Mrs. Martha Krestel
We had a nice visit with this lovely lady, one of Pelee's elders, after a refreshing walk on the beach I don't think she would mind me telling that she is 89 years of age! She is quite a picture of good health. By time we said goodbye all I really wanted to do was curl up on her couch and have a nap. The sun was shining in her southern exposure window with a warm fire going too...
Pelee's former Mayor, Mr. Bill Krestel shared some entertaining stories, not all of which I think I should share here. But this one is pretty funny...
When he was about 10 years old, he would go over with his Uncle Leonard to help Mr. Pegg with whatever needed to be done. 'OMG, ' Bill said 'it was so funny, Mr. Pegg was hard of hearing so he'd hold up a big old ear horn to his ear and that is what you had to talk into.' Bill was still laughing telling me about it.
He remembers Ethel Pegg giving things to Uncle Robert when she came to tidy up after Mr. Pegg passing. Later he recalls when the floor was removed from the Sanctuary, converting it to a machine shed. Back then, they probably just burned it, he shared.
His Father Samuel Pegg 1837 - 1888
His Mother Carolyn Srigley 1842 - 1872
Brother Andrew 1864 - 1949
Sister Lydia 1864 - 1928
Sister Minnie 1865 - 1895
Sister Ethel 1869 - 1896
His Stepmother MaryAnn Bradshaw 1846 - 1930
Half Sister Augusta Caroline 1878 - 1960
Half Brother Herbert 1882 - 1952
Half Sister Olive 1885 - 1960
Our neighbour friends on Pelee were excited to tell us of a conversation they had with some folks they got chatting with while at The Mission Hall Sanctuary. The lady they met, Barb was as very close university friend with Kathy Pegg, a great-niece of George Pegg. Every time they came to the Island together Kathy always wanted to go see the church her great-uncle built. Kathy's father Edgerton was one of George Pegg's brother, Andrew's children.
Barb was so excited but sad, saying that Kathy would have loved to see The Mission Hall Project. She had left her contact so we were able to connect and she told me about her dear friend who had passed away a few years earlier. She was very eager to share about Kathy's history.
The nicest meetings happen there!
Kathy and Joseph Pegg who has been mentioned earlier on this page would be first cousins.