Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Pages 691 - 692
Pliny H. Peacock, wholesale dealer in cheese, butter and dairy supplies at Sheboygan, was born near Sheboygan Falls,
January 27, 1861. His father, Albin C. Peacock, a native of New York State, came to Sheboygan County in 1847, when
Wisconsin was still a territory. Having secured a tract of land, he devoted himself to developing a farm, and until
within the last ten years followed agricultural pursuits. After living in this county a short time, he returned to
the State of New York and married Hulda A. Smith, a native of that State. Bringing his young wife to his Western
home, they passed through the hardships and experiences common to the early settlers. On the 15th of November, 1881,
he was called upon to mourn the loss of his wife, and some two years later he returned to New York, where he is now
living, retired from business. Politically, he has always been identified with the Republican party, but never an
aspirant for official distinction. His family, consisting of three children, resides in this county. Julien A.
resides in Sheboygan; Edgar C. is a dealer in cheese in this city; and Pliny H. is the youngest.
The last-named was reared on a farm and became familiar with that calling in all of its details. During the winter
season he attended the district schools, thus securing education sufficient for the practical duties of life. For
some two years he was engaged in manufacturing cheese, and then for about the same length of time carried on the
grocery business in Sheboygan Falls. His experience in the manufacture of cheese gave him a knowledge of that
product that was to be of great value to him in his future business career. In 1887 he came to Sheboygan, and
established himself in his present business. In 1891, A. H. Barber, of Chicago, became associated with him in
business, the firm taking the title of the Sheboygan Cheese Company. They handle yearly from thirty-five thousand
to fifty thousand boxes of cheese, besides other dairy products, thus giving the farmers in this section a close
and ready market.
Mr. Peacock assisted in establishing the Sheboygan Cold Storage Company, of which he is Vice-President and
Secretary. He is also Vice- President of the Sheboygan Land Company.
On the 23d of June, 1887, were married in Sheboygan Falls Mr. Peacock and Miss Mary, daughter of Stephen L. Crosby,
an early settler of this county, of which the lady is a native.
Socially, Mr. Peacock is a member of the Knights of Pythias and of the Royal Arcanum. In his political views, he
is a Republican, but not a rank partisan.
Mr. Peacock is a product of Sheboygan County, and whatever success he has achieved has been mainly through his own
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