Private Jacob Stuck


Jacob Stuck was born in Pennsylvania circa 1830.  On December 27, 1853 he married Sarah Ann Miller, daughter of William and Mary Miller in Sunbury, Northumberland County, PA at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Jacob and his wife Sarah had at least one child together, James M. Stuck.  He enlisted in Company D, 74th PA Infantry on 4 March 1865 and mustered out on 29 August 1865 at Clarksburg, WV.  He resided in 1880 with another wife, Sophia, in Mifflin, PA and their son Charles on the 1880 US Federal Census.  He was survived by both Sarah A. and Sophia, and an unknown number of descendents.


Listed in the household of 1880 were at least eight grandchildren, ranging in ages from infant to 18 years of age.  His presumably first wife and he had at least one child together James M. Stuck.  James M Stuck would have three daughters, granddaughters to the Civil War veteran.  Two of these women would die spinsters and the oldest Mary Ellen Stuck would pass down this photograph of Jacob Stuck, Private, Company D, 74th PA Infantry.