These notes were furnished by Jack Peltier, and represent data from Denissen, Assumption parish documents, other local documents, and Jack himself
Notes from the Commemorative Biographical Record of Kent, 1904, J. H. Beers & Co., p.293:
Theodore Peltier, one of the most prominent and highly esteemed retired farmers of Dover Township, was born Sep 16, 1839 on his present farm (Jack's Note: this is unlikely
- his father owned lands in Pain Court Lots 14 and 15 from 1840 and 1850 respectively. Theodore's lands were Lot 6, Concession 4, and were not acquired until 1876.), a son of Andrew and Catherine (Fobert) Peltier,
the former a native of the County of Essex and the latter of the County of Kent. He came to the county in young manhood (Jack's Note: he was born in Pain Court - his grandfather Gabriel moved to the Pain Court area
in 1810-1815) and for a season carried the mail between Chatham and Windsor. etc He educated himself and was always interested in educational matters.
Through his efforts, the first school was started in this locality. He engaged a school teacher from Wallaceburg and secured the attendance of the 24 pupils promised to the educator before he would consent to come.
His father in law gave him a half interest in a farm on condition that he go to Toronto to have some papers made out in order to secure the property, which comprised 90 acres. The trip consumed 13 days and was made on horseback,
through a wild country still inhabited by the Indians. He was deservedly noted for his physical courage. Mr. Peltier served as assessor, collector and councillor and was one of the reliable men of the community who gave it strength
and reputation. Until his marriage Isadore remained with his parents and obtained his education in the public schools of his locality. After his marriage Isadore removed to his present farm of 250 acres, which he cultivated for many years,
retiring in 1898. During this time Mr Peltier was a very useful citizen, having most efficiently served as an assessor for two years, as a collector for 20 years, and as school trustee for a like period. For three years he served under the
appointment of Governor Bowels as fishery overseer, etc. On October 14, 1863, Isadore Peltier married Judith Trudell who was born Sep 28, 1837, In Tilbury Twp, daughter of Francis and Fanny (Barmer) Trudell. The following children
were born of that marriage: Aldolphus who is an engineer on a dredge boat at Detroit; George a deceased farmer in Dover: Bella, Alfred and Joseph deceased; Eugene J. who married Julia Robert and is a wholesale liquor merchant in B.C.;
and Josephine who married Frank Primeau, a farmer in Dover.