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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

 .PECK.

Researched and contributed by descendant: Janet



Descendants of Abel Peck

This reseach is still a work in progress.  I'm sure there are mistakes, omissions and people I couldn't find. Any feedback is welcome. I'm always eager to add new relatives.  And a big thank you to the many people who have given me names and dates and shared family histories.

Generation No. 1

1.  ABEL1 PECK was born 05 May 1743 in Kensington, Connecticut, and died 16 Jul 1822.  He married DEBORAH CURTIS.  She died 30 Dec 1824.

Child of ABEL PECK and DEBORAH CURTIS is:
   2. i. ROMANTEY2 PECK, b. 1792, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; d. 1857, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
 
 

Generation No. 2

2.  ROMANTEY2 PECK (ABEL1) was born 1792 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, and died 1857 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  He married (1) MARY DURGIN.  She was born 08 Mar 1793 in Sanbornton, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA, and died 1837 in New York.  He married (2) CLARISSA Aft. 1840 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  She was born 1795 in New York.

Notes for ROMANTEY PECK:
Romantey Peck was from Connecticut, his wife from New Hampshire. He was a clockmaker, was a resident for a time of Vermont, and from there moved to New York State, where he engaged in farming. In 1840, he came to Waukesha county, Wisconsin and made that his home, dying there in 1857. His wife passed away in New York in 1837. Commemorative Biographical Record of the West Shore of Lake Michigan, published 1895.

Children of ROMANTEY PECK and MARY DURGIN are:
        i. SARAH3 PECK, b. New York; d. Waukesha, Wisconsin.
   3. ii. WINTHROP DURGIN PECK, b. 1816, New Hampshire; d. 1874, Iowa.
   4. iii. HAZEN PECK, b. 1817, Vermont; d. 14 Nov 1898, Racine, Wisconsin.
   5. iv. LUCY ANN PECK, b. 05 Feb 1822, New York; d. 28 Dec 1897, Giltner, Hamilton, Nebraska.
       v. GEORGE T. PECK, b. 1825, New York; d. Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.
       vi. RUFUS C. PECK, b. 1825, New York; d. Waukesha, Wisconsin.
   6. vii. HENRY M. PECK, b. 1827, New York; d. Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
   7. viii. OSCAR FITZLAND PECK, b. 25 Feb 1829, New York; d. 18 Apr 1899, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 
 

Generation No. 3

3.  WINTHROP DURGIN3 PECK (ROMANTEY2, ABEL1) was born 1816 in New Hampshire, and died 1874 in Iowa.  He married JEANETTE PECK.  She was born 1813 in Connecticut.

Child of WINTHROP PECK and JEANETTE PECK is:
 i. NETTIE4 PECK, b. 1850, Connecticut.
 

4.  HAZEN3 PECK (ROMANTEY2, ABEL1) was born 1817 in Vermont, and died 14 Nov 1898 in Racine, Wisconsin.  He married ELIZA.  She was born 1819 in New York.

Children of HAZEN PECK and ELIZA are:
     i. HARVEY4 PECK, b. 1849, Muskego, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
     ii. HIRAM PECK, b. 1853, Muskego, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
     iii. EDGAR PECK, b. 1855, Muskego, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
     iv. GEORGE PECK, b. 1861, Muskego, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
 

5.  LUCY ANN3 PECK (ROMANTEY2, ABEL1) was born 05 Feb 1822 in New York, and died 28 Dec 1897 in Giltner, Hamilton, Nebraska.  She married MARVIN MUNN.  He was born 04 Nov 1817 in New York, and died 15 Apr 1899 in Giltner, Hamilton, Nebraska.

Children of LUCY PECK and MARVIN MUNN are:
     i. FRANK L4 MUNN, b. 11 Aug 1843, New York, New York, USA; d. 07 Jul 1916.
     ii. FRANCILIA MUNN, b. 27 Oct 1855; d. 08 May 1914.
     iii. FRED W. MUNN, b. 1860, Wisconsin.
 

6.  HENRY M.3 PECK (ROMANTEY2, ABEL1) was born 1827 in New York, and died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He married HARRIET POST.  She was born 1831 in England.

