This is a bio. sketch from "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin"
by Dr. L. Falge, 1911-1912, v.2, p.270-271.
Eli Peltier, a farmer and stock—raiser on section 8, in the township of
Mishicot, is one of the prominent agriculturists of this part of Manitowoc
county, and ranks high in the esteem of his fellow townsmen. Mr. Peltier
was born in the town of Mishicot, on the old family homestead on section 6,
February 28, 1866, and is a son of George and Harriet Peltier, and a
grandson of Heleric and Solwa Peltier. George Peltier was the third
youngest of a family of seventeen children, and was born in Quebec, Canada,
May 8, 1830. On attaining his majority, in 1851, he came to Wisconsin and
his first employment was on the foundations of the tannery at Two Rivers,
at which place he was also engaged in fishing for several seasons. He was
married at Two Rivers to Harriet Ruelle, a daughter of Frank Ruelle, who
came to Manitowoc county in 1850, and after his marriage settled on forty
acres of wild land on section 6, town of Mishicot, where he built a log
cabin and took up the work of an agriculturist. As soon as he had cleared
and developed his original purchase, Mr. Peltier added to his property,
until he owned one hundred and eighty acres, and after thirty-five years
spent on his farm he moved to Oconto, where he is now living a retired
life. His wife is deceased. They had sixteen children, of whom eight are
still living. Mr. Peltier was one of the pioneers of this part of the
county, coming here when there were no roads nor improvements of any kind,
and he experienced all of the hardships of the early settler, but has lived
to see the wilderness changed into a prosperous country, made so by the
efforts of just such men as he.
Eli Peltier secured his education in the district school in the vicinity of
the home farm, and in 1891 he purchased forty acres of improved land on
section 8, to which he later added twenty-five acres, and subsequently
forty acres, in 1908. He has a fine modern home, a barn thirty-six by one
hundred feet, with a double silo, and other buildings for the shelter of
his stock, grain and machinery. He raises Jersey cattle and graded hogs
and horses, and carries on general farming in a successful manner.
In 1891 Mr. Peltier was married to Miss Ida Fehrman, who was born in the
town of Newton, Manitowoc county, a daughter of the late Ernst Fehrman,
and to them have been born the following children: Archie, Olive, Mabel,
Ivy, Vernon, Stella, Milton and Rollin.