W. P. BLUCK, a well known farmer and stock raiser of Island Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, where his finely improved farm of 202 acres is situated, was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, September 26, 1860 and is a son of Thomas P. and Hannah Bluck.
Thomas P. Bluck was a representative citizen of this section of Jefferson County for many years. He was a native of England and was reared and married there. When he brought his family to America he settled first in Coshocton County, Ohio where he remained until 1869 and then came to Island Creek Township, Jefferson County, where his death occurred in September 1891. He was survived by his widow until December, 1905. They were members of the Episcopal Church. Inpolitics he was a Democrat. To Thomas P. Bluck and wife a large family of children was born and of these there are five survivors, as follows: Sarah, of Steubenville, Ohio; P. T., of Coshocton County; W. P., of Island Creek Township; Beatrice P., and Benia, both of Steubenville.
W. P. Bluck was nine years old when his parents came to Jefferson County and he has ever since lived in Island Creek Township. Since leaving school he has devoted himself mainly to farming and stock raising and since oil was discovered on his land, has done some producing. In 1907 Mr. Bluck completed his dine brick residence which is probably one of the most modern rural homes in Island Creek Township. Other improvements make the place attractive and increase its value.
Mr. Bluck married Miss Hannah Bauman, a native of Steubenville and a daughter of William Bauman, of Island Creek Township and they have two children; Frances A. and Ernest P. In his political views, Mr. Bluck is a Democrat.