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Junk, Nick 1857 - 1932


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 10/23/2018 at 10:39:16

Clayton County Register, Thur., 27 Oct. 1932.

GUTTENBERG: Nick Junk, former Guttenberg resident, who had been making his home with his son, George Junk, and family, at Rockford, Ill., of late, ended his life there on Saturday morning by hanging himself with a pair of suspenders in the basement of a vacant house near his son's home, the lifeless body being found hanging from a rafter by his son, Geo. The body was brought to Guttenberg for burial Monday morning and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Curran in this city. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J. A. Dupont at St Mary's Catholic church in this city on Tuesday morning, with interment in Mt. Olivet cemetery. Reasons for his rash act are not known.

Nick Junk was born in Saarbruecke, Germany, Oct. 8, 1857, where he grew to manhood and was married to Miss Elizabeth Andre on March 5, 1880, Mrs. Junk preceding him in death on January 6, 1928. In the year 1881 the couple came to America, settling at Scranton, Pennsylvania, where they resided until the year 1893, when they came to Guttenberg to make their home, residing here for many years. After the death of his wife Mr. Junk had been making his home with his children at various places. While a resident of Guttenberg he was employed at the button factories here. Mr. Junk was a man of a kind, jolly and happy disposition, which won him many friends during life. His death is deeply mourned by ten children, namely: Mrs. Nick Ley of Cassville, Wis.; Mrs. Lizzie Riniker and Mrs. Joseph Riniker of North Buena Vista; Mrs. John Pins of Dubuque; George and Matt Junk of Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. John Staudt of Marble Rock; Nick Junk of Princeton, Wis.; Mrs. Frances Curran of Guttenberg; and Mrs. George Wagner of La Crosse, Wis. A large number of grand and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jacob Bechler, Sr., of Guttenberg, Mrs. Charles Kurtz of Dubuque, and Mrs. Philip Bohn of Scranton, Penn., and many other relatives and friends who will sadly miss him. The funeral was largely attended, which showed that deceased was held in high regard by all who knew him.


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