Born October, 1871
|Vencle Lasack is giving his time and attention to general farming on a tract of one hundred and ten acres in Oxford township, he having acquired this property through his own labor. He was born on the old home farm in this township in October, 1871, a son of Frank and Alberta Lasack, who, natives of Bohemia, emigrated to the United States in 1860 and located on land which the father purchased in Oxford township. They reared a family of eight children, namely: Michael and John, both residents of Oxford township; Albert, who makes his home in Oxford Junction; Adolf, also of Oxford Junction; Vencle, of this review; Anna, the wife of James Straka, a resident of Oxford township; Mrs. Christina Pecksh, who makes her home in Oxford Junction; and Vete, of Oxford township. The father is now deceased but the mother still survives and makes her home in Oxford Junction.
Vencle Lasack was reared on the home farm, being trained to the work of the fields during the spring and summer months, while in the winter seasons he pursued his studies in the common schools of the neighborhood. He continued to give his father the benefit of his services until the time of his marriage, when in 1894 he wedded Miss Mary Berneck, a native of Jones county. Her father is deceased but her mother is still living and makes her home in Oxford Junction.
Following his marriage Mr. Lasack located on the farm which his since been his home. The place comprises one hundred and ten acres of cultivable land and nine acres of timber land, all on section 25, Oxford township. Mr. Lasack has good buildings on the place, while his farm work is carried on in a manner that brings the best results.
Three sons and two daughters grace the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lasack, Frank, Mary C., John A., Anna M. and Vencle, Jr. Mr. Lasack is a democrat in his political views and at the present time, 1909, he is serving as school director. He is ever alert to every opportunity presented and by hard work and careful expenditure has come into possession of his excellent farm property.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 502.
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