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Nicholas Fleek
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Birth: May 23, 1840
Death: Mar. 12, 1915

Nicholas Fleek, son of Abraham Fleek and Christina Marstiller, served in the Union army with Company "E" 10th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry.
Enlisted April 18, 1861; Discharged August 6, 1861. Pension Record # 794225.
Partner with nephews Emery Elwood and Charles Harry A. Smith at Smith Bros. Blacksmith Shop, 1221 First Avenue South, Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Found on 1850 US Federal Census of Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana, Roll: M432_175; Page: 13; Image: 27, with mother and brothers Henry and Charles (See also)
His sister Catharine Fleek died shortly before this census, and is buried in the same cemetery as their father.

Found on 1860 US Federal Census in City of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana living in the household of Jas. H. Marsteller.
Found on 1870 US Federal Census in Springvale, Humboldt County, Iowa.
Found on 1880 US Federal Census in Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.
Found Fleek listed in "Iowa Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1884-1885, Vol. 3, p. 490.
Found on 1910 US Federal Census in 3rd Ward, Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.

"Fort Dodge Messenger"
Friday Evening, March 12, 1915. p 1.
Nicholas Fleek Dies; A Pioneer Blacksmith
"Nick" Fleek, a former blacksmith, who has been a familiar Fort Dodge figure since 1869, passed away at his home in this city on Thirteenth street and Fifth avenue north, at 2:00 a. m. today. He has been in a critical condition for about two weeks and has been in failing health for about a year. Last August Mr. Fleet was injured in an automobile accident and this precipitated his fatal illness.
Mr. Fleet was about seventy five years old. He was born May 23, 1840, in Lafayette, Indiana. He served in the Union army with Co. E, Tenth Indiana, during the rebellion. September 24, 1865, he was married at Cedar Rapids to Miss Mary Smith and they moved to Fort Dodge in 1869. Until the last few years Mr. Fleek engaged in blacksmithing and became known all over the countryside. His wife, who is but little his junior, is prostrated by the shock of his death. She has no children to assuage her grief at this time, their only child having died in infancy. Her brother, D. W. Smith, of Waterloo, has been with her for some time and is at her side now.
The funeral has been arranged for Sunday afternoon at 2:00. The place and other details will be announced Saturday.

(Thanks to Ann Bowler for this obituary) 
Family links: 
  Abraham Fleek (1801 - 1847)
  Elwood Fleek (1876 - 1876)*
  Catharine Fleek (____ - 1848)*
  Squire B Fleek (1830 - 1911)*
  Nicholas Fleek (1840 - 1915)
  Henry Fleek (1844 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section A, Lot 72
Created by: Burt
Record added: Aug 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29338878
Nicholas Fleek
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Nicholas Fleek
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Nicholas Fleek
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- GravRidr
 Added: May. 31, 2010
Day is done....gone the sun...from the hills....from the lake...from the sky....All is well...safely rest....God is nigh...~~~~Go to sleep....peaceful sleep...may the soldier or sailor God keep....on the land or the in sleep...~~~~Love, good n...(Read more)
- God Bless You Nicholas Fleek Sir!
 Added: May. 14, 2010
thanks for your Civil war service
- Tom Mauer
 Added: Dec. 11, 2009
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