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Fleek Brothers
(Squire, Charles, Nicholas & Henry)
Submitted by: Joy Eastes Pero

Squire B. Fleek and his brothers Charles, Nicholas and Henry were the sons of Abraham Fleek and Christina Marstiller.  They were born in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, but came to reside in Linn County between 1855 and 1870.  The boys had one sister, Catherine who died in Indiana at the age of 12 and is buried in Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana near the grave of her father. My 2nd great-grandfather was Uncle to these men.
Charles and Henry served the Union during the Civil War and lost their lives. Nicholas and Squire continued to reside in Iowa. Squire in Linn County and Nicholas in Webster County.  At least 2 of the 4 brothers are buried there in Linn county and I am fairly certain that Squire B. Fleek will be found somewhere in Iowa too. Charles and Henry are at the Veterans Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Charles was originally buried in Missouri where he died during the war, but his body was moved later.  I have a photo image of a document about the removal of Charles Fleek to Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa and his original internment at National Cemetery, St Louis, Mo.  However there is still some question as to weather there is only a marker there or if his body had been moved because the document states that the date his body was moved is unknown.
1850 census, 3rd Ward, LaFayette Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana Roll M432_175  Page 73, H.G. B Holey 36, M. Carriage Maker, NJ.
Mary Holey 13, F. Indiana
Squire Fleek 19, M. Indiana
David Ray 22, M, Indiana
Charles H. Holey 1/12 M. Indiana
1850 Census Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana
Roll: M432_175; Page: 13; Image: 27.
Christina Fleek 37 F Virginia
Charles Fleek 12 M Indiana
Nicholas Fleek 10 M Indiana
Henry Fleek 6 M Indiana
1860 U.S. Census, Iowa, Linn, Roll:    M653_332  Page 489,
S. B. Fleek 39, M, Pikes Beakers?, VA
Mary E. Fleek 23, Indiana
Laura Fleek 4, F, Iowa
Hannah Danley, 48, F. New Jersey
Sarah M. 15, F. Indiana
John M., 17 M Jorn Painter, Indiana.
1870 Census Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, Roll M593_405 Page 120 Image 117,
Squire B. Fleek 39,M, Occupation? Dealer Virginia
Mary E. Fleek 34 F, Keeping House, Indiana
Laura M. Fleek 13, F, Iowa
Carrie Fleek 6, F, Iowa
Christina Fleek 62 F, Midwife, Virginia (Christina Marstiller)
1880 Census 4th Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, Page 134D: Enumeration District: 258, 1880 Census
Squire B. FLEEK   Self   M   Male       W   49   VA   Gunsmith   VA   VA 
Mary E. FLEEK    Wife   M   Female   W   43   IN    Keeping House   OH   NJ 
Laura M. FLEEK    Dau   S   Female   W   23   IA       VA   IN 
Carrie FLEEK        Dau   S   Female   W   15   IA     At School     VA   IN 
Census Place 4th Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa
Page: 134D;     Enumeration District: 258
Family History Library Film   1254351
NA Film Number   T9-0351
Image: 0271 at
1900 Census Hall, Grand Island Ward 2, District 82 Nebraska, Image 2 and 3,
Forsythe, Edward E. Head W M Jan. 1856 44 M 13 Ohio, Ohio, Ohio Rail Road Conductor
Forsythe Laura M. Wife W F July 1856 43 M 13 2 1 Iowa, Indiana, Indiana
Forsythe Lester E. Son W M March 1888 12 S Nebraska, Ohio, Iowa At School
Fleek Squire Father-in-law W M Aug. 1830 69 Wd 30 Indiana, Virginia, Virginia Gun Smith.
1910; Census Council Bluffs Ward 5, Pottawattamie, Iowa, Roll: T624_421; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 143; Image: 694.
Forsythe, Eddie Head M W 54 M1 23 Ohio, Ohio, Ohio Engineer Railroad
Forsythe, Laura Wife F W 53 M1 23 2, 1 Iowa, West Virginia, Indiana
Forsythe, Luther E Son 23 S Nebraska, Ohio, Iowa Printer, Printing
Flick, Squire Father-in-law M  80 Wd West Virginia, Un, Un.
