Biography - Richey Peeler

RICHEY D. PEELER. Throughout Johnson County there is doubtless no farm upon which more substantial improvements have been placed, than upon the pleasant home of Mr. Peeler in Cache Township. He was born in North Carolina, May 17, 1842, and is a son of Jacob R. and Margaret (Richey) Peeler, both of North Carolina. Jacob R. Peeler came to Illinois in 1848, and for several years rented land and raised tobacco, by which means he acquired money enough to buy a farm. In 1852 he purchased land in Cache Township, Johnson County. He afterward sold this farm and purchased land near Dongola, Union County, upon which he passed the rest of his life.
Richey D. Peeler remained at home until he was twenty-five years of age, when he began farming for himself on sixty-three acres of land, which he had purchased of his father, and had paid for in work. He has since purchased more land, and now has a farm of two hundred and twenty-two acres, which he has acquired by industry and perseverance. He was married June 1, 1871, to Amanda Burns, who was born in Washington County, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Peeler have seven children living, viz: Otto D., Lena L., Cora M., Alta, Flora, Floyd and Inez. Mr. Peeler is a Democrat, in politics, is liberal in his religious views, and socially, is a member of Dongola Lodge, A. F. & A. M.

Extracted 16 Dec 2016 by Norma Hass from 1893 Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope, and Hardin Counties, Illinois, pages 554-555.

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