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JoAnne Peake Lotspeich (#46980645)
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Bio Photo Photo at left: Peakville road sign, Clark Co. MO.
Peaksville City limits, town in near distant view, lookng east.

I began my genealogy work about 30 yrs ago, in hopes of finding my fathers heritage. It was a difficult journey but finally put the pieces together. After I had done that I found the Peake gelealogy online which had been done by John T. Suchy. I am so glad I did not see his file during my initial searching, but when I did I found that his simply VERIFIED all that I had found. Up to finding his file online, I had spent the first 15 years piecing the Peake names together, with all the Johns, Wm's and Humphreys, every Peake family named their children these names. It was, who goes to what family? and scratching head.

Now I love to travel to all the places they have lived, makes a great vacation as well as researching.

My family names are Peake, Eisenbach, Kunkel, Stevens,Tarbell,Henning, Moffett,Lotspeich, Holland, Worden Most of my memorials are those of these family names and I will not transfer them.

Many thanks to those that have transfered memorials, and to Ronald Sommers for obtaining so much information on the Kunkels side, as well as Marcella Chapel for securing so many photos of the old Grassyville Cemetery for us. I love it when a plan comes together and this plan through the F.A.G. memorials was to put the families together under one or two mangements. Our heritage deserves no less than loving caretakers. No one person can properly manage a Kjillion memorials of people they don't know, impossible to do and a Great disservice to the families searching & who have proper dates, names & Bio's. Do you really own Dead People?, do you also See them? (that's a joke)

If you must copy and paste the BIO info from a memorial page and into your account on Ancestry or My Heritage Tree or any other genealogy website, (you know the ones that CHARGE a FEE to view.) REMEMBER where you got the info and GIVE credit where Credit is DUE, and acknowledge your source. I don't mind any family member having the info, but to just take it as yours is disrespectiful considering all the big$$$$$ and time, I have spent to obtain it. 30 years......and you get it in minutes and for FREE. Shame/shame. NOTE: plagiarize...
To use and pass off the ideas or writings of another as one's own.

This has happened many times with the Lotspeich name. I love to share what I have, but my info was used,(info they never had before) and not even a thank you mamm, or an invite on the reunion trip to GA., the homeplace of the Lotspeich's I found for them. Sour Grapes, perhaps.

My endeavor here is not to get a Kgillion memorials under my belt and then dissappear and become inactive, personally I am not that important to have such an EGO, my work is to inform my cousins out there searching for their family, I love to share. I think the Kgillion memorial data entry folks drop out and become the F.A.G. police................

PS: I am thrilled when a NEW Cousin contacts me via F.A.G.....have met so many now, some did not realize there are still cousins out here. We're here and I have made many connections to their closer cousins.
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Suzy & Rob
RE: John Humphrey Peake
My 2x great grandfather was also a surgeon in the CSA. I'd certainly get him a military marker . . . if I knew where he was buried. Sigh. Glad you were able to solve the mystery!
Added by Suzy & Rob on Feb 27, 2015 3:58 PM
Suzy & Rob
RE: Dr.John Humphre Peake
Good luck to your cousin! Hopefully, it is something that can be cleaned off. Do let me know if you are able to, I would like to see the result.
Added by Suzy & Rob on Feb 22, 2015 5:16 PM
Suzy & Rob
RE: Dr.John Humphre Peake
That was the reason I went ahead and added the photo even though the memorial already had one. The picture was taken the first week of August last year, 2014, when we passed through El Paso driving from the Houston area to Phoenix, where we live.
Added by Suzy & Rob on Feb 22, 2015 3:38 PM
RE: Billings name
I don't have a DeWitt Billings in my records. Seems logical, there's got to be a link there somewhere. It seems like several Billings settled in the area.

William Samuel Billings family was in MO between 1870 and 1895. Did you try the census records? I do have Anson Joel Billings and Orlando Billings with showing deaths in Wyaconda, Clark County, MO, but they are based on trees so they would need to be verified. They were siblings to William.
Added by timekeepr on Feb 22, 2015 7:05 AM
Audrey Austin
Molly Elizabeth franks stevens
Hi, I'm Gracie stevens jones granddaughter please contact me about molly. Mother ,zora, is burried in New Orleans . With her dad. I have other pic and info about family I have a pic of molly and Joseph when mother was a child. Pic of the old home of molly and Joseph before it burned and Gracie build another home. Please contact me ASAP thank you . Audrey
Added by Audrey Austin on Feb 18, 2015 12:58 AM
Alma Darling
Mrs. Elvira Scott
Thank you so very much for leaving the information about Mrs. Elvira Scott's diary! What a remarkable work, filled with information about the life in Saline County, Missouri!
Added by Alma Darling on Feb 17, 2015 8:40 AM
john mize
suchy's file
Thanks. My email is
Added by john mize on Jan 03, 2015 2:42 PM
Marie Kunz
Peake Family
Thank you so much for your reply!
By the time the PEAKES moved to Polk County GA
In the 1830s they had evolved into Peek.
My lineage connects up to Captain John Peake through public and DAR records but I am always searching for more and
Accurate data and history. My cousin John Mize also emailed you about the Suchy files? We cannot find them any where

We are searching for more info on our VA Stafford, prince Wiliam and Loudoun PEAKES

But I am looking for more history on Capt John, his son Henry Peake and Henry's son William B (who is Peake and Peek)

Between spellings and renaming counties it has been a journey. Planning a "field " trip to Polk Co and Va in the spring to research and hopefully meet a few cousins

Again, thank you so much for all of your work for the family history. I cannot believe how much I have enjoyed this journey
Added by Marie Kunz on Jan 03, 2015 11:44 AM
john mize
Suchy's Work
You mentioned finding Suchy's work on the Peake family. Do you still have a copy? It does not appear to be online anymore. Thanks!
Added by john mize on Jan 01, 2015 7:00 PM
Marie Kunz
Peake family line
I am a Texas Peek from Peek line in Cedartown Polk Co and VA. Henry and Captain John are ggggggrandfathers.
I am new to tree hunting and trying to find more info about the series of John Peakes found in Loudoun, Stafford and Fairfax counties. (Not to mention the slew of Williams!)

Grave markers or sites where I can find dates, deeds or stories? I would be very grateful for any directions!

Thank you to all who have left crumb trails for me to follow.
I hope to travel to GA and VA this spring and dig up close! Ha.

Happy New Year to the Peakes, Peekes and Peeks....old and new
Added by Marie Kunz on Dec 31, 2014 9:09 PM
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