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Fluck, Philip 1836-1912


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 6/4/2010 at 14:42:04

LeMars Sentinel
Friday, May 24, 1912

Philip Fluck one of the vanguard of Plymouth county old settlers, passed
away at his home on Wednesday night at the age of 75 years. Mr. Fluck had
been suffering from strangulated hernia and on Tuesday underwent an
operation for relief as his condition was dangerous and the operation deemed

Mr. Fluck was a native of Germany and was born in Hesse Darmstadt on October
12, 1836. When five years old his parents emigrated to America and shortly
after settled in Wisconsin. Here he passed his boyhood and grew to manís
estate among the hardy pioneers of the West. In 1859 he was united in
marriage with Rieke Miller and 1866 they moved from Wisconsin to Black Hawk
county. In 1868, he lost his first wife. In the same year he was united in
marriage with Augusta Hatzeg, with whom he lived in wedded happiness until
1895. In 1874 Mr. Fluck with his family came to Plymouth county and settled
on a farm in Stanton township, where they lived until 1887 when the family
moved to this city, which has been its home since. On coming to LeMars, Mr.
Fluck engaged in the furniture business and subsequently conducted a grocery
store. For the last few years he had retired from active business life. He
leaves a large family to mourn his death: John, of Buffalo Lake, Minn.;
Louis, of Sioux City; William, of Independence; Mrs. Gahn, of Hartley;
George of Latelle, Wash.; Miss Lizzie Fluck, of LeMars. A son, Philip, is
somewhere in the West, but his relatives have not heard anything from him of
late and his present address is unknown. A stepson, Charles Blank, lives in
Latelle, Wash.

The funeral services will be held at the late residence on Washington street
at 9:45 tomorrow morning proceeding from there to the Emanuel Evangelical
church, Rev. D.C. Hauk and Rev. Schmalle officiating.

The interment will be made at the United Evangelical burying ground in
Stanton, where the remains will be placed beside those of his wife, whose
body lies buried there.

Mr. Fluck was a familiar figure on the streets of LeMars for many years. He
had a wide acquaintance and many old friends will miss him. He was a good
husband and father, an upright citizen and a man who enjoyed the esteem and
respect of a large circle of people.


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