Peck & Rollman Families

Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Peck moved from Dublin, North Dakota to a homestead in NW quarter of Section 31 in November of 1901. They came in an immigrant car, carrying all of their possessions, which included a cow, wagon, plow, some furniture, and a 12x20-foot building that had been taken apart and shipped in sections. Also in the car were Mr. and Mrs. Peck, three older children, and a baby, who was five months old.

Mrs. Peck was afraid that the baby would cry and that the car inspector would hear it, and order them out of the car. They slept until they got to Casselton and Granville, switched from the Soo Line to the Great Northern, and then they knew they were safe until they got out at Granville.

About halfway between Casselton and Granville, Mrs. Peck got a scare. A stowaway was discovered in their car. It was Charles Stockton, who later homesteaded north of the Peck homestead in Egg Creek Township, McHenry County, North Dakota.

When the Pecks arrived at their homestead, they found that a prairie fire had destroyed all of the grass.

Mr. Peck helped to organize the first township meeting, and was on the Egg Creek school board.

Mrs. Peck died in 1912, and Mr. Peck passed away in 1925. They had nine children.

One of their children, Lucy Peck, married Clarence Rollman. They moved to Montana, where they homesteaded. Then they went to Pennsylvania for five years. In 1932, they returned to Granville, where they farmed until Clarence was killed in an accident in 1955. Clarence and Lucy Rollman had eleven children.

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