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Adolph Peick
Cox Creek Twp.

Adolph Peick, lumber dealer, contractor and builder, Littleport, was born in Hanover, Germany, Nov. 3, 1828, son of Christian and Cecilia (Curtscue) Peick, the former a native of Hanover, Germany,died in 1840; the latter born in Fontainebleau, France, died in 1842. Adolph was educated in his native country, and there learned the trade of a glazier, which he followed six years. He emigrated to the United States in 1848, and resided in Baltimore, Md., five years, engaged in several branches of business, and in 1854 came to Clayton County. He married in 1852 to Amelia, daughter of Phillip and Christina Frisler, nee Seth, natives of Hesse, Germany. Mrs. Peick was also born there, Dec. 25, 1819. To them have been born eight children—Sophia, born Oct. 23, 1853, married Henry Bust; Amelia, born March 12, 1855, died in 1863; Adolph and Frederick, twins, were born Aug. 18, 1857, both now married and residing in this State; Maria and Christian, twins, were born June 17, 1859 (the latter died in infancy and the former married Christian Semp, of Sheridan County, Kan.); Christian, born Dec. 25, 1861, and Louisa, March 12, 1864. Mr. Peick enlisted in 1861 in the three months' service, Pioneer Company A, and the same year re-enlisted in Company G, Sixteenth Regiment Iowa Volunteers, for three years. He was wounded at the battle of Inca on Sept. 19, 1862, by a cannon ball sliver in the head, a musket ball in the shoulder and one in the knee. He was taken to the hospital, but refused to die. He was discharged Feb. 17, 1863, at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis. He is a Republican in his political sentiments, and has held the office of Justice of the Peace for the past two years. He is classed with the representative citizens of Clayton County, and merits and receives the confidence and respect of his fellow citizens.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 751-752
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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