Please note some *publications use the spelling Roseline
Rosaline Peck along with her husband Eben Peck gained distinction by becoming Madison's first white settlers. Their second child, a daughter, was the first white child born in Madison and was named Wisconsiana Victoria Peck. The Pecks decided to move to Madison in 1837 because it was selected as the new capital. They wanted to operate an inn that would board and feed many of the workmen. On the way, they camped for the night and awoke to several inches of snow and strong winds, a typical Wisconsin winter storm. The Pecks had commissioned to have a log cabin built, but when Rosaline arrived she found the cabin lacked a floor and the walls were unplastered. Being a fastidious housekeeper, she opted to do her cooking in a lean to behind the cabin until it met her specifications.