Simon Lauck


SIMON LAUCK, Alfred and Josephine (Flag) Lauck were the parents of eight children. Those still living are: James, John, William and Simon. The last names, the subject of this sketch, was born November 28, 1837, in West Liberty, W. Va. He left school when fourteen years of age, to learn the saddlery and harness business. In the spring of 1861, Mr. Lauck entered the service of the government in the army equipment department, and was fisrt stationed at Pittsburgh in the garrison at that place. Subsequently he was transferred to Wheeling, where he remained the remainder of that time, having been in Pittsburgh eighteen months. In May, 1862 he was joined in marriage to Sarah E. Hoffman, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Hayes) Hoffman. She was born August 17, 1842, in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Lauck have four living children, they are: Charles H., Fred., John T. and Bessie M. The entire family are members of the Disciples church, of Bethany, and are surrounded by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Mr. Lauck is a member of the I. O. O. F., and is a loyal supporter of the republican political organization. He is now conducting one of the largest saddlery and harness trades in Bethany, W. Va., where he has lived, with the exception of six years, since his tenth year. He is a man of undoubted business tact and ability, and has a reputation for strict integrity in all his dealing.

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