Biographical Sketch of
Monroe Peck came to Mower County in 1874 and bought the northeast quarter of section 9. There was a small house and barn on the place and about 100 acres broken. He now has it all under cultivation and has made two additions to the house and set a grove out.
He was born in Lewis County New York, February 17, 1818. He was raised on a farm, and received his education in the common schools.
He was married in Lewis County in 1844 to Mary A. Dickenson. She was born in Oneida County New York.
He bought a farm in Lewis County, town of Harrisburg. They lived in that county two years, then in 1846 sold out and bought in Jefferson County, living there six years; buying a farm in Denmark, Lewis County, living there until 1857; went then to Dodge County, Wisconsin, near Dodge Center, remaining there three years when he traded for a farm near Oak Grove in the same county and lived there seven years, then sold and moved to Iowa and located in Waukon where he engaged in the hardware business in which he remained eighteen months, when he came to Mower County.
Mr. and Mrs. Peck are the parents of four children; Rosina, Eugene, George, and Mary.
History of Mower County, 1884
Transcribed and submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, January 10, 2007