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1880's Duane Peake (Peak), New Bremen, Lewis County NY Mourning Photo


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On Reverse: "Duane R. Peake, died May 10, 1884, age 23 years, 16 days" is boldly and beautifully handwritten in old period dip pen ink calligraphy script. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian Cabinet Card Photograph, circa 1884-85. Photographer: Merrell, Geneseo, Livingston County, New York. (known to be photographer Jay Merrell, Jay C. Merrell or Jay Charles Merrell)  

     This is an image of Duane that appears to be taken from an earlier photograph. We assume this to be a mourning image of this young 23 year old Peake stepson of Enos and Mary Wants. It is somewhat blurry from the original, but still a close up view of his face. Often early photographers would copy earlier images for bereaved family, from the earlier photographs.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
1880 US Census: Duane R. Peak
Age: 19.
Birth Year: abt 1861
Birthplace: New York.
Home in 1880: New Bremen, Lewis County, New York
Relation to Head of House: Stepson
Father: Enos Wants, born New York.
Mother's name: Mary M. Wants, French, born in France
Household Members:
Enos Wants 46
Mary M. Wants 39 (Mary Wants)
Gilbert M. Wants 5
Duane R. Peak 19

1880 US Census
Name: Mary M. Wants
Age: 39.
Birth Year: abt 1841
Birthplace: France.
Home in 1880: New Bremen, Lewis County, New York
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Enos Wants 
Parent's Birthplace: France 
Occupation: Keeping House
Household Members:
Enos Wants 46 
Mary Wants 39
Gilbert Wants 5 
Duane Peak 19 

This was found in Madison, Madison County, near Utica, New York. It is a sad photo of a handsome young man. We were unable find his death certificate. A beautiful Victorian mourning piece. The calligraphy on the back is also beautiful. Interestingly, the Peak & Peake surname can also derive from the surnames McPeak, McPeake, McPike, and Pike, Peak / Peake.

Size: 4.5 x 7 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy    Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)

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