George O. Peckham
Source: History of Northern Wisconsin: Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development, and Resources, an Extensive Sketch of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers, Views of County Seats, Etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881. p. 73
GEORGE O. PECKHAM, grocery and provisions, Ashland, was born in Chatauqua Co., N.Y., Jan. 4, 1829. Until he was sixteen years of age, he remained in his native State. With his father, came to Green Co., Wis., and went to farming. In 1856, he went to High Forest, Minn., and in 1861 enlisted in the 1st Iowa Inf. Co. A. He re-enlisted in the 11th Iowa Inf. Co. H. In 1863, he enlisted as a veteran till the war was over. He was mustered out in Davenport, Iowa, July 18, 1865, and from there went to Winona, Minn. In 1872, came to Ashland, and in the Fall bought the hotel called Ashland House, but was burned out in 1873. He then rented the Adams House and managed that for two years, working meantime at his trade of mason. In 1880, he opened a grocery store. In 1866, he married Mrs. Keith, of Minnesota, and has two daughters, Etta M. and Ella M. These young ladies graduated in the Spring of 1881, from the State Normal School at Winona, Minn.
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