Museum the New Llano Colony

Beulah "Florine" (Davis) Peecher Alternate spelling - Florene, Florein

Birth: Born around 1905 in Illinois.  

Family Information: Married Chester R. Peecher on February 24, 1923 at Pittsfield, Illinois.

Mother of Frances (Karamales), Robert, Roy, Carl and Lyndle Peecher.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1935 the family was living in the Newllano Colony.  

Job in Colony: In 1932 Mrs. Peecher was missing from her job in the sewing room because she was at home taking care of an unnamed child who had presented himself at the Peecher home needing her care.

In 1933 she was part of a group of ladies who had just completed canning more than 100 cans of foodstuffs for outside customers; later she helped can green tomato relish, tomatoes, egg plant, okra and more at the cannery which had just received bright yellow labels to dress up their canned goods.

In 1935 she was made the bakery manager. In 1936, the bakery department prepared sandwiches for the first of a series of Summer Dances at the Roof Garden. Her crew at the time consisted of Vivian Crossland, chief assistant; Iris and Mrs. Busick; Glen Burns who did much of the heavy work; and Sylvester Watson who helped on Saturday when the heaviest baking was done.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 the family was living in a home in the unincorporated New Llano, Louisiana (site of the old colony).  


Sources: US Census: 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist" January 2, 1932, July 29, 1933, August 5, 1933, April 13, 1935, March 14, 1936, May 30, 1936, May 15, 1937; "Leesville Leader": March 8, 1973  


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