Steven Alexander Peery, Son of C. Milton and Johanna Grace Peery,
was born May 7, 1861, in Gentry County, Missouri.
He departed this life on Jan. 4, 1931, aged 69 years, 7 months,
and 28 days.
Nothing much is known of his parents as Steven always told family
and friends that he and his two sisters, Ellen Rachel and Eliza,
were orphans when the subject of family came up.
The Peerys were always farmers and so, having come from farming
stock, Steven became a cowboy in Texas at an early age. He worked
on Ranches in the Denton and Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
By Dec. of 1889, he was back in Gentry County, Missouri and was
united in marriage to Sarah Francis (Fannie),Whitley on Dec. 28, 1889.
The marriage took place at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R.B. Whitley, according to the local Albany, Missouri newspaper, and was officiated by a Reverend Whiteley.
To this union three children were born: Reese Carl, of Burchard,
Neb.; Emery Cleo of Bostwick, Neb.; and Roy Carl of Edgar, Neb.
Fannie,as she was called, died in 1895. According to Gene Peery,
the eldest son of Roy Peery, She died about three months after
Roy was born in August of 1895, which would be sometime in
He was married again on March 4, 1896 to Loucindia Whiteley, at
Albany, Gentry County, Missouri.
According to Carl LaVerne Peery, son of Reese Carl Peery,
Steven and Loucindia had known each other prior to his marriage
to Fannie and they had dated for awhile, so they knew each other
pretty well, inspite of the short time since Fannie's death.
To this union were born six children: Mrs. Grace White, Reeds
Spring, Mo.;Mrs. Vera Hayworth, Paw Paw, Mich.; Mrs. Gladys
Jackson, of Nelson, Neb.; Chauncey, Ammi (Pete), and Earnest
Peery, all of Nelson, Neb.
Sometime around 1900, he moved his family to the Clever, Mo.,
area, and according to LaVerne Peery, he owned a Blacksmith
shop, with a Manager hired to run it,and a farm, which he ran
himself with the help of his sons.
He later moved with his family in 1918 to Nelson, Neb., where
he was living at the time of his death.
He was survived by his wife, Loucindia Peery, one half sister,
Eliza Comer, of Denver, Missouri, and the nine Children and
seventeen grand children and a host of other relatives and friends.
He is buried in Nelson, Neb., cemetery along with his wife,