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.