Death of Anthony Conk Many Years Ago he was Adjuntant of the Fourteenth Regiment "Colonel Anthony Conk, who has been quite ill for a long time, died at his residence, 176 Ryerson Street, yesterday (August 9, 1894) morning. He was 72 years old and was an old Brooklynite. For a number of years he was a member of one of Brooklyn's militia regiments, being adjuntant, and one of the best officers in that position Brooklyn has known, according to military authorities. Colonel Conk organized and took to the front the One Hundred and Thirty-Ninth Regiment of Volunteers, that command being one of the most distinctively Brooklyn regiments. His commission as colonel dated from September 9, 1862, and he served with the regiment until July 29, 1863, when he was discharged, being succeeded in command by Colonel S. H. Roberts, at one time postmaster of Brooklyn. Colonel Conk joined George C. Strong Post on January 26, 1885. He leaves a widow and several children. His funeral will take place from his late residence on Sunday afternoon at 2. Rev. J. J. Arnaud, pastor of the Orchard Primitive Methodist Church, the commander, will attend in a body and the ritual service of the Grand Army will be carried out. Colonel Conk will be buried at Greenwood in the family plot."
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