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History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1887

Sylvester Fluck Biography

Sylvester R. Fluck, harness-maker, P. O. Bedminster, is a grandson of Samuel Fluck, who formerly lived on the farm in this township now owned by his son John. He died about thirty years ago. Hls son, Samuel Y., father of Sylvester R., was born in 1829, and died in 1879. He was a mason by trade, but later bought a farm in Haycock, on which he lived until his death.

He was a man of delicate constitution, and for the last eighteen years of his life was unable to work. He was a religious man, and a member of the German Reformed church.

His wife, Harriet Rodenbush, of Rockhill township, was born in 1881, And died in 1876. They had five children : Elemina, wife of Francis Smith, now living on the old homestead in Haycock; Emma Lucetta, wife of John Maurer, in Hilltown; Afar y, wife of Philip W. Beam, in Haycock; Annie Elizabeth, unmarried, in East Rockhill; and Sylvester, who was the second child, and was born December31, 1866.

When 17 years old he went to Keelersvllle to learn his trade, and- alter a lapse of two years he travelled west for two years. Returning, he worked in Plumstead for a year, and January 1, 1881, opened a shop In Bedminsterville; which he built, together with a brick house adjoining, and now line a flourishing trade. In 1881 he was married to Mary Ann, daughter of Jacob L. Leatherman, of Plumsteadville. She was born in 1868.

Mr. Fluck is an honest and conscientious young man. He is a member of Plumstead Lodge, No. 678, I. O. 0. F., and he and his wife are members of the Tohickon German Reformed church.

Source: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania; J.H. Battle; Warner & Co.; 1887.

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