Obit: Peep, James Harvey (1894 - 1957)

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Surnames: Stoep, Peep, Hires, Ware, Powers, Hyke, Wyres

----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 20 Sept. 1957

Peep, James H. (26 Sept. 1894 - 9 Sept. 1957)

Funeral services were held on Friday, September 13 for Sgt. James H. Peep, who passed away Monday, September 9 at the Veterans Hospital in (Hennepin Co.)Minneapolis, Minnesota. Burial was made in the Unity Cemetery, Rev. Vander Stoep officiating.

Sgt. Peep was a member of the Disabled War Veterans and served in the Armed Forces from 1913 to 1946. He is survived by two sisters, a brother and a half brother.

Family Notes

James H. Peep, the son of William L. Peep (28 Jul 1858, Depere, Brown Co., Wis. - 12 Jan 1932, Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) and Roxanna Hyke, the daughter of Henry Powers Abel Huycke and Nancy Hires (Ware).  Roxanna was born 10 Feb 1859 in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada and died 10 Oct 1929 in Unity, Langlade, Wisconsin.

Family Records show James H. Peep was born 25 Sep 1893 and died 9 Sep 1957.  He is buried in the Brighton Cemetery, Brighton Township, Marathon County, Wisconsin.

July 6 1870 Bridgehampton Township Sanilac County, Michigan

Roxanna is 11 years old (her name is misspelled as Rocksanna) English literate at school and attended school in the past year. She was born in Canada West (later to be Ontario). Her father Henry is 37 born in Canada West English Literate is a farmer and owns real estate valued at $200 with personal property valued at $180.

Her mother is 38 born in Canada West English literate and is keeping house. Brothers William H. and Charles A. are 9 and 8 respectively they are both English literate and both attended school within the last year. Brother George is 4 years old and attended school within the last year. Sister Nancy Ann is 2 years old and Silas is 2/12 years old born in March. George Nancy Ann and Silas were all born in Michigan. Grandmother Nancy Ann Sykes (sic) is 55 at home owns real estate valued at $600 with personal property valued at $100 born in Canada West English literate and listed as at home. A person named George Wyers 23 at home born in Canada West English literate is living with this family.


April 16 1910, Village of Unity, Marathon County, Wisconsin, East Ward of Village; Enumerator Fay C. Gidett, Line Numbers 1-8.

In this 1910 U.S. Federal Census index Roxanna Peep is 51 years old and married to William L. Peep for 19 years. Ten of her 11 children are still living. She is listed as having been born in Canada -English (as were her parents). and immigrated to the U.S. in is English Literate. She works as a seamstress out of her house on own account and has not been out of work during 1909.

William L. Peep (head of household) 51 years old. born in Wisconsin, his father born in England, and his mother was born in Vermont. He is English literate, laborer in odd jobs for wages and unemployed for 5 weeks in 1909. This family owns their home, mortgage free. Son Harry M. Peep is 18, single, born in Wisconsin, English literate, works as a laborer in odd jobs and has been unemployed for 26 weeks in 1909. Son Harvey D. J. is 16 , single, born in Wisconsin, English literate, works in farm labor and works away from home, and did not work one week in 1909. Daughter Hazel A. 17 , single, born in Wisconsin and is English literate, having attended school since 1 Sep 1909.

Son Hobart A. is 19 , single, born in Wisconsin, English literate having been in school with his sister Hazel and has no occupation. Son Otto L. is 8 born in Wisconsin, speaks English, in school since 1 Sep 1909, but not listed as able to read or write.  William E. Thompson (son) is 20, single, born in Wisconsin, his father born in New York, English literate, works as a painter for wages in the house, and has not been out of work in 1909.

1940 Federal Census, Assembly District 27, San Francisco, San Francisco City, San Francisco, California, United States

James H Peep
gender: Male
age: 46
marital status: Single
race (standardized): White
birthplace: Wisconsin
estimated birth year: 1894
residence in 1935: Same Place

Military Service - Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946

James H Peep
date: 15 Nov 1945
term of enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
event place: Ft Sheridan, Illinois, United States
race: White
citizenship: citizen
birth year: 1894
birthplace: Wisconsin
education: Grammar school
civilian occupation: Embalmers and undertakers
marital status: Single, without dependents
rank: Sergeant
army branch: Infantry
army component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
source: National Guard in Federal Service, within 3 months of Discharge
serial number: 01991713



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