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Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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PECK, DAVID A., farmer, section 21, P. O. Union Grove; born November 22, 1829, in Toronto, Canada. When he was ten years old his parents emigrated to Oswego, Kendall county, Illinois. In the year 1847 they moved to Sheboygan county, Wisconsin, then back to Canada in 1848, when he was married to Miss Eliza Carey, April 17, 1850. In 1852 he left Canada for California, where he followed the stock business. In 1854 he returned to Canada and remained there till the year 1862, when he came to Page county, Iowa, and located in Washington township. He has eleven children, six living and five dead: John L. E., Edward W., Robert E., Joanna E. and Minnie H. Mr. Peck has a farm of 233 acres, 233 in cultivation, the rest timber. Mr. Peck organized the first church in Lincoln township, being placed in the position of supplied minister and assisted in the organization of the first Sabbath school in his neighborhood, which met in 1863.

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This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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