From the St. Charles (IL) Chronicle, July 15, 1881:
Weekly News Review. The West.
In Cincinnati, flames broke out in Marquia’s carriage factory and speedily extended to and destroyed the Union furniture works, Closterman’s chair factory and Meader’s furniture shop. Chalres Peat perished in the flames and five persons were injured. The loss will reach $500,000. ---- I am not researching nor related to this family and have no further information. Photocopy available. K.