Peterborough Marble and Granite Works has been creating engraved and carved stone work since 1849. Mr. Hubert J. Brennan established himself in his three-story house, right here in downtown Peterborough.  Fine craftsmanship was a trademark of the Brennan family for three generations.

The Kaufholds, since acquiring the business from Mr. Brennan’s family in 1958, have continued this mind set of fine work to this current day.  Monuments of yesterday and today being produced in our shop reflect the desires and artistic taste of the families who order them.  Peterborough Marble and Granite Works wants to carry your dedications into tomorrow and for many years to come. 

The Brennan Family Shop located at the center of town, Main St., Peterborough (notice the headstones in the lower window and the Brennan Family on the second level porch)

The Brennan Family Shop located at the center of town, Main St., Peterborough (notice the headstones in the lower window and the Brennan Family on the second level porch)

PMGW shop on Summer Street, Peterborough, 1958-1963 Summer Season

PMGW shop on Summer Street, Peterborough, 1958-1963

Summer Season

Summer Street location  Winter Season

Summer Street location

 Winter Season

Original 72 Concord St. Shop 1966

Original 72 Concord St. Shop 1966

72 Concord St. Shop 1968

72 Concord St. Shop 1968

Current Location 72 Concord St., Peterborough, NH

Current Location 72 Concord St., Peterborough, NH


The Kaufhold family has a history rich in stone carving

Hans and Roberta Kaufhold were married in 1956, and soon moved to Peterborough where they purchased Peterborough Marble & Granite Works in 1958.  Hans began stone carving at age 15 as an apprentice in his homeland of Germany. After immigrating to the United States, Hans was hired at the Vermont Marble Company in Proctor, Vermont. Here he met Roberta (Mutti), whose family was full of established marble cutters, both in Italy and at the Vermont Marble Company.  Roberta worked in the company’s marble exhibit and her father worked along side Hans in the cutting sheds.

After moving to Peterborough, Hans and Roberta raised their six children, who have all worked at PMGW at various times.  John, their eldest son, purchased the business in 1989 and continues to work along side his sister Valli and his two sons, Broderick and Alex.

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Hans (on the right) working as an apprentice in Germany

Hans (on the right) working as an apprentice in Germany

Hans (front row-right) in Germany

Hans (front row-right) in Germany

Pictured here kneeling, carving on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is our Great-Grandfather Umberto Mutti in 1931.

Pictured here kneeling, carving on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is our Great-Grandfather Umberto Mutti in 1931.

Left to Right: Broderick, Hans, John, Alex - Three generations

Left to Right: Broderick, Hans, John, Alex - Three generations

John Kaufhold

John Kaufhold

Father & Son John and Broderick Kaufhold

Father & Son John and Broderick Kaufhold

In June of 2016, Hans and Roberta celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Look how much we've grown!