The collection deals with three generations of a matrilineally related family. The documentation begins with Allen Duwayne Pease (1840-1922) and his wife Ella LeGard (1943-1933); and continues through their daughter Pearl Dessie Pease (1881-1976) and her husband Arthur Leonard Peck (1879-1924); and their daughter Carol Myrtie Peck (1914-2013) and her husband Peter Haven (1913-1966). Allen Duwayne Pease (1840-1922), who served with the 6th Michigan Cavalry during the U.S. Civil War and whose experiences are document in copies of his letters. Also contains the correspondence of Peter Haven (1913-1966), who married Pease’s granddaughter and served in the U.S. Army in China, the European Theater, and Korea is detailed in letters (much of it V-mail), 1936-1952. Provided genealogical data for the descendants of Ykjes Frankes Haven, Allen Duwayne Pease, and Adolphus LaHart Peck.
Consists of duplicated material with the donor retaining possession of the originals. Details the genealogical roots of the Peter and Carol Haven via the Ykjes Frankes Haven, Allen Duwayne Pease, and Adolphus LaHart Peck families, with images of family members, U.S. Army in China during the late 1930s, and a late nineteenth century photos of the workers at Butterworth & Lowe Foundry in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Also included the Civil Wat letters of Allen D. Pease who services with the 6th Michigan Cavalry in Washington, D.C., at Gettysburg, the Peninsular campaign, and on the western frontier after the war ended. These letters are transcribed and annotated by Eloise Haven, but her work is copyrighted. The military service of Peter Haven in China, the European Theater, and Korea is detailed in letters (much of it V-mail), official documents, and photographs.