Posted By:Jan Skinner
Subject:Peter Moak Biography b. 1823 NY
Post Date:May 27, 1998 at 00:56:49
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I found this in the La Grange County Biography Ref. Page. Source: "1882 History LaGrange County, Indiana" by F.A. Battey & Co., Van Buren Township.

Thought this might help someone.

PETER MOAK is the son of Jacob and Margaret Moak, natives of New York, the former born in 1778, and the latter in 1786. They were married in 1816 and remained in New York until they went to White Pigeon, Michigan from whence they came to this township, where their last days were passed. She died in 1842, and he in 1855. They were members of the Reformed Church, and parents of five children. Peter Moak was born in New York on the 3rd of May, 1823, and came here with his parents in 1835, remaining with them until the age of twenty-five. February 10, 1847, he was united in marriage with Miss. L. Satchel, native of New York, born July 20,1827. He then bought the old homestead, where they lived two years, then exchanged for another farm; lived there seven years, then removed to his present location. May 20, 1877 the death of Mrs. Moak occurred, and January 15, 1879, Mr. Moak and Mrs. Eliza A. Crockett were united in matrimony. She is the daughter of John and Polly McDonald, and was born in New York in 1832, October 23. In the family of Mr. Moak there were four children - two living, Clara and Wallace, and two deceased, Ettie and Henry; the former died December 16, 1872, and the latter September 2, 1878. Mr. Moak is a man of enterprise, and owns a farm of 128 acres, that is well improved, with good buildings.