My brother, Elmer Benjamin Peck was researching the Meier/Meyer family with just paper and pencil. When he passed away in 1981, his paper notes were passed on to me. That got me interested since I had retired in 1979. I began with just relatives on my mothers side of the family. Her grandfather, Herman Meier was married to Louisa Niemann, dau of Casper and Eliza Hanrath Niemann. Herman and his brothers, Henry Caspar, John Frederick, Karl Heinrich and George Heinrich Meier came to Cass County Illinois between 1840 - 1870. They had lots of children, grandchildren, etc. It appeared as if the entire county was related by either blood or marriage. I finally decided to do the entire county of Cass and now have a database of over 118,000 individuals.
Am always glad to add new and corrective information. My ancestors were: MEIER, NIEMANN, ROCHE, MUHLERT, WINHOLD, WEBER, PECK, HUFFMAN, EASTON, MILLER..
My nephew, Greg Croxton - whose Grandmother Croxton and his mother were both Peck's, is very active in the Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center. He provides me with CD-ROM's of all obituaries in the Schuyler Newspapers. He also has hundreds of pictures of tombstones in the Schuyler Area (as I have from the Cass County cemeteries).
- Downey and Minnie (Peck) Nelson. (220 KB)
Uncle Downey and Aunt Minnie Laura Nelson - circa 1890. DOES ANYONE HAVE MARRIAGE DATES, OR ANY DATES.?? Aunt Minnie b. 11/06/1867 - d. 2/8/1905 but where is she buried?
- Robert, Pidy and Posy. (219 KB)
Me with my two sisters, Idamae Kilbane and Rosemere Croxton. Taken at Posy's in Abington, VA. 9/2000
- Aunt Marie (Hammer) Peck on her 100th birthday. (321 KB)
Marie Caroline Hammer Peck with daughters Sherry and Mabel Jean and son, Joseph Wendell Peck - Taken at Arenzville, Illinois at her 100th birthday. One month later they moved her into Assisted living in Beardstown.
- Brother Gilbert Meyer Peck with wife, Marjorie. (194 KB)
Visiting with brother Gil and wife Marge at Jacksonville, Illinois.
- Mora (Turley) Peck, wife of Eugene Peck. 1890. (133 KB)
Aunt Mora at about age 3. Picture given me by Mary (Huffman) Meyer. Dau. of Howard H and Margaret J. Goodpasture Turley.
- Parents, Lyman and Julia Meier Peck (251 KB)
North Cemetery, Arenzville, Illinois.
- Uncle Alfred Marion Peck home - Reunion (172 KB)
Tracy,Gaillard,Russell,Dena,Alma,Roy,Arthur Robinson,Jennie,Lucile,Edwin,Minnie,Downey,Bertha, Gene,Corrine,Mora,Carlos,Lydia,Howard,Julia,Lyman,Gilbert. Seated: G'Pa Robinson,G'Ma Peck Robinson, Uncle Al and GreatGrandfather Easton.
- Bud and Alice Peck Thompson (204 KB)
Alice Peck Thompson and Husband. She is daughter of Walter and Doris Newbern Peck - my aunt & uncle.
- Lyman Peck with all children. (38 KB)
Robert, Lydia Rosemere, Lyman A Peck, Idamae, William Truman. Seated: Richard Lee, Willard, Elmer Benjamin, Gilbert Meyer. Taken Nov 1971 at Arenzville Luthern Church. Dad bought a brand new set of overalls for the special occasion.
- Sarah Amney Easton Peck with her four children. (241 KB)
L-R: Edwin Trueman, Alfred Marion, Minnie Laura, Berton Eugene and Sarah Amney Peck..
- Willard and Dorothy Roegge Peck, with Aunt Marie. (282 KB)
My brother Willard and wife Dorothy (Roegge) Peck, with Marie (Hammer) Peck at her 100th birthday party - Arenzville, Cass, IL
- Charles Levi and Frances Savage Huffman (156 KB)
They were married April 17, 1929 in Springfield, IL. I do not have the date she died.
- Kevin M. Peck, son of John, grandson of Robert (240 KB)
Christmas 2001 - Kevin stationed at Dover AFB.
- Richard Lee Peck, age 78, stirring Burgoo soup. (223 KB)
My brother, Dick. This one kettle did not have a electric stirrer, and had to be stirred by hand. He looks right at home. (Arenzville, IL. Sep 2000)
- Ensign Robert Peck and family - 1964. (206 KB)
Promotion of Robert Peck to ENS MSC USN from Chief Hospital Corpsman, USN. Taken with his family at Great Lakes Naval Hospital.