Children of HENRY PECK and HARRIET POST are:
     i. JOSEPHINE4 PECK, b. 1855, Muskego, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
     ii. FRED PECK, b. 1856, Muskego, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
     iii. ELLEN PECK, b. 1864, Muskego, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
     iv. HAZEN D PECK, b. 1866, Muskego, Waukesha, Wisconsin; m. JOHANNA PECK; b. 1867.
     v. ADA PECK, b. 1870, Muskego, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
 

7.  OSCAR FITZLAND3 PECK (ROMANTEY2, ABEL1) was born 25 Feb 1829 in New York, and died 18 Apr 1899 in Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.  He married PE TON NE TO QUA (also known as Tonsea) 1855 in Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin, daughter of TONACE.  She was born 25 May 1827 in Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin, and died 25 Apr 1911 in Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

Oscar Fitzland Peck

Notes for OSCAR FITZLAND PECK:
History of Northern Wisconsin,
Volume II, page 599:

O. F. PECK, farmer, Sec. 10, P. O. Peshtigo, is a native of Monroe County, New York. In 1840, came to Milwaukee; in 1846, he came to Peshtigo. At this time there were no frame houses in the township. He worked for the Peshtigo Company twenty-four and a half years, locating lands and general outdoor work. He owns a farm of 320 acres with his homestead, 160 acres in another section, and a large tract of unimproved land.  This property he has acquired since coming to Peshtigo. During the  of 1871, he lost buildings on this farm valued at $2,000. He has been Town Supervisor the past several years.

Commemorative Biographical Record, P. 638:

OSCAR F. PECK, a substantial farmer located in Section 10, Grover township, Marinette county, is a son of ROMANTEY and MARY (DURGIN) PECK, and was born in Monroe County, New York, February 25, 1829.

Romantey PECK was from Connecticut, his wife from New Hampshire. He was a clockmaker, was a resident for a time of Vermont, and from there moved to New York state, where he engaged in farming, In 1840, he came to Waukesha county, Wisconsin and made that his home, dying there in 1837. His wife passed away in New York in 1837. They had eight children, namely; RUFUS C., who came to Waukesha county in 1837 and always made that his home; WINTHROP, who came to Waukesha County, later removed to Iowa, where he died; HAZEN, who lived retired in Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin; Henry M. living retired at Layton Park, Milwaukee county; Oscar F., subject of this sketch; George T. residing in Grover township; Lucy, wife of MARVIN MUNN, of Bromfield, Hamilton County, Nebraska; and SARAH, who died in Waukesha county. Mr. Peck remarried in Wisconsin.

OSCAR F. PECK was reared in New York State up to the age of eleven and attended school there and in Waukesha county, Wisconsin, whither his father moved in 1840. In Waukesha county he was reared on a farm, beginning life as a farm hand at $4 per month. From there he came to Marinette (or Oconto county in 1845), coming by boat from Milwaukee to Peshtigo, under engagement with the Leavensworth and Clark Lumber Co., which later became the Peshtigo Lumber Co. He was occupied driving an ox-team, locating pine timber and on the drive, and was in the employ of the Peshtigo Co., for twenty-four and one-half years, till after the fire, as foreman of camps, and helped to locate nearly all their pine lands; was also a stockholder in this company. About 1856, Mr. PECK bought his farm in Grover township, comprising 320 acres of timberland, which he had cleared and improved. On October 8, 1871, his two barns, his residence, fences and all the improvements that could be burned were destroyed by the fire. Since then he has built a fine residence and good barns, having settled on the place in April, 1872, the year the township was formed and has since been a continuous resident. Prior to the fire he lived away seventeen and one-half years at Lake Nowelay.

Mr. PECK was united in marriage, in the Peshtigo township, in the fall of 1855, with Miss Tonoce, a native (Menominee Indian) of Wisconsin, and they have had six children, namely; MARY, now Mrs. WILLIAM CONANT; JANE, Mrs. LYMAN CONANT; and JULIA, Mrs. GEORGE NICKERSON, all three residing in Grover township; ROSA, Mrs. JOHN MCGREGOR, of Peshtigo village; EDWARD J., who died October 12, 1895, aged thirty-six years and six months; and Franklin B., who is married and conducts the home farm. The family attend the M.E. Church, of which Mr. PECK is a liberal supporter.

During the early days Mr. PECK was a great hunter, averaging about one hundred deer during a hunting season, and even now he enjoys a hunting and fishing trip. He is among the early pioneers of Marinette county, and the oldest settler in Sugar Bush, Grover township, which township he assisted in organizing, also building the schoolhouse, and in other ways aiding in its improvement. He has seen Marinette grow from a place of but three houses to its present magnitude. Mr. PECK votes with the Republican party, and cast his first vote for Winfield Scott. For seven years he served as supervisor of Peshtigo township, has been school treasurer since 1872, taking great interest in educational matters. Socially he is a member of Peshtigo Lodge, I.O.O.F., Subordinate Lodge and Encampment, is now chief patriarch, and has been a member at Peshtigo since 1871. Mr. PECK is and for years has been a banker among the farmers, loaning money, etc. He is the architect of his own fortunes and is now the owner of 360 acres of land.
 

