Henry Augustus Wick was born in Shannon, Illinois on January 16, 1865. At the age of 12, with his family, he moved to a farm near Parkersburg, Iowa. In 1892, as a young man, he came to Lester and engaged in the hardware business, being also postmaster, as the post office was located in the store building at that time. Later he managed the city scale office for 11 years.

In 1892 he was married to Bertha Moberly and to them three children were born, two sons and a daughter. In 1904 Mrs. Wick died and in 1906 he was united in marriage to Lottie Campbell. To this union one daughter was born.

After giving up the scale office, he purchased a Lester meat market, which he operated for some years, until together with the Campbell brothers, his step-sons, he acquired the General Merchandise business in Lester, in which he was engaged the remainder of his life.

Many public offices were held by him. He was mayor of Lester for many years and after giving up this office, he served as town clerk during the rest of his life. Records show about 40 years on the Lester school board for Mr. Wick as president or member, giving his time and effort and assuming the responsibilities incurred in such a service.

He was a faithful member of the Masonic Lodge for many years. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge while it was maintained in Lester.

He served as trustee of the Local Methodist church and always helped to look after its business when that church was no longer served by a minister.