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SCHUCK, H. A. 1864-1921


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/4/2012 at 21:53:40

H. A. Schuck was born in Hesse-Nassau, Germany, May 1864, 2 years later, he moved with his parents to the United States, settling first in Illinois, later they moved to south of Parkersburg, on one of the Martin Jannish farms. About 1874, his father bought the homestead where Herman has lived ever since up to the time of his death.

To write an obituary of this man even by one of his closest friends in this life, who has been intimately associated with for forty years, can never tell it as it should be told.

Actions speak louder than words--which is an obituary of H. A. Schuck to all his friends and neighbors indelible. We feel like not trying to add another laurel to his lofty character toward his family, neighbors and friends. This world surely was made better for having lived in it, and wherever he was or went, there was a halo of light and sunshine. He met everyone on a level, were he beggar or banker--an inspiration to whomsoever he came in contact with in his busy life, yet never too busy to give a smile or work of good cheer on the way.

His business associates at Parkersburg, his neighbors and friends in Pleasant Valley and Grundy county, will all be made better for having known and associated with him in this life.

Mr. Schuck was married in 1890 to Miss May Whaylen, to which union eight children were born, all living--Earl, Glen, Claude, Ivadean, Zella, Veron, Herman and Lawrence. His first wife died in 1906. He was again married to Mary Rolfs in 1912. To this union were born--Adaline, 8 years old and Woodrow six years old, leaving a sorrowing widow and ten children to mourn his untimely departure.

Mr. Schuck had accumulated a handsome amount of this world's goods, not through usury or extortion but by honest toil and good business transactions. His home consists of 640 acres--160 acres south of Parkersburg where Earl lives and 160 acres northwest of Parkersburg where Glen lives.
--L. L. Bausman

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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