Biography of Adolph Sucker
Cottonwood and Watonwan Counties, MN Biographies

Adolph Sucker is of German ancestry, but is himself a native American. He was born in Jackson county, Minnesota, March 30, 1876. He is a son of Richard Sucker, born in Germany, April 4, 1840, and Rosalie (Weber) Sucker, born in Germany, April 8, 1844, and died in Jackson county, Minnesota, April, 1887.

Richard Sucker came to America about 1863. He first located in Jefferson, Wisconsin, and remained there until 1872, when he removed to Jackson county, Minnesota, where he located on a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres of government land. He here established his home and engaged in farming until about 1903, when he removed to Lake Crystal, Minnesota, where he is at present living. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sucker were: Gustav H., William F., Minnie, Ida, John, Adolph, Herman, Conrad and Otto. The father and mother were members of the German Lutheran church. Politically, he is a Democrat.

Adolph Sucker was educated in the public schools of Jackson county and in Wilder Farm College and Cedar Rapids Business College. In his early manhood he learned the carpenter trade and followed this occupation for about three years. For about three years he was employed in a hardware store at Lakefield and Amboy, Blue Earth county, Minnesota. Then he engaged in the real estate business, in Amboy, for about one year. In January, 1902, he came to Lewisville and organized the Merchants State Bank and was made cashier of this institution, a position which he has held since the organization.

In 1903 Adolph Sucker was united in marriage to Ida Redetzke, daughter of Fred Redetzke, of Hebron, North Dakota. To this union five children have been born: Soezetta, Kermet, Fern, Kinten and Richard. Mr. and Mrs. Sucker are members of the German Lutheran church; he is at present treasurer of the local congregation; treasurer of village of Lewisville, and a director of Midland Trust and Savings Bank of St. Paul, Minn.

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