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Carl Friederich Gotthlef Jockisch & Carls, Elenora Marie


Jokisch, Carl Friederich Gotthelf, (February 27, 1819 Saxony, Germany - March, 1874 age 54 )m: November 1, 1846 Elenora Marie Carls (1824 Hanover, Germany- April 1902 age 78).

Short Biography

Nine year old Carl accompanied his parents to America and became known as Charles. He was described as industrious as a boy. By saving and hard work he was able to purchase a small farm increasing it to 350 acres located in the valley of the Illinois river. In man hood he was quiet, worked on his farm and voted Republican.

                                Charles met a young German girl named Elenora Carls having come from Hanover, Germany with her father in 1843. They fell in love and were married when he was 27 . Her mother had died in Germany. They were married probably in the Methodist Episcopal Church where they were lifelong members.


Ten children were born to them. The youngest Henry after the death of his father returned home and manage the farm. Harry J. attended Wesleyan University of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and the Illinois State Normal School and taught in the schools of Beardstown. By the time his mother passed he was Superintendent of the school district.


Elenora or Elenore was 50 years old when her husband died. Many of her children were still at home. Elenore's eldest child Mary became very ill and passed away just after her mother. Their funerals were joined.


The children stayed close by and started their own farms. Their spouses and children all attended the German Methodist Episcopal Church.


1860 Beardstown, Cass, IL Census for (Illegible) Jockisch age 40 estimated birth yr 1820 Saxony Family number 1844 p.257 1860 Beardstown, Cass, IL Census for Ellen Jockisch age 36 estimated birth yr 1824 Hanover family number 1844 p257


Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for Marie Eleanora Jokisch Death date February 2,1918 Bluffsprings, Cass, IL age 83. Birthday August 28,1834 Germany. Father Henry Carls. Parent's birth place Germany. Occupation: at home. Burial date Feb. 5, 1918.

BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF CASS, SCHUYLER and BROWN COUNTIES, Illinois - 1892 Chicago: Biographical Review Publishing Co. Page 141

JOKISCH, CHARLES GOTTHELF , an old settler and farmer of Cass County, now deceased, was born in Saxony, Germany, February 27, 1819. He was one of nine children. His grandfather, believing that opportunities for young men were better in the United States than in Germany, urged his two sons and their families to immigrate to this country. This they did early in the thirties, and began farming in Cass County on Government land. The father of Gotthelf near fifty died in what is now Bluff Springs precinct. He had accumulated a fine property and left an estate valued at twenty-five thousand dollars. His aged father also died here. (For a fuller history of family see biography of William Jockisch.)


Charles Gotthelf grew up an industrious boy, and was ever afterward identified with the best interests of the county, but unfortunately died before he was very old. In spite of his early death he left an estate that was very valuable. His death occurred in March, 1874, in the fifty-fourth year of his age.

                                By industry and economy he first was able to buy a small farm, and from time to time increased it until he owned a property of 350 acres, most of it in a high state of cultivation. He was a quiet, good man, gave his entire time to his business, never engaged in politics, except to vote the Republican ticket.


He was married here to Carls, Elenora, of Hanover, Germany, November 1, 1846. Her mother had died in Germany, and she came to this country with her father and other members of the family in 1843, and has since lived in the borders of Cass County. Mrs. Jokisch is the youngest of the family now living. She has two brothers, George and Henry, both of this county. She is a well preserved lady and very intelligent. She and her husband were lifelong members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


She is the mother of ten children: Theophilus, Otto, George and Matilda (Loomis) are deceased; those living are: Maurice W., a farmer living in Virginia; Mary E., a noble character, living at home; Philip J., a very successful farmer of this township; Edward F., a successful farmer in Virginia; Harry J., now running the homestead, is a well educated farmer. He attended the high school of Virginia, and also the Wesleyan University of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and the Illinois State Normal School. He taught recently in the schools of Beardstown. He is industrious and knows how to put his education to good use. He clings to the same political faith as did his father, and bids fair to do that parent honor. Illinois: History of Cass County, Illinois, ed. William Henry Perrin. O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882. Cass County


JOKISCH, GOTTHALF deceased, was born in Saxony, Feb. 22, 1820; son of Charles G. and Mary E (Jacob) Jokisch, natives of Saxony, and parents of fifteen children, nine boys and six girls. Jokisch, Charles G., born June 20, 1796, was a farmer and distiller, and died in this county Oct. 9, 1851; his wife, born in 1794, died Jan. 24, 1835, in St. Louis, Mo., while on the way to this county. Gotthalf was always a farmer. In this county, Dec. 12, 1846, he married Carls, Eleanor, a native of Hanover, Germany, born Nov. 2, 1824, who bore him ten children:


Mary, Maurice, Phillip, Matilda, Amelia, Edward, Harry, Theophilus (deceased), George (deceased), and Otto (deceased). Mr. Jokisch was a member of the M.E. Church; he was a Republican. Jokisch Jacob Carls =Germany MO


JOKISCH, Gotthalf was always a farmer. In this county, he married Eleanor Carls, a native of Hanover, Germany bore him ten children, Mr. Jokisch was a member of the M.E. Church; he was a Republican.

