|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1859|
|Death: ||Jun. 3, 1924|
From newspaper obituary
Mary Liebl was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Liebl of Wabasha, Wisconsin (until 1868) and later of Ponca, Nebraska, and Sioux City, Iowa. In 1873, the family moved to Lincoln township, Plymouth County, where they took up farming. She married John Luken at the St. Joseph's Catholic church in Le Mars Rev. Father Mies officiating at the marriage. John and Mary were considered to be early pioneers and builders of Plymouth County. Mary had two step-sisters - Mrs. Emma Schultz of Emery, SD, and Mrs. George Kaun of Sioux Falls, SD, and a step-brother Albert Liebl of Emery, SD. Mary Liebl Luken was buried at the St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery in Le Mars.
Note: According to her obituary, she was born in Wabasha, Wisconsin. Wabasha is in Minnesota, not Wisconsin. Based on Census records, she was likely born near Farmington, Washington Co., Wisconsin.
Listed as Maria Liebl, 8 months, on the 1860 U.S. Census for Farmington, Washington Co., Wisconsin on July 25, 1860. Born in Wisconsin, parents born in Bavaria. Living with parents Joseph and Maria, sister Therese (3), Magdalina Berlinger (20), and Sophia Stall (11). Living next door to Andrew and Anna Liebl and their son Michael.
Listed as Mary Luken, age 20 on the 1880 U.S. Census in District 177, Lincoln Twnshp, Plymouth Co., Iowa on June 22, 1880. Occupation: Keeping house. Born in Wisconsin, parents born in Bavaria. Living with husband John and son B. Henry. Lived next door to in-laws Barnhart and Elizabeth Luken. Lived six houses away from parents Joseph and Amelia Liebel and her siblings.
Listed as Mary Luken (wife) on the 1900 U.S. Census (12th) for Washington Township, Plymouth Co., Iowa taken on June 28, 1900. Age: 39 Born: Oct 1860. Married 22 years. Birthplace: Wisconsin Parents born in Germany. She had 11 children - 7 living. Enumeration District 111. Sheet No. 13.
Listed as Mary Luken (wife) on the 1910 U.S. Census (13th) for District 114, Ward 1, Le Mars, Plymouth Co., Iowa taken on April 13, 1910. Age: 50. Born in Wisconsin, parents both born in Germany and spoke German as first language. Married 31 years. Occupation: None. Living with husband John and children Edward, August, Cellia, Clara, and Nicholas.
Listed as Mary Luken (wife) on the 1920 U.S. Census (14th) for Le Mars, Plymouth Co., Iowa taken on January 12, 1920. Age at last birthday: 60 (CKH note: should have been 59). Birthplace: Wisconsin Father born in Germany; mother born in Germany. Occupation: None. Enumeration District 122. Sheet No. 10-A.
Joseph Liebl (1834 - 1923)
Annam Mariam Berlinger Liebl (1835 - 1867)
John Jacob Luken (1853 - 1937)*
Henry Luken (1879 - 1952)*
Cecelia Agnes Luken Joynt (1896 - 1975)*
Nicholas Edward Luken (1902 - 1982)*
Theresa Liebl Ross (1857 - ____)*
Mary Liebl Luken (1859 - 1924)
Joseph Liebl (1864 - 1903)*
Alfred Liebl (1875 - 1940)**
Emma F Liebl Schulz (1876 - 1960)**
Created by: Cori Hoag
Record added: Jan 01, 2009
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