SAMUEL C. PEELER, farmer, P. O. Wetaug, is a native of Union County, Ill., born October 7, 1851, a son of Jesse and Mary (Crite) Peeler. The father is a native of North Carolina, and is a substantial farmer in Union County, Ill. He has been married three times, his first wife, the mother of the subject of these lines, having died about 1855. His second wife was a Mrs. Lockman, and his third Mary Miller. The parents of Samuel C. were blessed with three children, two of whom are living. The former received what little education the common schools of Union County afforded. He took up farming for an occupation, and has always been thus engaged. In October, 1877, he purchased his present farm, which consists of eighty acres. He was married in March, 1877, to Martha M. Lackey, a daughter of Joel and Lucinda Lackey, and now has a family of three children — Charlie, born February 26, 1878; Ora L., born July 26, 1879, and Essie J., born February 4, 1882. Mr. Peeler and wife are members of the Lutheran Church. In politics, he votes the Republican ticket.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 323.