Jokisch, Carl Friederich Gotthelf, (February 27, 1819 Saxony, Germany - March, 1874 age 54 )m: November 1, 1846 Elenora Marie Carls (1824 Hanover, Germany- April 1902 age 78).


A. Jokisch, Mary (1847- die at age 54)

1860 Beardstown, Cass, IL Census for Mary Jockisch age 13 estimated birth year 1847 IL. Family number 1844 p. 257

B. Jokisch, Maurice, William, or William "Morris" (September 21, 1849/1850 Bluff' Springs, IL-, January 12, 1944) m: December 4, 1874 Musch, Mary (December 7, 1854/1855 -April 28, 1910) Father: Mush, John


1860 Beardstown, Cass, IL Census for Merit Jockisch age 10 estimated birth year 1850 IL. Family number 1844 p. 257


1880 Township 18 N, Range 11 W. Cass, IL for William M. Jockish age 30 born 1850, IL Parents born in Germany. Farmer. Married: Mary age 25 (born 1855 IL), Parents born in Germany. Children: John H. age 3 born 1877 and P. R. age 1 born 1879 IL. Men living with them: Lewis Lenhardt age 22 Laborer and Charles Wilson age 25 School Teacher.


Jokisch, Morris -Virginia Gazette January 14, 1944 - Submitted by Ernie Launer



Morris Jokisch, 94, one of Virginia's oldest residents, died shortly before noon Wednesday at the White Convalescent home. He was a lifelong resident of Cass county. Mr. Jokisch was born near Bluff' Springs September 21, 1849, the son of Chas. G, and Elnora Carls Jokisch. In December 1874, he was married to Mary Musch, who preceded him in death on April 28, 1910. In 1880 he moved to a farm five miles southeast of Virginia and farmed extensively until 1927.


He is survived by nine children, Howard, Robert, Elmer, Reuben, and Arthur, of this city; Lloyd of Springfield, Albert, of Covina Calif. Mrs. William Allison, of Mason City and Mrs. Walter Way, of Goodland. Kansas; one brother, Edward Jokisch of Virginia, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.


Funeral services for Mr. Jokisch will be held at two o'clock this afternoon at the Methodist church with Dr. M. M. Blair, officiating. Mrs. J. S, Haywood will sing "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Nearer My God To Thee" accompanied by Mrs. Lyle Turner.


Pallbearers will be Roy Jokisch and Ralph Jokisch, of Virginia; Earl Hackman, Morton Hackman and Lorenzo Burris of Arenzville, and Oswell Jisch, of Beardstown. Burial will be in Walnut Ridge cemetery.


JOKISCH, Mary (Musch) - Virginia Illinois Gazette April 29, 1910 - Submitted by Ernie Launer

Mrs. Jokisch Expires


Mary Musch was born in Cass County December 7, 1854 and died at her late home east of town yesterday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church Rev. E. M. Jeffers officiating and interment will be made in Walnut Ridge cemetery.


The deceased was married December 4, 1874, to Morris Jokisch and to them nine children were born, all of whom survive. They are Howard, Robert, Elmer, Reuben, Lloyd, Arthur, Albert, and Lena, all of this vicinity and Mrs. Grace Allison of Muskogee, Okla. The husband also survives together with twelve sisters and brothers. They are Frank Musch, Hartford, Kan.; John Musch, Chapin; Mrs. Lena Carls, Beardstown; Mrs. George Harris, Edmund Okla.; Mrs. George Cosner, Lake Charles, La.; Mrs. L. L. Savage, Ashland; Mrs. W. B. Conover, Lake Arthur, La.; Mrs. Julia Selman, Bloomfield, Iowa; Mrs. C. H. Bentley, Lebanon, Mo.; Mesdames Herman Carls and J. A. Thornborrow and W. H. Musch of this city.


The aged father, John Musch also survives. The deceased had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for thirty-three years. She was a member of the Martha society and a prominent church worker. She had spent her whole life in this community. Her last illness was prolonged and her death was not unexpected.



     1. Jokisch, John "Howard" (1877IL-) m: Bowman, Ella "Mae" (Oct. 9, 1883 Cass, IL- Aug. 21, 1980 age 96) Parents: Bowman, Williams C (1850 North Carolina-) & Lucy E (1862 Missouri-)


     1930 Virginia, Cass, IL Census Howard age 53, Mae age 46, Marjory age 17, Dorothy age 15, John H age 3 and parent (widowed) Morris Jokisch age 80.


     JOKISCH, John Howard - Submitted by Ernie Launer August 3, 1951 John Howard Jokisch Dies John. Howard Jokisch, 76, retired insurance man of Virginia, died Saturday night at the walker Nursing home following a long illness.


     Remains were taken to the Massie Funeral Home in Virginia and later removed to the family residence where friends may call. Services will be held at 2.30 o'-clock tomorrow afternoon at the Virginia Methodist church. Interment will be in the Walnut Ridge cemetery.


     Mr. Jokisch was born at Bluff Springs, July 29, 1876. He was active in organizing the Cass County Farm Bureau and later the Cass County Mutual Fire Insurance company, serving as its secretary for 27 years when he resigned due to ill health. He also served as secretary and adjuster for the Country Mutual Fire company, Chicago, for 15 years. He was president of the district Mutual Cyclone Insurance company, Springfield for two years preceding his retirement.


