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1862 - 1930  John Adam Feick II (Johnny)

In reading and researching the various histories in which the Feicks are mentioned, I found that the biographies of John A. Feick and of George Feick in Galbreath's "History of Ohio" published in 1925 to be the most accurate and the least embellished. Following is the biography of John A. Feick found on page 47, volumn V. However, there are errors in both. - Anita Gundlach Feick

John A. Feick

With a reputation for exceeding local boundaries, John A. Feick, of Sandusky, is one of the most representative of the contractors and builders of Erie County, and a citizen of high standing. He was born at Sandusky, January 28, 1862, a son of Adam and Johanna (Fulton) Feick, natives of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, and Pennsylvania, respectively. In 1858 the father joined a brother at Sandusky, and became a carpenter and builder of this city, although he had learned the trade of wagonmaking in his native land. His family was an important one, as his father, John P. Feick, served as a burgomaster. Adam Feick died at Sandusky in 1899 [should be 1893], and his widow, who survived him ten years, passed away in 1909.

John S. Feick attended a German Lutheran school, and for two years was a student of the public schools of Sandusky. Brought up in the carpentering and contracting business, he has continued in it, and has been connected with some very extensive building operations. For some years he was in partnership with an uncle, George Feick, and they had the contract for building the State Capitol of Wyoming, also a large sugar plant and several irrigation projects in Wyoming. They were the contractors who built Sugar City, Colorado, and the Law Building of Ohio State University. They also built three of the large buildings of Oberlin College, as well as other important construction work throughout this and adjoining states. From 1901 to 0914 Mr. Feick continued in business alone, but in the latter year took his son, John Charles, into a full partnership with him. He is a director of the Third National Bank, president of the Lake City Mortgage Company, vice president of the Brown Clutch Company, president of the Sandusky Development Company, and is connected with numerous other local enterprises.

On November 17, 1884, Mr. Feick married Elizabeth Zipfel, of Sandusky, a daughter of Constatine and Mary (Daniel) Zipfel, of Sandusky, natives of Baden, Germany, and Sandusky, Ohio, respectively. One son, John Charles, was born to Mr. And Mrs. Feick. He married Meyletta Tanbert [error - should be Mylitta Taubert], of Sandusky, and they have three children: Mary, John, and Edward. The son resides with his parents.

Mr. Feick belongs to the Episcopal Church. Active as a Republican, he served as a member of the city council, has been chairman of the county central committee of his party, and in 1916 was a delegate form the thirteenth district to the National Convention. He is a thirty-second degree and Shriner Mason, and also belongs to the Loyal Order of Moose, the Sandusky Auto Club, the Plum Creek Country Club, and was president and is now a director of the Sunyendeand Club, and president of the Builders and Traders Exchange. During all of his extensive building operations Mr. Feick has continued to live up the the high standard raised by his father, and enjoys today a reputation for efficiency and reliability second to none in his line in the state.


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