George Peak 1842-1908
PEAK, NEHRING, BEAUMAN
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/2/2013 at 22:47:57
George Peak Passes Away at City Hospital Sunday Morning
George Peak, who for several years lived south of Swan Lake, died Sunday morning, July 12th, 1908 at the city hospital at Estherville.
Deceased was born July 14th 1842 in Grant Co., Wisconsin, moved to Iowa in 1864 and in 1891 with his family moved to Emmet Co., and settled on a farm south of Swan Lake which was their home until about a year and a half ago, Mr. Peak moved to Gruver. Deceased was in poor health for several years. The past few weeks he failed fast, and was taken to the city hospital for better care, but a complication of diseases made it impossible for him to rally and on Sunday morning his spirit passed over to be with its maker. Mr. Peak was highly respected and was a true friend and neighbor. His wife, three sons and five daughters and six grand children are left to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the M.E. church in Gruver, conducted by Rev. B.S. Greene of Dolliver, and interment in the Swan Lake cemetery. The old neighbors of the deceased acted as pall bearers and were as follows: Joe Rokenbrodt, Gus Gilbertson, B.M. Scott, Wm. Burnham, A. Buck and Mr. Aanonson. His children who attended the funeral were Mrs. Wm. Nehring of Gruver, Mrs. Beauman of Bricelyn, Minn., Lizzie Peak of North Dakota, and Philip Peak who lives south of Swan Lake. The remainder of the family, Mrs. Peak, two daughters, Ella and Edith and two sons Robert and John are all in North Dakota and were unable to be present at the funeral. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 15, 1908)
The old residents in the vicinity of Manson will be interested and grieved to learn of the death of George Peak, of Swan Lake, last Sunday morning. The news was received yesterday morning by Mrs. H.C. Hicks and the letter stated that the funeral would be held on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Peak homesteaded the John Mortimer farm near Manson and lived there many years, becoming well known in this vicinity before he left here fifteen years ago, moving to Swan Lake. He died in an Estherville hospital and one of his daughters was with him, his wife being away visiting two daughters in North Dakota at the time of his death. He had been an invalid for years and his death was due to a general breaking up of the springs of life. He leaves a family of a wife and five daughters and three sons – Manson Democrat (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, July 22, 1908)
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