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Dave Peck (#46966140)
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Bio Photo Researching one's genealogy is a bit like a treasure hunt. As you learn more and more about your ancestors, surprises keep occuring. I am thankful to all the people who have taken the time to research the past. I aim to contribute as well. I am working on my Peck ancestry which goes back to Joseph and some of his immigrant sons who arrived in 1638. Other names include Vanderwerker, Van Patten, Shoup/Shoop/Schupp, McNeil, Cramer, Paine/Payne, McDougall, Lant, Reid, Reed, Campbell, Wagman, Foster, Cushman, Grandy, Bartlett, Haverly, Duesler, Snell, Wendell, Glen, Hawley, Harmon, etc. I get great satisfaction in discovering and entering these historical records, before they are lost for good. Most of my entries are in MA, RI, CT and upstate NY where I live. I am a retired HS biology and chem. teacher. I have completed 10 Earthwatch expeditions and travelled to over 60 countries. Climbing mountains is also appealing having been up Kilimanjaro, Whitney, Olympus, Rysy, Ben Nevis, Algonquin, Marcy and others. Genealogy is another fun and productive way to spend my time.
One of my great joys is to visit villages where my ancestors lived before coming to America. In 2010 I visited Hingham and Beccles, England where the paternal Pecks lived in the 1500 and 1600's. We also visited Petten, Holland for the maternal Van Pattens and Meppel, Holland for the Van Alstynes and Vanderwerkers. In 2012 I visited Scotland for the McNeils and Reids and then the Mozel River Valley in the Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany for the Shoups/Schupps and Mais lines. In 2015 we were in Scotland again at the Campbell Castle in Inverary and to the Campbell Crypt in Kilum, Scotland. 2016 took us to Norway for the Bradts, Northern Ireland for the Beatties and Largs, Scotland for the Brisbins.
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Philip S. Tefft #61401899
Philip S. Tefft #61401899
Please remove the extra Greenwich Cemetery overview photo from the memorial. Thanks.
Added by Alice on Sep 23, 2016 5:00 PM
sue sullivan
RE: Nicholas & Mary Van Patten
you are very welcome-
Added by sue sullivan on Sep 03, 2016 7:15 PM
Laurie J H
transfer without asking

I've transferred the memorial back to you.
Please don't transfer a memorial to me without asking.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Added by Laurie J H on Aug 29, 2016 9:44 PM
Thomas Dunne
James Van Derwerken
The transfer is complete, please take good care of him.
Added by Thomas Dunne on Aug 18, 2016 8:41 PM
RE: Jane Vanderwerken - Christian Silliman
Please view Memorial 168639606 - just added - working very slowly adding family.
Added by fsk on Aug 18, 2016 6:17 PM
RE: Jane Vanderwerken
Christina Vanderwerken is Jane's sister. She married Henry Silliman.
Added by fsk on Aug 18, 2016 7:54 AM
Alma Peck
All yours
Added by ProgBase on Aug 10, 2016 2:39 PM
Obed & Lydia Peck
thanks for the info, his memorial is updated. Best regards and happy travels
Added by Anonymous on Aug 08, 2016 5:36 PM
Bill McKern
RE: Maj. James Peck
Happy to do it.

I also created a Wikipedia page several years ago.
Added by Bill McKern on Aug 08, 2016 5:07 PM
RE: Alma M Peck
Someone else took the photo
Added by ProgBase on Aug 08, 2016 7:21 AM
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