Notes for: Laura Etta Bodine

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LDS says "of Lancaster, PA."

Here is something I found in Biographies of Bucyrus Township, Crawford County, Ohio on the Internet. I think it probably applies to this Laura Bodine, but I am guessing:

B. F. LAUCK, merchant. Bucyrus; is thr son of George and Mary (Deardorff) Lauck, and was born May 27, 1839, near Bucyrus: he passed his youth on a farm, and went to the Bucyrus schools until he was 16 years of age. In 1855 and 1856, he attended Wittenberg College, in Jasper Co., Iowa. He then returned to Bucyrus and clerked in Craig's hardware store and also in Johnson's drug store. In the spring of 1860, he went into the grocery business until the breaking-out of the war, when he enlisted in May, 1861, in the 86th O. V. I., under Col. Lemert. After his term of four months had expired, he re-enlisted in Co. I, 157th O. V. I., and was in the engagements of Chickasaw Bayou, Black River Bridge, Champion Hill, Raynon, Port. Gibson, Yazoo River, Ft. Arkansas. Hollow Springs and siege of Vicksburg, also Jackson, Miss. He was soon after taken sick, and, after lying sick for three months, he was discharged in October, 1864, and returned to Bucyrus, engaging in selling Groceries and dry- goods, in the firm of G. A. Lauck &. Bro., continuing for two years, when C. W. Fisher became a partner, and the business was continued under the firm name of Fisher & Lauck. This partnership lasted for nine years. In December, 1877, he commenced traveling for Tracy & Avery, of Mansfield and was thus employed until September, 1880, when he became a member of the firm Strong, Leiter & Lauck are doing a large business in grain, seeds, wool, coal and salt, having leased the Crawford County Elevator for five years. During the month of August they handled over 18,100 bushels of wheat. The subject of this sketch has now entire charge of the business. On Nov. 21, 1861, he was married to Miss Laura E. Bodine, of Huron Co., Ohio; they have three children- Anna L., Franklin B., and James L. He is a member of the Lutheran Evangelical Church, and also a Knight of Honor. His father was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., and was a farmer. In the spring of 1827, he, with his wife and one child, came to Bucyrus in a one-horse wagon, and bought 160 acres of land, lying east of the O. C. R. R. He purchased it of a man named Garton, paying $16 per acre, and soon after added to it 80 acres. It was in a primitive condition, and by hard labor Mr. Lauck: improved it greatly. He was a man of good education, and had fine business capacity, having, at one time served this county as its Treasurer for four terms.