary war leader, scientific agriculturist, and intimate of George Washington...

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Waring, George Edwin, Jr. (04 July 1833–29 October 1898), agriculturist, author, and sanitary engineer, was born at Poundridge, New York, the son of George Waring, a farmer and merchant, and Sarah Burger. Much of his youth was spent in Stamford, Connecticut, where his father had become a manufacturer of agricultural implements and stoves. The boy’s formal schooling was completed at Bartlett’s School in Poughkeepsie, New York, from which he graduated in 1849. Following this, he worked for a time in a retail hardware store and then as manager of a grist mill....

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George E. Waring Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-110609).