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John A. Stock

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John A. Stock
BornFebruary 8, 1827
Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany
DiedFebruary 8, 1911 (age 84)

John A. Stock (1827-1911) toured Europe as a magician for twelve years (1848-1860) then came to tour America in 1856, settling in Cincinnati where he ran the LaFayette Mall Theatre during the Civil War.


Stock performed both in the English and German language and was also a ventriloquist and musician.[1][2]

His son, George W. Stock, continued the magic tradition as a performer.


  1. Sphinx, February 1908
  2. Obit, Sphinx, March, 1911