|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1819|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1878|
Samuel Beck was born in 1819, the son of Phillip Beck and Barbara Miller. He married Amanda Lerch in Lebanon Co., PA in 1844 and they resided in Dauphin Co., PA.
For unknown reasons, Samuel and Amanda along with all of their adult children and families migrated from PA to Edgar Co., IL sometime between 1873-1875.
After settling in Illinois, they changed their name to Peck, presumably to sound more "Americanized" and less German, but no concrete reason is known. The middle name of several of their descendants is "Beck" in commemoration of the family's original surname.
Barbara Miller Beck (1779 - 1873)
Amanda Lerch Peck (1825 - 1889)*
Mary Ann Beck/Peck Lesher (1845 - 1921)*
John Henry Peck (1847 - 1916)*
Aged 59 years, 4 months, 10 days
Note: husband of Amanda
Oak Grove Cemetery
Created by: Kirsten
Record added: Mar 28, 2012
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