|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1823|
|Death: ||May 25, 1871|
American Civil War Soldiers
Name: James Peik
Residence: Charlestown, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 3 Oct 1864
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 3 October 1864.
Drafted into Company I, 17th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 3 Oct 1864.
Mustered Out Company I, 17th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 14 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY.
Chilton Times August 4, 1923
(in 1923, the Peik family held a reunion and Charles Peik gave an interesting historical talk, as follows)
Mr. and Mrs. Jochiam Peik came to this country in 1850 from Germany in a sail boat, taking seventeen weeks, to cross the ocean. After landing in America they traveled west to Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, where they settled and remained for seven years and then moved into Calumet County and located in the town of Charlestown. Their first home was a small shanty and in it seven children were born and raised. Though they had not the luxuries of the present day they possessed what many homes today are lacking in, namely, contentment, sociability and happiness. The furniture of the home was manufactured by Mr. Peik, who cut down the trees and used them for the necessary material, but is served the purpose of the day not, tho' perhaps,not as comfortable as what is now found in the homes of children and grandchildren.
There were many wild animals in the woods about the pioneer home and it is necessary to bar the doors and windows at night to keep them out. Mr. Peik recalled the Indian scare of '62 which, with no cause back of it, stirred up the people. When they civil war broke out in 1861 the father was called to the colors, leaving his family of small children for the mother to care for which was no light task. He returned from the army, like many another soldier, in broken health and in 1873 passed away. Six years later the mother was killed in an accident leaving the children to shift for themselves. However, they were equal to the task and all grew up to be successful men and women and a credit to those gone before.
Dorothea Peik (1826 - 1881)*
Mary Peik Wichmann (1851 - 1921)*
Henry Peik (1853 - 1912)*
James Peik (1855 - 1927)*
Charles Peik (1858 - 1940)*
William Peik (1861 - 1940)*
Sophia Peik (1864 - 1871)*
Dora Peik Holst (1866 - 1947)*
New Holstein City Cemetery
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Sep 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58330139