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Alfred A. Guck

Memorial record of the northern peninsula of Michigan; Anonymous; Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1895, page 385

Alfred A. Guck, Postmaster of Lake Linden, Michigan, dates his identity with this place from the year 1887, and as one of its representative citizens it is appropriate that some personal mention be made of him in this volume. A brief sketch of his life is as follows:

Alfred A. Guck was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, November 29, 1856, son of Casper and Eva (Ress) Guck, the former a native of Berlin, Germany, and the latter of Ohio. Casper Guck was nineteen years of age when he emigrated to America and located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In 1864, he removed to Hancock, Michigan, engaged in tailoring, and held various public offices, and died there, in February, 1871. Alfred A. attended public school until he was seventeen. He then accepted a position as assistant postmaster at Hancock, serving as such two years. His next employment was as clerk on the ore dock at L'Anse, and in the winter of 1881 he was messenger for the American Express Company on the road and between L'Anse and Houghton. During the winters of 1882-3-4 he was agent for R. M. Hoar, manager of the Overland Transit Company. When the Houghton, Marquette & Outagamie Railroad was completed from L'Anse to Houghton he was made station agent at L'Anse, retaining his position as clerk on the ore dock, and remained there thus occupied until 1887, since which time he has resided at Lake Linden. On taking up his abode here, he opened the Western Express and Telegraph office. He was made Postmaster in the fall of 1894. Mr. Guck is a man of enterprise and sterling integrity and his business career thus far has been characterized by prompt attention to whatever he has undertaken. He has served as Township Clerk and also as Village Treasurer. Socially, he is affiliated with the A.O.U., M.W. of A., and K. of P.

He married Miss Mary C. Egloff, of Marquette, Michigan, and has an interesting family of five children, one son and four daughters.

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