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       Chauncey Dean Hauck, third son of Daniel William and Mary Jane Hauck, was born on September 3, 1896, near Luthersburg, Pa., and died August 13, 1981 at Curwensville, Pa.
       Family records show that Chauncey graduated from the eight grade and was living in Curwensville in 1916. He worked at the brickyard there and occasionally went home to Luthersburg by train. He also had some experience as a miner, that being indicated on his military records.
       In 1918, at the age of twenty-two, he was inducted into the army and was sent to Camp Lee, Virginia, then to Europe for more training before assignment to guard duty at a German prisoner-of-war camp in France. His service was not lengthy, as the war ended with the Armistice on November 11, 1918. However, very sadly, his father died from influenza in the spring of 1919 before Chauncey returned from Europe.
       Many of the letters to and from Chauncey from 1916 to 1923 survived and were passed on to a niece, Lorraine Shaffer Shaw. These letters are published here as a remembrance to the remarkable life he lived.
       Following the war, Chauncey returned to live at home for a while, and as the oldest son still living at home, assumed many responsibilities in support of his widowed mother.

       In 1920, Chauncey negotiated the placement of a tombstone at his father's grave with the Oliver T. Korb Monument Company in Dubois, Pa.  He married Clara Korb on September 25, 1925 in Ebensburg, Pa. On February 22, 1928, Chauncey and his wife, Clara, had a boy, Blair A. Hauck,  who died on March 14 at the age of 22 days. In 1933, Chauncey's mother passed away, and the following year he lost his wife, Clara. The loss of his wife was a source of deep bitterness for years after her death. He blamed a dentist for killing Clara by some negligence in treatment.
       Strangely, an older brother, Justin Lynn Hauck, born February 18, 1895, died on March 8, 1895, surviving for a mere 20 days.
       Chauncey made funeral arrangements for his only son, his mother, and his wife, in a span of five years. Besides overseeing grave markers for his parents, he ordered markers for his own family, his second wife and himself well in advance of their deaths, and in 1966 for his grandfather, Uriah, and an Uncle Charles Hauck, a son of Uriah.
       I remember vividly Aunt Clara and Uncle Chauncey driving into our driveway in their Model T Ford. My excitement was at a high because of the warm greetings they gave me at every visit. I was but 3 years old at the time.
       Uncle Chauncey married his second wife, Allie Korb, a first cousin of Clara Korb, on June 19, 1938 at her home in Rockton, Pa. Aunt Allie was a pleasant woman, and I have many good memories of Chauncey and Allie on those occasions when families got together.
       After returning from the army, Chauncey worked at the Curwensville brickyard until his retirement.
       I am truly pleased to present Chauncey's letters to all who wish to read them.

Chauncey and Clara

Few of Chauncey's photographs
Had locations or dates.
Reasonable guesses can be made.