     He was a member of the Virginia Methodist church, the Masonic lodge, and served on many boards and committees during his lifetime.

     He is survived by his wife, the former Bowman, Mae; four daughters, Mrs. Reta Pratt, Springfield; Mrs. John Ross, Chicago; Mrs. George Henderson, Tullula; Mrs. Crum Sinclair, Virginia; one son; John Howard Jokisch, Jr. Birmingham, Alabama; four grandchildren: six brothers, Robert, Elmer, Reuben, and Albert, all of Virginia, Lloyd of Springfield and Arthur of Jacksonville, and two sisters, Mrs. William Allison of Mason City and Mrs. Walter Way of Goodland, Kansas, also survive.


     JOCKISCH, Mae - Virginia Gazette Thursday Aug. 21, 1980 - Submitted by Ernie Launer Mae Jockisch


     Mae Jockisch, 96, of Virginia, died Aug. 8 at the Jacksonville Convalescent Center.


     She was born Oct. 9, 1883 in Cass County, a daughter of William and Emma Boatman Bowman. Her husband, Howard, died in 1952.


     Surviving are three daughters, Rita Reathaford of Moweaqua, Mary Faetz of Mesa, Ariz. and Dorothy Sinclair of Virginia; a son John Howard Jockisch, Jr. of Plymouth, Mich. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


     She was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers and sister.

     Services were held Aug. 11 at the Massie Funeral Home with the Rev. Allan Simms officiating. Greg Mahlandt was the Organist. Pallbearers include Ron Stevens, Robert Jokisch, Roger Jokisch, Harry Devlin, Dave Sinclair and Edward Mefford.

          a. Jokisch, Reta D. (1906 IL-) m: Pratt, H. Albert

               1. Pratt, Victor E

               2. Pratt, Glenn J.

     b. Jokisch, Mary E (1908 IL-)

          c. Jokisch, Margarie G. (Marjory) (1914 IL-)

          d. Jokisch, Dorothy M. (1915 IL-)

          e. Jokisch, John H. (@1927 IL -)

     2. Jokisch, Robert P or P. Robert (1879 IL-) m. Steinbrink, Wilhelmina (Minnie) (1876 IL-)

          a. Jokisch, Maurice

     3. Jokisch, Elmer E. (1883 IL-) m. Miller, Florence (1897 IL-) Parents born in IL.

1910 Philadelphia, Cass, IL Census for Elemer E Jokisch age 27 single living with James and Dora Finch.

1930 Philadelphia, Cass, IL Census Elmer age 47 married to Florence age 32 and daughter Helen age 13.

          a. Jokisch, Helen (1917 Philadelphia Precinct, Cass, IL- January 19, 1935 Philadelphia, Cass, IL 18) Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for Helen Louise Jokisch

     4. Jokisch, Grace M. m: Allison, William

          a. Allison, William

          b. Allison, LeRoy

          c. Allison, Paul

     5. Jokisch, Ruben H (1887 IL-)

     6. Jokisch, Lloyd William (1893 IL-) m: Hill, Margaret

     7. Jockisch, Arthur R (Aug. 29, 1895/1896, Virginia, IL -July 17, 1994, Broken Arrow, OK) m. Sept 23, 1916, Virginia- Steinbrink, Monell (Indiana- April 29, 1989).

1920 Virginia Precinct Virginia City Third ward, Cass, IL for Arthur Jockisch age 24 estimated birth yr 1896 IL married Monell age 22 estimated birth year 1898 Indiana. Child: Darrell age 2 y 6 m estimated birth year 1918 IL.

1930 Philadelphia Cass, IL Census Arthur was 34 married to Monell age 33 with 2 children: Darrell age 12 and Maragaret age 8.

     Arthur R. Jokisch, 98, died Sunday, July 17, 1994, in Broken Arrow, Okla. He was born Aug. 29, 1895, in Virginia, the son of Morris and Mary Musch Jokisch. He married Monell Steinbrink, on Sept 23, 1916, in Virginia. She preceded in death April 29, 1989.

     He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James D.(Margaret) Sandidge of Tulsa, Okla.; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 12 great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Darrell; six brothers and two sisters.

     He was a member of the Church of Christ of Jacksonville He was a farmer for many years. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Cody and Son Memorial Home with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. Friends may call one hour before time of services. Memorials are suggested to the Church of Christ.

          a. Jokisch, Darrell (1918 or so IL-)

          b. J Jokisch, Margaret (1922 or so IL-) m: Sandidge , James D.

8. Jokisch, Albert E. or W. (1857 IL-December 1947) m: September 8,1880 Arnoldi, Jennie Margaret ( March 22,1862-October 5,1950) buried in original section of Beardstown City Cemetery


Jokisch, Jennie Margaret - Illinoisan Star Friday October 6, 1950 Mrs. Jokisch Dies Here

Mrs. Jennie Margaret Jokisch of Bluff Springs, widow of the late Albert Jokisch, died at 1:30 yesterday afternoon at Schmitt Memorial hospital where she had been a patient since last Thursday.


