Term: Stucki, Jacob 1857 - 1930
Definition: clergyman of Reformed Church in the U.S., missionary to Winnebago Indians, b. Diemtigen, Canton of Bern, Switzerland. He migrated to the U.S. in 1873, settling first in Toledo, Ohio. In 1882 he graduated from the Mission House Seminary near Plymouth, Wis., and from 1882 until shortly before his death, served as missionary to the Winnebago Indians near Black River Falls. Stucki was instrumental in reducing the Winnebago language to writing, translated part of the Bible into the written language, and also started an Indian boarding school near Black River Falls, which in 1920 was moved by his son and successor, Benjamin Stucki, to Neillsville and became the Winnebago Indian School. T. P. Bolliger, Wis. Winnebago Indians and the Reformed Church (Cleveland, 1922); A. V. Casselman, Winnebago Finds a Friend (2nd ed., Philadelphia, 1944).
[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]