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PEET, Stephen Denison, clergyman, born in Euclid, Ohio, 2 December, 1830. He was graduated at Beloit college in 1851, and, after spending two years at Yale theological seminary, was graduated at Andover theological seminary in 1854. After his ordination, in February, 1855, he became pastor of the Congregational church in Genesee, Wisconsin, and from that time until 1866 he held various charges in that state. He then was called to New Oregon, Iowa, but in ]879 returned to Wisconsin. Mr. Peet has achieved reputation by his archaeological writings. In 1879 he was secretary of the American anthropological association, and he is a member of the American oriental, philological, and antiquarian societies, and of similar organizations in Great Britain. He became editor of "The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal" in 1879, and held that post until 1888. His principal works are " The Ashtabula Disaster" (Chicago, 1879) ; "History of Ashtabula County, Ohio" (Cleveland, 1879) ; " Ancient Architecture in America" (Chicago, 1884) ; " Picture Writing" (1885) ; "History of Early Missions in Wisconsin" (Madison, 1886); " Primitive Symbolism" (Chicago, 1887); and " The Effigy Mounds of Wisconsin" (1888).
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