As to our subject, Adolph Gluck, there's a curious article in Western States Jewish History Vol XXIX No. 4, Jul 1997, pp 249-253. The article, absent any footnotes or citations, makes some extraordinary claims including that Adolph was the "kinfolk" of celebrated composer Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) -- how this is deciphered when the parents of Adolph are unknown is interesting. It also states Adolph went to Dodge City first, "followed later by his timid young wife and three small sons" in 1878. Again, this statement (not to mention the characterization of Sophie) is without citation but perhaps points in the direction that Adolph did precede the rest of the family to Dodge City and lived a dual-residence life for some years.