Obit: Lukowicz, John (1869 - 1915)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/16/1915

Lukowicz, John (16 JUN 1869 - 14 DEC 1915)

John Lukowicz died at his home just south of the city limits on Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 1915, at 1 o’clock a.m.

John was born at Behrent, Germany, June 16, 1869. In 1871 the family immigrated to America, settling at Milwaukee. In 1880 the family removed to Poniatowski, Wis., and settled on a farm. It was here that he became the friend and companion of Rev. Fr. Gara, with whom he was associated and remained with for about 11 years, there and at Pine Creek, Wis. In May 1893, he accompanied Rev. Gara on a trip to Europe, visiting many places of interest, being gone about three months. In 1900 he came to Cherokee and purchased the roller mills at that place of Paul Umhoefer. After a short time there the Lukowicz family moved from Poniatowski to Colby, and then John, in company with his father, built the Colby Roller Mills, which has been in operation since, under the name of John Lukowicz & Co.

John Lukowicz was a genial and well liked man, his honesty and truthfulness unquestioned and it is with deep regret that we publish the news of his death.

He leaves behind him his father, Aug. Lukowicz, four brothers, Joseph of Antigo, Frank, Leo and August Jr. of Colby, and five sisters, Mrs. Stanislaus Krolokowski of Edgar; Mrs. D. Dallmann, St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. M. Eder, Stanley, N.D.; and Anna and Lucille at home.

The funeral will be held from St. Mary’s Church in this city Friday morning at 9:30, Rev. H.J. Artmann will officiate.



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