The body was taken to Cline's Funeral Home to be prepared for burial. Friends may call from 7 to 9 o'clock tomorrow night at Cline's Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the late home in Bluff Springs Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Bluff Springs Methodist Episcopal church by the Rev. J. D. Reed. Interment will be in the city cemetery.


Mrs. Jennie Margaret Jokisch was born March 22, 1862 in Cass county, the daughter of Arnoldi,. Ernest and Amelia She was married September 8, 1880 to Albert Jokisch at the home of her parents, southwest of Bluff Springs.


Mr. Jokisch preceded her in death in December 1947. Surviving are six children, Arthur Jokisch, Mrs. Florence Bins, Rudolph Jokisch, Mrs. Tink, Alma, Jokisch, Bertha and Mrs. Clayton, Laura all of Bluff Springs neighborhood, 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Jokisch lived her entire life in the Bluff Springs vicinity. She was a member of the Bluff Springs M. E. church and was always active in church work.

          a. Jokisch, Arthur W (1882 IL-)

          b. Jokisch, Florence m: Bins,

          c. Jokisch, Rudolph H. (1886 IL-)

          d. Jokisch, Alma A (1888 IL-) m: Tink

          e. Jokisch, Bertha E. (1890 IL-)

          f. Jokisch, Laura M (1893 IL-)m: Clayton

9.      Jokisch, Lena M. (1899 IL- ) m: Way, Walter

          a. Way, Russell D.

C. Jokisch, John "Phillip" (January 26, 1852 Cass Co IL-April 14,1928 Bluff Springs, Cass, IL age 76) Farmer m: February 7, 1884 Hackman, Sarah Lydia (October 28, 1858 Arenzville, IL- November , 1933) Parents: Hackman, Fred and Minnie M. (Meyer)


1860 Beardstown, Cass, IL Census for Philip Jockish age 8 estimated birth yr 1852 IL. Family number 1844 p. 257.

Information for death comes from Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for Phillip Jockish

In the 1930 census Sarah was 72 and widowed living with her daughter Inez and son-in-law Oscar E Chamber.


BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF CASS, SCHUYLER and BROWN COUNTIES, Illinois - 1892 Chicago: Biographical Review Publishing Co. Page 377

Jokisch, PHILIP, a practical young farmer, living on a beautiful farm of 140 acres almost all highly improved, and the same supplied with good farm buildings, was born on the Jokisch homestead belonging to his father, Charles G., in this township January 26, 1854. He was reared and educated in his native county. When arrived at manhood's estate he began farming on his own account. He is the second son and third child of his father, Charles Jokisch (see his biography).


Mr. Philip Jokisch had but limited opportunities for acquiring an education, but is a bright intelligent man, and has been very prosperous. His present farm has been improved by him and lies in the valley of the Illinois river. He has owned this fine farm about ten years and in that time has built the nice residence they occupy. The land has advanced in value since he bought it, and is now very valuable, and he has made his money by hard work.


He was married in this county, near Arenzville, to Miss Hackman, Sarah, born in this county on her father's old homestead, near Arenzville, October 28, 1869. She was carefully reared by good parents and received a good education in the schools of the section, and at those of Jacksonville, Illinois. She is the fifth child and fourth daughter of Hackman, Fred and Minnie M. (Meyer), natives of Hanover, Germany.


They grew up in that country, but came to this country when young and single, and were afterward married in Cass county where they began their married life near Arenzville. Here they accumulated a fine property of 400 acres of land. They are still living there and now enjoy the fruits of their labors. Mr. Hackman is not in good health, but Mrs. Hackman is as well as one of her age and after her life of hard work could expect to be. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


Mr. and Mrs. Jokisch are members of the German Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a Republican in politics. They are the parents of four children: Oswell, Orin P., Viola E. and Verna M. Mr. and Mrs. Jokisch are good, reliable farmers, and are highly respected by all who know him.


Jokisch, Sarah Lydia (Hackman) -

Illinoisan Star Saturday November 11, 1933. Submitted by Ernie Launer OLD RESIDENT OF CASS DIES AT HER HOME


Mrs. Philip Jokisch, lifelong resident of Cass county, died at her home in Bluff Springs this morning at 6:15 o'clock following an illness of several months.

The body was brought to Beardstown and taken to Cline Funeral home to be prepared for burial, and will be taken back to the home in Bluff Springs Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon from the late home in Bluff Springs at 2 o'clock. Sarah Lydia Hackman was born on October 28, 1857 near Arenzville, Ill., where she lived until her marriage to Philip Jokisch on February 7, 1884. Following her marriage she resided on a farm south of Bluff Springs where she has lived until her death this morning.


The deceased was a member of the German M. E. church at the Jockisch settlement until that church was discontinued, when the memberships were transferred to the Bluff Springs Methodist church and up to the time of her illness she was an active worker in the Ladies Aid Society of which she was a member.


Mr. Jokisch preceded her in death on April 14, 1928 and her son Orin on February 14, 1928. A daughter , Edna also preceded her in childhood. One brother Henry Hackman and two sisters Mrs. Minnie Winklehake and Mrs. Sophia Kors have also passed away.

