Susanna H. Peeler


SUSANNA H. PEELER, an estimable lady, who is one of the oldest residents in Steubenville township, was born September 29, 1815, the daughter of John and Mary Ann Adams, both natives of Pennsylvania. Her father was of German and her mother English, descent. They were among the early settlers of Steubenville township, and clearing a farm, lived upon it until their deceased. Their daughter, Susanna, was born and reared in this township, and had her home with her parents until 1844, when she was married to George A. Peeler. He was a son of Jacob and Barbara (Bishler) Peeler, natives of Germany. Jacob was born at Darmstadt, January 26, 1783 and in 1801 was married by which union he had four children: Catherine, Margaret, Anna M. and George A. He emigrated to America about 1833 and settled with his family at Chambersburg, Penn., whence, after a residence of eight years, he removed to Jefferson county, Ohio. Here he died March 7, 1862. George A., after coming to America, engaged in butchering, which he followed for two years, then taking up farming, at which he was occupied until his death, March 9, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. Peeler had the following children: Homer, Margaretta, Lucinda (now deceased), Elizabeth C. and Adam. Mr. Peeler was an estimable gentleman, in whose death the community suffered a severe loss. He was a member and one of the leading elders of the Presbyterian church, and also had a membership in the Masonic order.

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