Biography of General Lewis Peet


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GENERAL LEWIS PEET was born in Connecticut in 1701. When qnite a small boy he moved to Vermont. He served as a private soldier in the War of 1812. and participated in the battle of Plattsburg. In 1816 he moved to Ohio, settling in Cuvahoga County, where he worked the blacksmith trade in connection with farming. He was here made a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Sheriff of the conuty. He moved to Illinois in October, 1833, and took up his claim in Wheeling Township in December of the same year. He held a commission as General in thc Ohio Militia, He was the first Justice of the Pesce of the precinct which included what is now Wheeling Township, and he was the Town Clerk of Wheeling after the organization of the town. His death occurred August 20, 1852.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.