                                The surviving are the following children: Mr. Oswell Jokisch, of Bluff Springs: Mrs. Viola Fiedler, Springfield: Mrs. Verna Thompson, Mrs. Inez Chambers and Mrs. Irene Seaman of Bluff Springs, together with one sister Miss Tillie Hackman of Beardstown and two brothers, Herman Hackman of Beardstown and Ed Hackman of near Arenzville, and nine grandchildren.


     1. Jokisch, Fredrick Oswell ( December 20, 1884IL- December 2, 1970) m: Welfare, Dora E ( March 12, 1888 Beardstown, IL-April 20, 1945 Beardstown, Cass, IL) Parents: Wellfare, F. C. & Warner, Elmira

Jokisch, Frederick Beardstown Illinoisan Star Wednesday December 2, 1970 - Submitted by Ernie Launer


Frederick Oswell Jokisch, 85, a lifelong Cass County farmer, died at the Memorial Hospital in Springfield at 6:25 a. m. today.

He was born in Cass County on December 20, 1884, the son of John and Sarah Hackman Jokisch. He was married to Dora Welfare on January 1, 1925. Mrs. Jokisch passed away on April 20, 1945.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Bluff Springs and Cass Lodge A. M. and F. M. of the Masons.

He was also preceded in death by one son, one granddaughter, his parents, one brother and three sisters.

He is survived by two sons, John Jokisch of rural Bluff Springs, and Luron Jokisch of Arlington, Texas; two granddaughters, four grandsons, and one great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Chambers of Bluff Springs, and Mrs. Irene Seaman of rural Beardstown; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Cline Funeral Home on Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Fred Harris of Jacksonville officiating. Burial will be in the City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cline Funeral Home Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p. m.

          a. Jokisch, Luron O

          b. Jokisch, John P. maybe m. Ernest, Myrtle of IL and had a son named

     1. Jokisch, Harvey (May 8,1916 -May 26,1916 7TH & CAROLINE, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR CO., ILL.)

     2. Jokisch, Leroy H (October 10,1921 Maseontah, IL-June 28,1926 Belleville, St. Clair, IL. Father John F. Jockisch born in Summerfield, IL. Mother Mertle Ernst born in Engelsmann Township, IL. Burial : June 30,1926 Maseontah, IL Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for Leroy H. Jockish

     3. Jokisch H, Theron Charles (February 25, 1931Bluff Springs, IL- December 15,1943 Broadwell, Logan, IL bur: Beardstown, Cass, IL, City Cemetery)

     2. Jokisch, Orin Philip (1887 IL-February 14, 1928).

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for Oren Phillip Jockish death date February 14,1928 Bluff Springs, Cass IL age 41 born May 24,1886 Bluff Spring Twp., IL. Father: Phillip Jockish born in Cass County, IL. Mother Sarah Hackman born in Cass County, IL. Oren Phillip was a farmer. Burial date February 17,1928 Cass Co

Jokisch, Oren Philip - Illinoisan Star Wednesday February 15, 1928

Oren Jokisch Dies At Home, Near Bluff Springs, Last Night Oren Philip Jokisch son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Jokisch residing south of Bluff Springs, passed away at 10:30 o'clock last night following an illness of six days duration.


The deceased was 41 years, 8 months, and 29 days of age at the time of his death. He was never married and having made his home with his parents.


He was taken ill with pneumonia last Thursday and has been critically ill since that time. Everything possible was done for his relief but he gradually grew worse succumbing last night.


He is survived by his parents, one brother, Oswald, and four sisters, Mrs. Chas. Feidler, Springfield and Mrs. Wm. Thompson Mrs. Oscar Chambers and Mrs. Roy Seaman all of Bluff Springs.


Funeral services will be held Friday, February 17th, at the home at 2 o'clock and interment will be made at the Jockisch cemetery.

     3. Jokisch, Viola E.(1888 IL- ) m: Fiedler, Charles A. 1920 38th Precinct Springfield City Election, Sangamon, IL Viola was single, age 32 and lived with Campbell, Walter A (38) & Sue V (39) and their children John E.(15) and Walter A.(6) besides Ethel Jones age 28. They are all of the White race.


     a. Fiedler, infant son

     b. Fielder, Dorothy V

          c. Fielder, Verne O

          d. Fielder, Charles F.

4.      Jokisch, Verna M. (1891 IL-) m: Thompson, William

a.           Thompson, William H.

          b. Thompson, Edna M.

     5. Jokisch, Edna

     6. Jokisch, Inez M. (1899 IL-) m: Chambers, Oscar age 41 in bluff springs, Cass, IL 1930 Census Inez was 31 in the 1930 Census Oscar's father and mother were both born in IL

          a. Chambers, Charles M. age 5 in 1930 census

          b. Chambers, Roy E. age 3 in the 1930 Census

     7. Jokisch, Irene A. (1899 IL-) m: Seaman, Roy

          a. Seaman, Leland F.

          b. Seaman, Roy W.

D. Jockisch, Matilda (1854 IL-)


1860 Beardstown, Cass, IL Census for Matilda Jockisch age 6 estimated birth yr 1854 IL

Family number 1844 p. 257.


