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Date: 6/22/2004 at 13:37:28

Biography reproduced from page 462 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

William Thruceker, son of Dederich and Mary (Shultz) Thruceker, was born in Prussia, Dec. 5, 1847. When ten years of age his parents emigrated to America, locating in Clayton Co., Iowa, where they purchased a farm. In 1871 the subject of this sketch came to Kossuth county, and engaged in farming. In 1876 he purchased the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter, and the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 32, township 95, range 30. He has since bought the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 32. He has a good house 24x34 feet, one and a half stories high. He has a fine grove of six acres and a good bearing orchard. About 100 acres of land is under cultivation. He has held the office of school director. He was united in marriage July 11, 1870, with Mary Louck Dau, daughter of John and Dora (Louck) Dau, of Clayton county. This union has been blessed with five children—Alvina W. F., Maria W. L., Frederick W. H., Martha M. D. and Wilhelmi M. L. The family are members of the Lutheran Church. He is a republican, politically.


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