The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 730, White Post Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"HENRY LUKEN was born in Prussia September 3, 1852, and is one of the nine children of JOHN and MARY (WILKE) LUKEN, named CATHERINE, SARAH, HARMON, ANNA, WILLIAM, HENRY, MINA, AUGUST and CHARLOTTE. The father, a native of Prussia, is a farmer, and now resides in Starke County, Indiana, aged about seventy-one years. When HENRY was sixteen years of age, he began the cabinet-maker's trade. In 1869, he came to America and for six years worked at his trade in Baltimore; he then came to Indiana, and followed his trade in La Fayette a year and a half (Tippecanoe County), and then moved to San Pierre, Starke County, and farmed three years. In March, 1882, he came to Medarysville, and here he conducts the leading saloon in the place. He was married, December 26, 1878, to JULIA DREBLO, who has borne him two children, named OTTO and KARL. MR. LUKEN is a Knight of Pythias and a member of the Lutheran Church."