Veterans Cemeteries, ca. 1800-2004,
Name:    Charles Fleek
Death Date:    14 Jun 1863
Rank:    CPL 
Branch:    US Army 
Last known address:    2900 Sheridan Road St. Louis , MO 63125 
Interment Date:    14 Jun 1863
Cemetary:    Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 
Buried At:    Section 2 Site 7048 
Cemetary URL:  .
Find a, Created by: Bev
Record added: Oct 31 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16392343 ,
Corp Charles Fleek
Birth:   unknown
Death:   Jun. 14, 1863
Charles Fleek
Residence Cedar Rapids IA; 23 years old.
Enlisted on 8/13/1862 as a 6th Corpl.
On 9/3/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. IA 24th Infantry
He died of disease on 6/14/1863 at St Louis, MO
Charles Fleek was born around the year 1839 in Indiana.
enlisted in the 24th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The regiment was raised during the first two weeks of August, 1862, and Charles enlisted on August 13, 1862 as a 6th Corporal. He mustered into the Regiment on September 3, 1862.
He remained with the 24th Iowa only a short time, eight months at the most, but most likely took part in General Grant's Coldwater Expedition and the Vicksburg Campaign, which occupied the winter and spring of 1863. Charles took sick sometime during or after these campaigns, and died of disease in St. Louis, Missouri on June 14, 1863. His body remained in Missouri, and was buried in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks (section 2, grave 156). A government marker was placed in his memory at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The marker is in (14-1-S 1/2), between the graves of Captain Ezra Van Metre and Lieutenant Henry Fleek.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA
Find a, Created by: Burt
Record added: Aug 26 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29338878 ,
Nicholas Fleek 
Birth:   May 23, 1840
Death:   Mar. 12, 1915
Nicholas Fleek served in the Union army with Company "E" 10th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry.
Enlisted April 18, 1861; Discharged August 6, 1861. Pension Record # 794225.
Partner with nephews Emery Elwood and Charles Harry A. Smith at Smith Bros. Blacksmith Shop, 1221 First Avenue South, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Found on 1860 US Federal Census in City of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana living in the household of Jas. H. Marsteller.
Found on 1870 US Federal Census in Springvale, Humboldt County, Iowa.
Found on 1880 US Federal Census in Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.
Found Fleek listed in "Iowa Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1884-1885, Vol. 3, p. 490.
Found on 1910 US Federal Census in 3rd Ward, Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.
"Fort Dodge Messenger"
Friday Evening, March 12, 1915. p 1.
Nicholas Fleek Dies; A Pioneer Blacksmith
"Nick" Fleek, a former blacksmith, who has been a familiar Fort Dodge figure since 1869, passed away at his home in this city on Thirteenth street and Fifth avenue north, at 2:00 a. m. today. He has been in a critical condition for about two weeks and has been in failing health for about a year. Last August Mr. Fleet was injured in an automobile accident and this precipitated his fatal illness.
Mr. Fleet 'sic' was about seventy five years old. He was born May 23, 1840, in Lafayette, Indiana. He served in the Union army with Co. E, Tenth Indiana, during the rebellion. September 24, 1865, he was married at Cedar Rapids to Miss Mary Smith and they moved to Fort Dodge in 1869. Until the last few years Mr. Fleek engaged in blacksmithing and became known all over the countryside. His wife, who is but little his junior, is prostrated by the shock of his death. She has no children to assuage her grief at this time, their only child having died in infancy. Her brother, D. W. Smith, of Waterloo, has been with her for some time and is at her side now.
The funeral has been arranged for Sunday afternoon at 2:00. The place and other details will be announced Saturday.
(Thanks to Ann Bowler for this obituary)
Oakland Cemetery
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section A, Lot 72
American Civil War Soldiers Record,
Side served: Union; State served: Indiana; Enlistment date: 6 Dec 1861..
Source Information:
Historical Data Systems, comp.. American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA form the following list of works.
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PO Box 35
Name: Henry Fleek ,
Residence: Lafayette, Indiana 
Enlistment Date: 06 December 1861 
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 
Side Served: Union 
State Served: Indiana 
Unit Numbers: 591 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on 06 December 1861
Enlisted in Company C, 40th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 06 December 1861.
Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on 01 July 1865 (Not Mustered)

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