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William A. Loock
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
p. 956

William A. Loock was born Jan. 23, 1875, and received his early education in Wisconsin, being twelve years of age when the family came to Crooks township. As he grew to manhood he took charge of the old house tract farm of 240 acres. He remodeled the house and built a new barn 40 by 60 feet with a basement. He raises a good grade of stock, and also some fruit. He is a [member] of the Farmers' Elevator Company of Danube. He has also held several township offices, having been a member of the school board and township supervisor for twelve years. Mr. Loock was married in 1899 to Louisa Bade, born in Waseca county, daughter of Frederick and Josephine (Wickworth) Bade, both natives of Germany. Her father was brought to this country when an infant and his parents settled in Wisconsin. He was born in Germany Oct. 24, 1858, and his wife was born Dec. 13, 1861. They had four children. Mr. and Mrs. Loock have five children: Regina, Anthony, Gerald, Adelheid and one child who died in infancy.

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