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Frederick Peick
Cox Creek Twp.

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Frederick Peick, merchant and grain and stock dealer, Littleport, was born in Germany, Nov. 18, 1822. His parents were Christian and Cecelia (Curtscue) Peick, the former a native of Hanover, Germany, the latter of Fontainebleau, France. They died in Germany, The subject of this memoir was educated in the land of his birth, and there learned the carpenter's and piano- maker's trades, which he followed for thirteen years in Paris and other cities of Europe. He came to the United States in 1849, working five years in Baltimore, and locating in Clayton County, in 1854. He joined the "community" which settled in Volga Township, and worked at the carpenter's trade and farming four years, then came to Littleport. He purchased a farm here, and also engaged in the mercantile business, disposing of the latter three years later. He was then employed by the Government as carpenter at St. Louis and Little Rock one year and a half. Since that time has engaged in the mercantile business in Littleport. Mr. Peick has been twice married, first in 1848, to Dorta, daughter of Gottlieb and Mary Gartener, natives of Hanover, Germany. Mrs. Peick died, having been the mother of two children—Mary, born March 8, 1850, married John Meyer, and Christian, born Aug. 8, 1853, died July 12, 1880. For his second wife Mr. Peick married Mrs. Sophia Wagoner, by whom he has had three children— Carl, born Jan. 3, 1870; William, Jan. 5, 1880, and Sophia, in March, 1881. Mrs. Peick had two children by her first husband, viz.: Minna, born Oct. 9, 1854, married John Liddy, and Fred, born in 1860, is now attending college. Mr. Peick has held the office of Township Supervisor one year, and that of Postmaster fifteen years.

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


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