Source: Biographical Memoirs of Wabash County, Indiana (1901), 308-309.


Emanuel W. Giek, proprietor of the North Manchester Tile Works, ranks among the best of Wabash county's citizens and stands at the front of Chester township's hustling residents.

He was born in Chester township, this county, on August 19, 1867, his father, Michael Giek, being the well-known proprietor of the Giek brickyard. Young Emanuel was reared in the vicinity of North Manchester, and with the exception of five years spent with his father in Kansas, he has always lived in Wabash county, where he received his education in the common schools. In 1888 he formed a partnership with his father in the brickyard which the elder Giek had purchased in 1882. There was then a tile manufactory in connection with the plant, but in 1892 this branch of business was turned over to him and he has since operated it on his own account, making an eminent success. He was married April 11, 1889, to Miss Eva Parker, a daughter of the late John Wesley Parker, of Liberty Mills. Mrs. G. is a native of Wabash county also, having been born at Liberty Mills in 1870. Two children, Paul Andrew and Nellie Ethel, have appeared to gladden their home.