Notes for PE TON NE TO QUA:

Marinette Eagle Star, P.5,
Tuesday, 25 Apr 1911:

"Mrs. O.F. Peck, one of the oldest pioneer residents of Marinette co., succumbed at the home of her son, Frank Peck of Grover, about 8 o'clock this morning, at the advanced age of 83 years and 11 months. She had enjoyed excellent health until a few months previous to her death. Her death, as nearly as can be learned, will mean the last of the native tribe living on the Peshtigo River. In 1827, Mrs. Peck, then Mrs. Tonocee, was born on the Peshtigo river near what is now the Airline road and the new bridge. She was reared with the natives and recalled of late years in detail stories to her children and grandchildren interesting accounts of their life and their first white neighbors, the builders of the Peshtigo mill.

She was united in marriage to Oscar F. Peck, one of the prominent and wealthy residents of Marinette Co., formerly of the state of New York. The union was blest with six children. The son, Franklin B. Peck, who now owns the old farm in Grover and of whose family she was a member; Edward J. who died on October 12, 1895, and four daughters, Jane, later Mrs. Lyman Conant, now deceased; Julia, now Mrs. George Nickerson of the town of Peshtigo; and Mosa, Mrs. John McGregor. Mr. and Mrs. Peck resided at Lake Noquebay for seventeen years where Mr. Peck was employed by the Peshtigo Lumber Company; managing their large farm there.

They then removed to Grover where a farm of 320 acres was purchased and cleared by Mr. Peck. On October 8, 1871, all of the farm buildings were destroyed by fire. The farm was then occupied, however, by George, a brother. Oscar Peck was a prominent and respected Grover resident, his death in 1899 being the cause of much regret among the residents of Marinette Co., as well as in the town of Grover, for which he had served as supervisor for eleven years. Mrs. Peck was a kind and affectionate old lady and her death, although far from untimely, will be mourned by her numerous friends and relatives. She has made her home with Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Peck for the last several years. The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home in Grover, the Rev. L.A. ?? of the Methodist Church officiating.

Children of OSCAR PECK and PE TON NE TO QUA are:
  8. i. MARY A.4 PECK, b. 1856, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin.
  9. ii. JANE PECK, b. 1858, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin; d. Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.
      iii. EDWARD J. PECK, b. 13 Apr 1857, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin; d. 12 Oct 1895, Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.
10. iv. FRANKLIN B. PECK, b. 1861, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin; d. 1936, Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.
      v. JULIA D. PECK, b. 1865, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin; d. 1932, Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin; m. GEORGE TALMEN NICKERSON, 01 Jan 1894, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin; b. 09 Apr 1856, Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, Maine; d. 25 Apr 1949, Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.
11. vi. ROSA A. PECK, b. Jan 1868, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin; d. 15 Nov 1896, Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 
 

Generation No. 4

8.  MARY A.4 PECK (OSCAR FITZLAND3, ROMANTEY2, ABEL1) was born 1856 in Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin.  She married WILLIAM B CONANT 15 Apr 1877 in Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, son of JOSEPH CONANT and JULIA JOHNSTON.  He was born 06 Aug 1854 in Aroostook, Maine, and died Abt. 1911 in Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Child of MARY PECK and WILLIAM CONANT is:
      i. JULIA5 CONANT, b. 1885, Wisconsin.
 

9.  JANE4 PECK (OSCAR FITZLAND3, ROMANTEY2, ABEL1) was born 1858 in Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin, and died in Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.  She married LYMAN P CONANT, son of JOSEPH CONANT and JULIA JOHNSTON.  He was born Nov 1856 in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, Maine.

