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Federal (USV)


William Morris Lucke

(1842 - 1916)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Company F, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to duty, date not given. He mustered out with the regiment on 10 September 1864.

After the War

He moved to Chicago and was in business with his brothers as "Lucke Brothers Merchant Tailors". By 1872 he was living in Schuyler, PA, then in Burlington, PA until moving to Fremont, Nebraska about 1879. He returned to Burlington about 1907.

References & notes

His service from Ward.1 Personal details from his wife's death notice in the Fremont(NE) Tri-Weekly Tribune of 11 May 1916, and from family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as William Mauritz Lucke - perhaps an original German spelling.

In about 1867 he married Grace Ann Chambers (1843-1870) who died having their 3rd child. He then married Margarette Elinor Vance (1843-1916) in 1871 or 1872, and they had 6 children. He died just over a month after Margarette did in 1916.

More on the Web

He was one of three brothers (George H., Frederick W. and William) who served in the Civil War. See more about them and their families in a massive Sullivan County genealogy page by Don Andrews and Larry Pardoe. Among the many artifacts displayed there is a 2nd Army Corps pin of William's.


09/08/1842; Hameln, GERMANY


06/07/1916; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Sullivan County, PA


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pp. 112, 342  [AotW citation 21589]