Born: Feb­ru­ary 27, 1843, Sche­nec­ta­dy, New York.

Died: March 17, 1911, Brook­lyn, New York.

Buried: Vale Ce­me­te­ry, Sche­nec­ta­dy, New York.


Peek was the hus­band of Lu­cy Will­son.

He worked as a car­pen­ter, farm­er and drug store clerk be­fore ser­ving in the Am­eri­can ci­vil war. He then pur­sued the role of flor­ist (1881–1904), then be­came a Me­tho­dist lay min­is­ter and tra­veled through­out Am­er­ica, in­clud­ing Maine, Flo­ri­da, and Ca­li­for­nia.

Though lack­ing for­mal mu­sic­al train­ing, he played the vio­lin, pi­ano, and ban­jo. A mem­ber of the Nos­trand-DeKalb Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church in Brook­lyn, New York, he be­came an or­dained min­is­ter two months be­fore his death.



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Peek (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),