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James Puck, proprietor of the Davenport House, which was erected in 1881 at a cost of $5,000. This house is a brick structure, and newly furnished; has a barn in connection 4th St., between Virginia and Court Sts. Mr. Puck was born in Germany in 1835; came to America in 1853, and settled in Davenport, Iowa In 1869 he came to Sioux City and engaged in farming; then became one of the proprietors of the Chicago House, where he remained three years.