Reverend John Mason Peck Memorial Cenotaph - Rock Spring Cemetery
30 Sep 2017 Rock Spring Cemetery, O'Fallon Township, St Clair County, Illinois
Reverend John Mason Peck Memorial Cenotaph placed in the Rock Spring Cemetery, O'Fallon Township, St Clair County, Illinois - Memorial Cenotaph Project was Spearheaded by OHS Vice President, Thomas Marshall Schwarztrauber, RPh. Funded by the O'Fallon Township via the O'Fallon Historical Society who are entrusted to maintain the RSC. The Attached Drawing-Picture of Rev. John Mason Peck was Funded and Provided by OHS Lifetime Members, Sharon and Thomas Marshall Schwarztrauber, RPh - OHS Vice President. Many Thanks to All for this fine honor for this Great Man. Although Rev. John Mason Peck was originally buried beside his beloved wife Sarah in 1858, 29 days later his body was removed to be re-interred with other Pioneer Baptist Ministers in the Bellefontaine Cemetery in St Louis, Missouri.
John Mason Peck was a Pioneer Baptist Missionary and church planter, a statesman, author, educator, geographer, cartographer, farmer, historian, postmaster and anti-slavery advocate.
In Memory of Reverend John Mason Peck 1789 - 1858 - Pioneer Baptist Missionary, Educator, Author, Postmaster, Ant-Slavery Advocate, Founder of Rock Spring Seminary 1827, Resident of Rock Spring 1822-1858. Buried here Briefly But Now Rests in St. Louis, Missouri - Dedicated in 2017 by the O'Fallon Illinois Historical Society