|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1879|
Carl Lucas, grandson of Adolph and Barbara, recalls the family tradition that Adolph's father was a professor at a university in Bohemia, possibly at Prague. (On his marriage certificate, Adolph gave his father's name as "Mr. W. Lukasik;" the use of the title "Mr." in those days indicated that his father held a position of prominence.)
Adolph's father sent him to the United States because war was brewing in that part of Europe, and he did not want Adolph caught up in the fighting. Just 18 and alone in this country, Adolph joined the Union forces fighting in the Civil War. When he wrote his father to tell him what he had done, he received a scolding letter in return -- he had escaped the European conflict only to immerse himself in the war of a country he barely knew anything about! Adolph was wounded in the arm and carried the bullet to the end of his life.
Shortly after Christmas 1879, Adolph was visited by some friends from his soldier days. Adolph went to see them off on their train, and, still visiting, he got on the train with them. When he realized the train had started to pull out of the station, he jumped from the moving train, receiving internal injuries from which he died three to four days later.
Note: Alice J. Orshall (Lucas) #69310798 in his Grand Daughter also buried at Highland
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