Looking for information on PETER H VAN SLYKE (SLYCK). Listed in 1870 Fed Census for Polk Co., Iowa - Des Moines, as b NY (abt 1833), wife NELLIE b Ohio (abt 1842), and children; William b Iowa (abt 1866) and Henry E b Iowa (abt 1869). Peter's occupation is "Sheriff". Peter is listed on page 550 in the "Biographical Index to the County Histories of Iowa" by Charles Morford, Vol. 1, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, 1979. The publication that Peter is in is the "History of Polk County, Des Moines, 1880, on page 0911. If anyone has access to this book, I would be very thankful for a copy, or fax, or synopsis of Peter's biography. Am trying to establish parentage/ ancestry of Peter.