We noticed an unusual name in Pierz Journal articles--among the Muellers, Heschs, Terhaars and Hartmanns, there was a farmer turned bar-owner in the 1913-1914-1915 era named Flaudy Litke. Pretty unusual name.
(Re: the first clipping, Horst wrote to say that New Pierz was actually Genola. From other clippings, there was a bar built near the train depot owned originally by John Schmolke, sold to Frank Hortsch, and as this blurb says, Flaudy and Frank traded business and farm, just like that!)
Larry found that Flaudy was short for Vladislaus, and that he died at 44 in 1918. He's buried in the Pierz Cemetery. Too bad we don't know more about him, huh? Looks like, for a few years, he was a live wire in the Pierz area. Here's his Find a Grave page.