John Henry Korreck

Page 514 - John Henry Korreck, vice-president and general manager of the Pulte-Korreck machine Company, of Grand Rapids, was born in Detroit, January 28, 1884, the son of John J. and Elizabeth (Eickoph) Korreck, both of whom were natives of Germany, coming to the United States to settle in Detroit. They removed to Grand Rapids when their son was but three months of age. They are still living in that city. John Henry Korreck received his elementary education in the parochial school of St. Mary’s parish and after his graduation from that institution he took up the study of mechanical drawing in a Grand Rapids commercial school. When he had completed this course of study he served his apprenticeship as a machinist at the Perkins Company, where he worked for several years. In 1914, he went into business with F. E. Pulte, now deceased, and his son, Will Pulte, manufacturing cigar machines, bread selling machines, grease cabinets, drum pumps, and all kinds of dies, tools and jigs. The plant, which is located at 231 Ionia avenue, northwest, is thoroughly modern in every respect. During the World war the company did a considerable amount of work for the government. The success of the enterprise is due principally to the expert management of Mr. Korreck, and he has come to be recognized as one of the leading figures in manufacturing circles in the city. On October 20, 1909, he married Miss Josephine Mary Funke, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Frederick Funke, both of whom are now dead. To this union have been born ten children as follows: Dorothy, Arthur, Lillian, Carl, who died in infancy, John, Raymond, Frederick, Robert, Mary Josephine, and Richard. Mr. Korreck and his family are affiliated with St. Mary’s Catholic church.

Transcriber:  Nancy Myers
Created: 5 November 2002