E. Jokisch, Louise m. Loomis, Henry

     1. Loomis, Marie


F. Jokisch, John Theophilus (Mar 15, 1856- Oct 22, 1864) - s/o G. & E. 1860 Beardstown, Cass, IL Census for (illegible) Jockish age 4 estimated birth year 1856, IL Family number 1844 p. 257


G. Jokisch, Amelia Pauline (March 26,1859 Bluff Spring, IL -November 19, 1932 Beardstown, Cass, IL) m: March 8, 1882 Hackman, Edward F (-Nov. 28, 1855 -- February 29,1940 84 years old)

1860 Beardstown, Cass, IL Census for Amelia Jockish age 1 estimated birth year 1859 IL. Family number 1844 p. 257.

Cass County Death Index 1916-1950



HACKMAN, Amelia Jokisch - Virginia Gazette Friday November 25, 1932 - Submitted by Ernie Launer

Hold Rites For Mrs. Ed Hackman, Impressive Services are Held At Home And Church Short funeral services were held at 12:30 o'clock Monday at the late home near Arenzville for Mrs. Ed. Hackman and were conducted from St Peter's Lutheran Church at one o'clock by Rev. Kenneth Bruno Newman. Mrs. Tillie Schweer and Mrs. Edward Hunter sang "Lead Kindly Light," "Asleep in Jesus," and "Jesus Lover of My Soul," during the services.


Interment was made in the Hackman cemetery with the following casket bearers: Oliver Hackman, Rudy Meyers, August Hansmier, Julius Jokisch, Herman Lovekamp, and William Winkleman.

Flower girls were: Mrs. Dora Hackman, and the Misses, Mary Janet Hackman, Annie Marie Hackman and Zelma Hackman.


Jokisch, Amelia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Jokisch was born March 26th, 1859 near Bluff Springs and passed away at the Schmitt Memorial hospital in Beardstown, Saturday November 19. On March 8th, 1882 she was united in marriage to Edward Hackman, who survived her with five children: Morton at home, Orville and Elmer of near this city, Mrs. Cora Burrus and Earl Hackman of near Arenzville.


Mrs. Hackman was a devoted member of the German Methodist church and attended regularly until it was disbanded in that community. She was a quiet loving wife who took a keen interest in her home and extended a hearty welcome to all her friends.


HACKMAN, Edward F. - Submitted by Ernie Launer E. F. Hackman Dies; Funeral is Saturday Lifelong Cass Countian Succumbs at Hospital after Illness Edward F. Hackman, lifelong resident of Cass county and a prominent farmer in the Arenzville community, died at 5:30 p.m. yesterday at the Schmitt Memorial hospital in Beardstown.

                                ont size="6">More than 84 years old, Mr. Hackman died at the hospital after a six weeks illness. He entered the hospital last Friday.

The remains were removed to his late residence in Arenzville township. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. K. Bruno Newman officiating. Interment will be in Hackman cemetery, northwest of Arenzville.

Pallbearers will be Glen W. Davis, Virginia: Loren and Clifford Burrus, Arenzville; John Hackman, Wilmington; Edward Hackman, Arenzville, and Robert Farrar, Beardstown. The flower girls will be granddaughters of the decedent.


Mr. Hackman was born Nov. 28, 1855 on a farm in Arenzville township, the son of John-Frederick and Engeline Meyer Hackman. He resided with his parents until his marriage on March 8, 1882, to Miss Amelia Paulina Jokisch. She died in November, 1932. He retired from active farming in 1914.


He served his district as school director and as treasurer of the school board. For three years he was a district commissioner. He was member of the Methodist church.


Surviving are the following children: Elmer F., Virginia; Orville E., Decatur; Mrs. Lorenzo Burrus, Arenzville; Morton H. and Earl R., at home; one sister, Miss Matilda Hackman, Beatrice, Neb., and ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


HACKMAN, Edward F.

Edward F. Hackman, a farmer of section 26, township 17, range 12, was born at his father's home, in this county, November 28, 1857. He is the second son and fifth child. His parents were John Frederick and Inglebert (Meyer) Hackman, natives of Hanover, Germany, coming of pure German ancestry. They came to America in 1835, with their respective families. They grew up, were married in Cass county, and soon afterward settled on a farm in Indian Creek precinct, and later, they came to Arenzville precinct, where they purchased their present home. They bought from time to time, and made improvements, and now have a beautiful home. (For further particulars, with regard to ancestry, see biography of William Hackman.)


Edward was reared on his father's farm and remained there until he was twenty-five years old. He has since tilled his own farm. He has resided on the farm he now owns for eleven years, and last year, 1890, he bought it. It is a fine farm, and he has made many improvements upon it. It contains 240 acres. He was married here to Amelia Jokish, an accomplished young lady, born and reared in the county. Since her marriage, she has been a devoted wife and mother. (For family history, see biography of C.G. Jokisch.) Mr. and Mrs. Hackman are the parents of five children: Elmer, Orville E., Cora M., Morton H., and Earl R. All are bright, smart children. Mr. and Mrs. Hackman are members of the Emanuel Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Mr. Hackman has been Steward for five years. He is a Republican in politics, and is very prominent in politics.