Child of JANE PECK and LYMAN CONANT is:
12. i. HARRY WATERS5 CONANT, b. 27 Oct 1882, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

10.  FRANKLIN B.4 PECK (OSCAR FITZLAND3, ROMANTEY2, ABEL1) was born 1861 in Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin, and died 1936 in Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.  He married ANNA C. OLSON 25 Dec 1889 in Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin, daughter of NELS OLSON and JENNIE JACOBS.  She was born 1871 in Sweden, and died 1941 in Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Children of FRANKLIN PECK and ANNA OLSON are:
13. i. NEAL F5 PECK, b. 20 Jan 1891, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. Apr 1972, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States of America.
14. ii. ELINOR PECK, b. 28 Aug 1893, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.
      iii. HAZEL PECK, b. 03 Mar 1897, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. 17 Nov 1915, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Notes for HAZEL PECK:

Peshtigo Times,
Thursday, November 18, 1915:

Grover Young Lady Succumbs at Hospital. Miss Hazel Peck Dies Following Operation for Goitre-Funeral at Harmony on Saturday.  The death of Miss Hazel Peck, 18 year old daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Peck, old and highly respected residents of Grover, was reported here yesterday afternoon and came as a shock to the many friends of the family in this vicinity, few of whom had any knowledge of the young lady's serious condition.

Miss Peck had been afflicted with a goitre which was developing alarmingly fast recently and an operation was decided upon as the only chance to save her life. On Tuesday she was taken to St Joseph's Hospital where surgeons removed the growth, and though the outcome was doubtful, as many such operations are, it appeared afterward that the patient had a fair chance for recovery; but with the best of care and under skilful treatment the case terminated fatally at 1:30 yesterday afternoon. The remains were brought to the undertaking rooms of John M. Harper and son to be prepared for burial.

Deceased was born in the town of Grover on March 3, 1897, and had lived there with her parents all her life. Among the young folks she was always a favorite and her large circle of friends are sorely grieved at her loss.
     The funeral will be held next Saturday afternoon with services at the farm home at one o'clock and at the Harmony M.E. Church at two o'clock, Rev. Geo. A. Tennant officiating.

Peshtigo Times,
November 25, 1915:

Funeral of Miss Hazel Peck. Funeral services for Miss Hazel Peck who died at St. Joseph's hospital at Menominee on Wednesday were conducted by Rev. Geo. A. Tennat at the farm home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peck, in the town of Grover at one o'clock Saturday afternoon and at the Harmony M.E. church at two o'clock. The casket was borne by Aliston Pepper, Clifford May, Gus Johnson, William Francour, David Francour and George Lippert, the flowers being in charge of the Misses Stella Harper, Lettia Thomas, Mae Thomas, Emma Last, Elsie Jacobson, Emma Kushman, Ida and Hannah Johnson, Fred Sweningson placing their autos at the disposal of the flower girls.

The pastor preached an impressive sermon at the obsequies and the singing was by a choir composed of Mrs. E.D. Ellis, Miss Alice Heidenworth, Mrs. Geo. Heckman and Jon Sanberg, the songs being "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" "Does Jesus Care" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye."

The remains were laid to rest in the Harmony cemetery.

     iv. LUCILE PECK, b. 1902, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.
     v. OSCAR F. PECK, b. 12 Aug 1904, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. Aug 1973, Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States of America.
 

11.  ROSA A.4 PECK (OSCAR FITZLAND3, ROMANTEY2, ABEL1) was born Jan 1868 in Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin, and died 15 Nov 1896 in Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.  She married JOHN D. MCGREGOR 30 Oct 1893 in Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.  He was born 12 Oct 1852 in Canada, and died 12 Mar 1912 in Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Child of ROSA PECK and JOHN MCGREGOR is:
     i. JENNIE5 MCGREGOR, b. Jan 1895, Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 
 

Generation No. 5

12.  HARRY WATERS5 CONANT (JANE4 PECK, OSCAR FITZLAND3, ROMANTEY2, ABEL1) was born 27 Oct 1882 in Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.  He married MARY 1909 in Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.  She was born 1892.

Children of HARRY CONANT and MARY are:
     i. ROSE MARY6 CONANT, b. 1921, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.
     ii. DOROTHY CONANT, b. 1922, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

13.  NEAL F5 PECK (FRANKLIN B.4, OSCAR FITZLAND3, ROMANTEY2, ABEL1) was born 20 Jan 1891 in Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin, and died Apr 1972 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.  He married ANNA PECK.  She was born 1887.

Children of NEAL PECK and ANNA PECK are:
     i. OMER6 PECK, b. 1915, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.
     ii. HELEN PECK, b. 1917, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

14.  ELINOR5 PECK (FRANKLIN B.4, OSCAR FITZLAND3, ROMANTEY2, ABEL1) was born 28 Aug 1893 in Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.  She married OTTO BUNDY 1914 in Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin, son of PETER BUNDY and ANNA.  He was born 15 Oct 1892 in Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin, and died Dec 1973 in Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Child of ELINOR PECK and OTTO BUNDY is:
     i. HAROLD6 BUNDY, b. 1916, Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin.



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