September 24, 1808: Rosaline Peck, frontier innkeeper and Madison's first European woman resident, was born. From March 1837 until June 1838 she and her husband, Eben, operated a tavern and inn for the early Madison visitors. They then bought 80 acres nearby to concentrate on farming. The Pecks moved to Baraboo in 1840. Shortly afterward Eben left Rosaline and their two children. Died: October 20, 1899.