...Lwaliw Peltier of Delphos, Ohio, an unassuming farmer who was "the world's greatest non-professional astronomer". Earlier in this century, Peltier discovered a dozen comets and made 132,000 variable-star observations. He earned $18 by picking 900 quarts of strawberries in order to buy his first telescope, "the strawberry spyglass".

– P.129, Comet of the century, Fred Schaaf,  Copernicus, Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.