Ole Larson's Folks

Born in Middlefield, New York, on this date in 1797: George Peck, author, historian, and important Methodist minister. Not a biological relative, he was the spouse of third great grandaunt Mary Myers (m. Peck). Portrait below from the United Methodist Church archives.

george-peckGeorge and Mary lived in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, where they are buried in Forty Fort cemetery (top photo and below). Several of his writings detail the early history of the Wyoming Valley. Another author in the family was their grandson, Stephen Crane. Read more …

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