Thanks for your prompt, enthusiastic reply.I also found the Elias Peck you have described some time ago in the 1880 Census. In spite of the similarities with the Elias Peck you have found and the one I described, I am sure that the individual you found is not the correct person.Elias Peck's daughter Mary was my great-grandmother, and she and her sister Emma told my mother about their difficult childhood in Wisconsin. The part of the story that is missing is what happened to Elias Peck between the last time his children saw him and his death some 25 or 30 years later. Mary and Emma Peck definitely had no other siblings.Their mother Julia Andrews Peck died when they were 4 and 3 years old.I have records of the settlement of the estate in 1865 showing payment to Mrs. Olmstead for the care of the girls and $21.00 for a gravestone, among other expenses.I also have a document written by Elias Peck in which he turns property over to John Gotham, his brother-in-law, for his daughters' support. I have also found a list of Waupaca County, Wisconsin Will Testators on which Julia Peck is listed.Furthermore, I have a letter written by Elias's second wife Mary in March 1881 informing her step-daughters (whom she had never met) of their father's death. Perhaps I need to look for David Peck, Elias's son (in Minnesota) by his second wife Mary.She mentions him in her March 1881 letter to the girls.If you have any leads, please contact me.Thanks again!