Years in print:
On March 16, 1871, Puck (printed in German) was launched; on the same date in 1872, the English Puck made its bow to the St. Louis public. Louis Willich was its first editor, and the editorials were evidently first written in German and then translated for the English edition. Keppler's cartoons were printed from stone by the McLean Lithograph Company. It was not a financial success, and, after three or four years of ups and downs, it was discontinued. Keppler went East, and in March, 1877, again revived the paper. Its immense and almost immediate success East belongs in the history of Eastern journalism.
(From the Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri by Alexander N. De Menil, 1901).