Madison's first white woman settler

Roseline Willard Peck

Born in Vermont, Roseline Peck came to Wisconsin in 1836. Settling first in Blue Mounds, Peck soon moved to Madison and became the first white woman settler. The Pecks built and operated an inn in Madison to lodge workmen building the new capitol. Her memoirs of the founding of Madison are included in Daniel Durrie's history of the capital, available elsewhere in Turning Points in Wisconsin History.

Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Immigration and Settlement
Early U.S. Settlement
The Founding of Major Cities
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Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Images
Citation: "Roseline Willard Peck." Wisconsin Historical Images. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 8/8/2022