In the Fall of 1827, David and Susan moved to Sangamon County, Illinois. In 1829, they were baptized in Sangamon County in the German Baptist church by Elder John Dick. The baptism was a year before the Sangamon County (Sugar Creek) Congregation was organized.
David and his wife were two of the original eight members (his parents and sister & her husband were four others) of the Libertyville Brethren Congregation organized by Elder George Wolfe Jr. The Libertyville church was the first Brethren church to be organized in Iowa. The Peeblers joined by letter, indicating that they had been members of the Sugar Creek, Illinois congregation.
Started for Oregon, Spring 1853 from Blackhawk Co., Iowa. Route: Oregon trail, Barlow Rd., fall 1853. First location Marion Co, Oregon. Linn Co. (--) 319.53 acres. Susannah drove the horse and wagon, filled with dried fruit, seed and medicines enough to make a whole load herself all the way to Oregon and down l--- hill on the Barlow Rd. Raised more than their own 12 children, 20 in all.
This Peebler family history site has photos, biography, and specific family information put together by several descendants.
This Early Oregonian Search Results page links David to his father Michael David Peebler, and his mother Esther Sears.
1870 US Census for Linn Oregon: David is listed as age 67, Susan age 64, and grandson Elijah West age 17.
Note: David and Susannah's son William Peebler and family are listed at the top of the same page.
David listed as father-in-law, age 97, in 1900 US Census, living with son-in-law John B. Smith age 70, and daughter Ann E. Smith age 60, in Linn, Oregon.
David's headstone photo is shown in this Find A Grave link:
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