I know this is long past when you posted and you have probably found the information you were looking for but I have just started doing this and came across your post. Peter was my great great grandfather. I believe his mother's name was Jane but I don't know his father's name. His son Fredrick was my grandfather's dad. I hadn't heard the story about him giving away a daughter but did hear he accidentally threw all his valuables overboard during a storm while coming to America.