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Pelkey & Peltier of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posted by: Todd Pelkey Date: May 27, 2000 at 05:58:55
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I am seeking information on the Pelkey and Peltier families of Fort Wayne, Indiana, including:

1) Louis Peltier (Pelky in 1850 census), born 1813 in Fort Wayne. Louis was a native son of Fort Wayne and established a successful undertaking business. He died in Fort Wayne in 1904.
2) James C. Peltier, father of Louis, a French Canadian who came to Fort Wayne about 1790. His father was from France.
3) Jonas A. Pelkey, born in 1854 in Pennsylvania and came to Fort Wayne before 1880. He died in Fort Wayne in 1920.

I am specifically trying to see if the Pelkeys/Peltiers of Fort Wayne in the mid-1800s were connected, or if the move of 3) Jonas Pelkey to a place with Peltiers/Pelkys was coincidental. I am tracing the line of Jonas and would like to connect to the Peltier family of Canada. I have more information on the above individuals and their families that I am also happy to share. I would also be very interesting in locating descendants of the above individuals. Thanks.

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