Daniel William Hauck and Family
My Grandfather, Daniel William Hauck, raised his family of four boys and three girls just a few miles south of Dubois, Pennsylvania, near a village called Luthersberg. As this history is being written, the house on the Daniel W. Hauck Homestead still stands. Louise, granddaughter of Daniel, and her husband, Wendell Hartzfeld, took a picture of the homestead in 1940. I took a picture of the home in about 1998, and talked to the owner. It appears that only two families owned the home since it belonged to Daniel William Hauck The current owner showed me the location where Daniel Hauck had his blacksmith shop.
Louis and Florence lived with Mary Jane Hauck at the homestead for a few months after they were married. My sister, Louise, was born in the room above the kitchen.
Daniel William died in 1919 from the influenza epidemic that struck the world at the same time as The World War. Chauncey, his third son, was in the army at the time, guarding German prisoners in France. Mary Jane lived until 1933.
On a page to follow, there is a picture of the Daniel Hauck family on the front porch. Louis Hauck, standing in the back row appears to be about fourteen years old, which would date the picture at about 1912.