Mr. John Frederick and wife have lived honored lives in the county, and their sons and daughters are a credit to them. The father and sons are all strong Republicans, and the former is seventy-five years of age, but he is in poor health, and for the past ten years has been retired from active business. He was one of the first members of the Emanuel Methodist Episcopal Church of this place. His wife is also a member of the same, and is seventy-two years of age. They have eight children living: Wilhelmenia, widow of Henry Winkle, residing in Beardstown, mother of three bright daughters; Herman; Sophia, wife of M. L. Korse, a hardware dealer of Beatrice, Nebraska; Matilda is at home keeping house for her parents; Edward; Sarah, wife of Philip Jokisch; Henry, of the firm of Korse & Hackman, hardware dealers at Beatrice, Nebraska.


Herman Hackman is a prominent young farmer and stock-raiser, yet single, of section 30, township 17, and range 11. He manages his father's old homestead of 319 acres, and has run it on his own account for the past ten years. He was born on this farm, May 6, 1850, and was reared and received his first education in the county; later he attended a commercial school in St. Louis. He has always followed the vocation of farming, and is a hard-working young man. He, like his father and brothers, is a staunch Republican in politics, and a Methodist in religion.

1.      Hackman, Elmer m: Stout, Stella


a.         ; Hackman, Lena M.

2.     Hackman, Orville E. m. 10/07/1908 Schweer, Marie E. (died)

         a. Hackman, Mary J.

          b. Hackman, John E (September 11,1977) m: June of 1937 Davis, Helen Grace (September 27, 1909 Virginia -February 11, 2004) daughter: Davis, Jacob and Lenna Way


HACKMAN, Helen Grace - Star-Gazette, Beardstown, Illinois, February 19, 2004 - Submitted by Carol Orwig


Helen Grace Hackman, 94, of Springfield and formerly of Virginia and Vandalia, died Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at Oak Terrace Healthcare Center in Springfield.


She was born September 27, 1909 in Virginia, the daughter of Jacob and Lenna Way Davis. She married John Edward Hackman in June of 1937 and he preceded her in death on September 11, 1977.


She is survived by one son, J. Richard (wife, M. Judith) Hackman of Bethany, CT; two granddaughters, Laura Dianne Hackman of New Canaan, CT and Julia Beth (husband, W. Trexler) Profit of Riverside, CA; three great-grandchildren; a sister Julia Lee "Judy" (husband John) Schaeffer of Springfield; two nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Glen Davis and on niece.


Mrs. Hackman devoted her life to the care, well-being and education of children. She taught elementary school for many years in Virginia and St. Elmo. She was active member of the United Methodist Churches in Virginia and Vandalia.


Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14 at First Presbyterian Church in Virginia, with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia.


     1. Hackman, J. Richard m: M. Judith

          a. Hackman, Laura Dianne

          b. Hackman, Julia Beth m: Proffitt, W. Trexler

         c. Hackman, Helen G m: 2nd, Atchison, H. M.

     3. Hackman, Cora P. m: October 27, 1909 Burrus, Lorenzo (October 30, 1886 Arenzville, IL-September 19,1952)

BURRUS, Lorenzo Dow - Illinoisan Star Saturday September 20, 1952 - Submitted by Ernie Launer Lorenzo Burrus, Prominent Arenzville Farmer, Is Found Dead at Vette Slough

Lorenzo Dow Burrus, 65, prominent Cass farmer who resided five miles east of Arenzville, was found dead at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon on the bank of the Vette slough, 4_ miles east and north of Beardstown. The strain of pulling out a fish basket from the slough was evidently too much for his heart. He had been in failing health for the past year and had been under a physician's care. He was found where he had fallen back on the bank.

H. A. Beard, who resides on the Hager farm nearby and was in route upstream in his motor boat saw Burrus fishing at the stream at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning and talked to him. Burrus was interested in finding a good spot for a duck blind as well as in fishing. When Beard returned downstream about 3 p. m. he found Burrus dead.

Deputy Coroner Paul Harrison was called, as well as game warden Red Elmore and Cass Sheriff Nick Long. No coroner's jury will be held since Burrus had been under the care of a physician and the cause of his death was evident.

The body was removed to the Schaefer Funeral home in Meredosia where services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Interment will be in the Arenzville cemetery.

The family will meet friends from 7 to 9 p. m. tonight at the funeral home in Meredosia.

Mr. Burrus was president of the board of the Jacksonville Production Credit association, an office he had held for several years. Since the organization was started in the middle 1930s he had served on the board.

He was a member of the firm of Burrus Brothers and Associated Growers, producers of hybrid seed corn and was active in the Cass County Farm Bureau. Farming was his life work.

He was born near Arenzville. October 30, 1886. He was married to Cora Hackman October 27, 1909.

