John Luick

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Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn Joannes Ferdinand Luick

American businessman, founder of Luick Ice Cream

Born on April 5, 1840 in Niagara Falls, New York , United States

Died on April 1, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin , United States

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John Luick (born April 5, 1840 in Niagara Falls, New York – died March 30, 1938, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was the founder of Luick Ice Cream, which later became part of Sealtest Dairy.

...   John Luick (born April 5, 1840 in Niagara Falls, New York – died March 30, 1938, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was the founder of Luick Ice Cream, which later became part of Sealtest Dairy.


Life and career
Luick was born in Niagara Falls, New York to German-born parents Jacob and Elizabeth Luick. They moved to Milwaukee when John was 11 years old. At age 12, he began to work for Henry Miller, a confectioner. In 1861, he enlisted in the Union Army during the American Civil War, but returned to Milwaukee three months later due to ill health.In 1874, he purchased James Curry's Confectioner and Ice Cream Business. Making ice cream is what brought his fame. He is known for being the first person to sell "bricks" of ice cream that could be taken home. He also innovated new flavors of ice cream. His company developed new machinery that would allow fruits and nuts to be consistent throughout the ice cream rather than settling at the bottom. President Grover Cleveland served Luick Ice Cream at a White House State Dinner.Luick retired in 1903, leaving his business to his son. He died in 1938.


See also
The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear housed history and artifacts of Luick and his company, including an ice cream shop and soda counter.


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Biography from Wikipedia (see original) under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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