Biography of Jacob Peetrey
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





JACOB PEETREY, prominently identified with the insurance business of Ohio and Madison County, residence, London, was born in London February 14, 1837. He is a son of Peter Peetrey, an old and honored citizen of this county, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this volume Mr. Peetrey received a fair common school education, and from 1853 to 1856, was engaged as a clerk in a dry goods house of London. He was a year in the "Great West," and was employed a like time in the Franklin Branch of the State Bank of Ohio at Columbus. In 1860, he was appointed Postmaster of London by President Buchanan, serving about one year. The same year, he was made local agent of the Phcenix Insurance Company of Brooklyn, N. Y. He was elected Auditor of Madison County in the fall of 1862, on the Democratic ticket, and served from March, 1863, to March, 1865. He then engaged in the dry goods trade. In 1868, he was made a special agent of the Home Insurance Company of Columbus, and a year later, was made general agent. In 1872, he was elected Secretary of the company, holding that position one and a half years. He was then appointed supervising agent of the National Board of Fire Underwriters. A year and a half later, he was appointed manager of the Southern Department of the Franklin Fire Insurance Company of Philadelphia, Penn He resided at Philadelphia during the time he held the two latter positions. In February, 1879, Mr. Peetrey returned to London, and since that period has been special agent of the following Insurance Companies: Shawmut of Boston. Mass.; New York Alliance of New York, and is now State agent for Ohio and West Virginia of the Queen Insurance Company of Liverpool, England, with headquarters at London, Ohio. Mr. Peetrey was married September 11, 1861, to Fannie Vethake, a native of New York City, and a niece of Col. Henry Brush, a prominent Mason and politician of the Empire State. They have one child - Henrietta. Mrs. Peetrey and daughter are members of Trinity Episcopal Church, of London.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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