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Louis Houck
Birth: Apr. 1, 1840
Mascoutah
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1925
Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA

Mr Houck was a lawyer and journalist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Louis Houck is often called the "Father of Southeast Missouri" because he brought the railroad to the region and opened this backwater area to industrialization and modernization. He was born of German immigrant roots, from 1880 to the 1920s, this self-taught railroader constructed a network of five hundred miles of track through the wilderness of wetlands known as "Swampeast Missouri". 
 
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 Parents:
  Bartholomew Hauck (1805 - 1873)
  Anna Senn Hauck (1805 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Hunter Giboney Houck (1848 - 1944)*
 
 Children:
  Irma Houck Juden (1875 - 1911)*
  Giboney Houck (1878 - 1960)*
 
 Sibling:
  Louis Houck (1840 - 1925)
  Julius Hauck (1841 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Lorimier Cemetery
Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 03, 2000
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