MORRIS PEAK, of Lauramie Township, is a prominent and successful farmer and stock-raiser. He resides on section 14, where he has a fine farm of 131 acres, well improved and under good cultivation, with handsome and commodious buildings and pleasant surroundings. MR. PEAK is a native of Indiana, and was born in Union County February 18, 1831, a son of JOHN PEAK, and old and respected pioneer of this State, who is now deceased. He was a blacksmith by trade and worked at that business in Cincinnati when that now large and prosperous city was a small village. In later life he became a farmer. When a young man, MORRIS PEAK, the subject of our sketch, also worked at the blacksmith's trade. He became a resident of Tippecanoe County in March 1854, settling in Lauramie Township, where he has since resided. On the 7th of May 1857, he was united in marriage to MISS ELIZA A. ELLIS, a daughter of THOMAS and ELIZABETH (STONER) ELLIS, who came from Ohio, and settled in Lauramie Township, in a very early day, being among the first pioneer families.

MR. and MRS. PEAK are the parents of three children, two daughters and one son--EVANGELINE (now the wife of MR. WILLIAM IRONS, residing near Potato Creek post-office, Montgomery County), ANNA M. and PORTER E. In politics MR. PEAK is a Republican, and an active and influential member of that party. Being of retiring disposition, he has never sought official honors of any kind, preferring to devote his entire attention and energies to his agricultural pursuits. In these, assisted by his prudent and industrious wife, he has been successful in acquiring a competence, and is regarded as a competent agriculturist and a worthy representative of the prosperous and enterprising farmers of Tippecanoe County. He has never been a member of any church, but has long contributed liberally to the support of the Methodist Episcopal church in his neighborhood, and is a man of strictly moral and temperate habits. By strict integrity in all business transactions and kind and genial manner he has won for himself a good name, which "is rather to be chosen than great riches," and to the fullest possible extent enjoys the confidence of the community in which he resides.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indina, pp. 408
Lewis Publishing Company, 113 Adams Street, Chicago, 1888

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