William Luecke was one of the well known and successful business men of Sheboygan where he was engaged in the general contracting and building business. He was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1826, and emigrated to America in 1854, settling in Sheboygan county where he at once associated himself in partnership with Mr. Roeder and with him engaged in the contracting and building business for a period of about twenty-eight years, under the firm name of Luecke & Roeder. This well known firm has built many of the large buildings including business and residence structures now in service in the city of Sheboygan. His death occurred in Sheboygan, August 8, 1886, while still engaged in the active conduct of his business.
Mr. Luecke was united in marriage to Miss Wilhelmina Brandes, who was the daughter of Henry Brandes, a native of Hanover, Germany, where he passed his entire life. Mr. and Mrs. Luecke became the parents of eight children, five of whom are still living: Sophia, who is the wife of Fred Rathsburg, of Sheboygan; Anna, the wife of T. Wilke, of Sheboygan; William, of Sheboygan; and Minnie and Emma, both of whom reside at home. Mr. Luecke served as alderman of his city for two years. The mother died on July 25, 1911. William Luecke during life was one of the active and useful citizens of his city and county and the occasion of his death removed from his community one of its most highly respected and valued citizens.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL