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Eli K Mauck

MAUCK

Posted By: Tina Keister
Date: 1/21/2006 at 22:10:55

Eli K Mauck, mason, and of the firm of Smith & Mauck, manufacturers of pottery, Boonesboro, was born in Harrison county, Indiana, February, 27, 1834, and when eight years of age his parents moved to Henry county, Illinois, where he was raised on a farm, attending school during winters, when nineteen years of he chose the mason's trade as his occupation, and followed it principally until August 8, 1862, when he enlisted as a private in company G, One Hundred and Twelfth Illinois infantry, remaining with that regiment untilt the close of the war, was made sergeant, and was first lieutenant of his compnay when discharged, having participated in twenty-seven general engagements and 117 skirmishes, amongst which were some of the most severe engagements of the war, he only received two slight wounds during the time, and was discharged July 8, 1865, when he returned to Henry county, Illinois, he remained there a few months, and then returned to Boonesboro, where he has since been actively engaged at his trade, in connection with which he is and has been engaged in the artifical stone manufacturing business since 1867, under the firm name of Mauck Bro's & Briggs, this institution is the only one of the kind in the county, and the excellency of their work may be inferred from the fact that they supply the ornamental trimming to the best edifices in this and adjoining counties, February 14, 1856, he was married to Miss Emily A Bush of Cambridge, Illinois, they have four children living: Clara E (wife of C E F Smith), Harry H, Frank B, and Tom H, have lost one son, Henry T who died September 24, 1862

From the 1880 Boone county History Book


 

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