Richey D. PEELER.
Throughout Johnson County there is doubtless no farm upon which more
substantial improvements have been placed, than upon the pleasant
home of Mr. Peeler in Cache Township. He was born in North Carolina,
May 17, 1842, and is a son of Jacob R. and Margaret (Richey) Peeler,
both of North Carolina. Jacob R. Peeler came to Illinois in 1848, and
for several years rented land and raised tobacco, by which means he
acquired money enough to buy a farm. In 1852 he purchased land in Cache
Township, Johnson County. He afterward sold this farm and purchased
land nearDougola, Union County, upon which he passed the rest of his
Richey D. Peeler
remained at home until he was twenty-five years of age, when he began
farming for himself on sixty-three acres of land, which he had
purchased of his father, and had paid for in work. He has since
purchased more land, and now has a farm of two hundred and twenty-two
acres, which he has acquired by industry and perseverancc. He was married June 1, 1871, to
Amanda Burns, who was born in Washington County, Ill. Mr. and Mrs.
Peeler have seven children living, viz: Otto D., Lena I., Cora M.,
Alta, Flora, Floyd and Inez. Mr. Peeler is a Democrat, in politics, is
liberal in his religious views, and socially, is a member of Dongola
Lodge, A. F. & A. M.