Surviving are his widow and three children. Mrs. Wilma Thrasher at home, Clifford Burrus of Arenzville, route 2, and Loren Burrus of Jacksonville, route 4. There are six grandchildren. He also leaves a brother, Harold, of Fort Worth, Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Carls of Arenzville and Mrs. Ellis Brockhouse of Chapin. He was a member of the Arenzville Methodist church. Two brothers. Roy and Wilbur and a sister, Golda. preceded him in death.

     a. Burrus, Wilma m: Thrasher, Willis

     1. Thrasher, Shirley D.

          b. Burrus, Clifford

     c. Burrus, Loren (Feb. 7, 1915, Arenzville, IL -March 29, 2005) m: June 9, 1946 Virden, IL Bertolino, Marie

BURRUS, Loren W. - Submitted by Ernie Launer Loren W. 'Pete' Burrus 1915-2005


Loren W. "Pete" Burrus, 90, of rural Jacksonville, died Tuesday morning, March 29, 2005, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 7, 1915, in Arenzville, the son of Lorenzo and Cora Hackman Burrus. He married Marie Bertolino on June 9, 1946, at St Catherine's Catholic Church in Virden, and she survives.


He is also survived by one son, Jim (wife, Mary) of Jacksonville; one daughter, Lou Ann (husband, Ron) Sweatman of Virginia; three granddaughters, Gina Holtz, Heather Viele and Angi Bobsin; four great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Clifford (surviving wife, Frances Burrus of Virginia); and one sister, Wilma Thrasher.


Mr. Burrus farmed in the Arcadia area his entire life and served as road Commissioner in Arcadia for several years. He was a member of the Church of Our Saviour and former member of the ATA in Arcadia He enjoyed duck hunting and was named the 2000 Conservation Farm Family of the Year.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 am. Friday at the Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, with burial at Arenzville North Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, where family will meet friends following a 5:15 p.m. prayer service until 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Memorial Hospital Hospice or the Church of Our Saviour. Condolences may be left at


a. Burrus, Jim m: Mary

b. Burrus, Lou Ann m: Sweatman, Ron

4. Hackman, Morton H.

5. Hackman, Earl R. m: Korsmeyer, Edna

    a. Hackman, Anna M.

     b. Hackman, Edward J

     c. Hackman, Marylyn

H. Jokisch, George H


I. Jokisch, Franklin E m: Hegeman, Sarah


1. Jokisch, Roy E. (1890 IL -) m: Sudbrink, Josephine (@1889 IL-) Parents: Sudbrink, William and Janet Taylor

1920 Virginia Precinct, Cass, IL had Roy E age 29 born around 1891 in IL married and head of household. Josephine age 31

1930 Virginia, Cass, IL Census Roy age 40, Josephine age 41, Janet age 8 and Sarah K age 3.

Jokisch, Josephine (Sudbrink) - newspaper unknown Services held Wednesday for Mrs. R. Jokisch - Passes Away Monday At Barnes Hospital


Largely attended funeral services for Mrs. Josephine S. Jokisch were held Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in this city with Rev. T. C. Burton officiating. Organ music was furnished by Mrs. Otto L. Dour. Burial was in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.


Casket bearers were Edwin and Clifford Sudbrink, Charles Caldwell, Gene Brockhouse, Elmer Jurgens, Eugene Clemons, Luren and Jokisch, John . Miss Betty Nan Anderson and Miss Louise Ruppel assisted with the flowers. Mrs. Jokisch submitted to surgery on Thursday of last week at Barnes hospital in St. Louis and her condition was reported to be satisfactory. On Sunday morning, she became worse, and passed away Monday at 4:30 a.m.


Mrs. Jokisch was the daughter of, Sudbrink, William and Janet Taylor and spent here [her] entire life in the community. She is survived by her husband, Jokisch, Roy, two daughters, Mrs. Adkins, Walter and Mrs. Davidsmeier, Russell, both of this city, two sisters, Mrs. Otto Wernsing of Decatur and Miss Mary Sudbrink of this city. She was a member of the local Presbyterian church and was active in its various departments, particularly the choir and the Missionary society. Her passing will be felt keenly by the entire church, as the well as the community

     a. Jockisch, no name (Female) (November 30, 1919 - November 30,1919 Road district, Cass, IL . Buried November 30,1919 Walnut Ridge.

     b. Jockisch, Janet (@1922 IL - )m: Adkins, Walter

     c. Jockisch, Sarah K (@1927 IL-) m: Davidsmeier, Russell

         2. Jokisch, Earl

         3. Jokisch, Ralph

There are at least two other Ralph Jokisch.

Jokisch, Juanita L. (Shinn) - Virginia Gazette Thursday February 20, 1975 - Submitted by Ernie Launer. Mrs. Ralph Jokisch passes away Monday


Mrs. Juanita L. Shinn Jokisch 80 of rural Virginia died Monday February 17th at Schmitt Memorial Hospital in Beardstown.


Mrs. Jokisch was born November 23, 1894, in St. Louis. She married Ralph Jokisch and he survives. Also surviving are a son Jokisch, Wilbur Daniels of Tucson, Arizona, four grandchildren: and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, 2 p. m. at Massie Funeral Home with Reverend Charles Collisson officiating.


Pallbearers were Glenn Sweatman, Ronnie Sweatman, Don Huff, Gayle Smith, Martin Davidsmeier and Brian Adkins. Burial was in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.


J. Jokisch, Otto (-1888).


K. Jokisch, John H. m: Hero, Caroline

     1. Jokisch, Donald

     2. Jokisch, Dorathy