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5. Jokisch, Carl "Charles" Traugott (Jan. 4, 1822 Saxony, Germany - January 16, 1899 age 77)m: March 27, 1850 Beardstown, IL Mary Ellen (Carls) (Aug. 28, 1834 Hanover, Germany-) daughter of Carls, John F. and Elizabeth




Like his brother Carl Traugott was called Charles. He was 6 years old when his parents and grandparents migrated to the USA. By the time they settled in Illinois he was 13 years old and helping out with the farm chores.

As time passed he married in 1850 Mary Carl and purchased his own farm near Bluff Springs, in the Illinois river valley. Besides farming he raised stock of sections twenty-eight and twenty-nine, township eighteen, range eleven west.

Mary Carl came with her parents from Germany to Cass County in 1845. Her father died of an accident at the age of 38 and her mother died in 1848 of cholera.

Charles became a Road Supervisor and School Director in 1878, and School Trustee. Like many in his family he was a member of the German Methodist Episcopal Church. His political party was Republican.

Charles and Mary had twelve children: nine boys and six girls. Louis H. a teacher, Phillipena, Edward B., Albert W., George F., Mrs. Charles Wilson [Emma], Mrs. Elizabeth Hageman, John Wesley and Richard R., Mrs. Chas. Jones [Ottillia (Tillie)], Ida E. and Cornelia P.

January 16,1899 Charles died from injuries caused by being gored by the horn of a vicious animal at the age of 77. Mrs. Trangott - Mary died at the age of 83. Louis and his sister Cora maintained the family home for a number of years following the mother's death.


Jokisch, Traugott - Beardstown Illinois Democrat Newspaper, March 22, 1877

Traugott Jockish of this county, died as a result of an accident due to a spirited horse.

Jockisch, CHARLES T., A good farmer and stock raiser; P. O. Bluff Springs; is a native of Saxony. Charles T. received a fair education, having attended school in Saxony six years. He engaged in the brewery business with his uncle for some time, afterward learned the cooper's and carpenter's trades, and finally became a farmer. In, this county, from this union twelve children. [ The above has to be his father!]

Mr. Jokisch is a Republican; was Road Supervisor and School Director in 1878, and is at present School Trustee; he is a member of the German Methodist Church.

CHARLES T. farmer; P. O. Bluff Springs; is a native of Saxony; born Jan. 4, 1822; son of Charles G. and Mary E. (Jacob) Jokisch, also natives of Saxony. Jokisch, Charles G., who was a farmer and distiller, was born June 20, 1796, and died in this county, Oct. 9, 1851; his wife, born in 1794, died in St. Louis, Mo., while on the way to this county, Jan. 24, 1835; they had fifteen children-nine boys and six girls. Charles T. received a fair education, having attended school in Saxony six years. He engaged in the brewery business with his uncle for some time, afterward learned the cooper's and carpenter's trades, and finally became a farmer.

In Beardstown, this county, March 27, 1850, he married Mary E. Carls, a native of Hanover, Germany; born Aug. 28, 1834; daughter of John F. and Elizabeth Carls; from this union twelve children have been born: Louis, Phillipena, Edward B., Albert W., George F., Emma, Elizabeth, John Wesley (died March 23, 1870, aged 3 years and one month), Ida E., Richard R., Cornelia P. and Otillia. Mr. Jokisch is a Republican; was Road Supervisor and School Director in 1878, and is at present School

Trustee; he is a member of the German Methodist Church.

Jokisch Jacob Carls


Germany MO

BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF CASS, SCHUYLER and BROWN COUNTIES, Illinois - 1892 Chicago: Biographical Review Publishing Co. Page 145

CARL TRAUGOTT JOKISCH, a good farmer and stock raiser of sections twenty-eight and twenty nine, township eighteen, range eleven west, was born in Germany near Bautzen, January 4, 1822. He is the fifth of his father's children and the oldest one now living. He was thirteen years of age when his parents left Germany for the United States in the fall of 1834, coming on a sailing vessel and landing in New Orleans, January 1, 1835. They came up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to Beardstown, landing February 2, 1835, and have as a family since been identified with the history of the county. The mother died in the latter part of January, 1835, at St. Louis, while the family were on the way. She was only forty two years of age. She was always a member of the German Lutheran Church, as was her husband who survived her.

Traugott has always been a farmer in the county to which he came so many years ago. He was raised by an uncle, C. G. Jokisch, now deceased, the father having died in 1851. The father had obtained new lands in this county and here spent the remaining years of his life. (See William Jokisch, this book.)

The farm of our subject has a beautiful location near Bluff Springs, in the Illinois river valley, where he owns a fine and well improved farm of 235 acres, with substantial farm buildings.

He was married, in this county to Mary Ellen Carls, born in Hanover in 1834. She came with her parents to the United States and Cass county in 1845 and has since lived here, being a true helpmate to a good husband. She is an honest, good woman. She was the daughter of John Frederick and Elizabeth Carls, natives of Hanover, who came with their family to this country, but misfortune overtook them. Early after landing the father was killed by an accident while building a house for his family in Beardstown. A piece of timber fell on him and caused his death. He was then in the prime of life, being then about thirty-eight. He was a very skillful cabinet maker, a good citizen and devoted Christian for many years. His wife survived him for four years and then died, in Beardstown, in 1849, of the cholera, which was epidemic at that time. She was a Christian woman.

Mrs. Jokisch has one sister and two brothers. The sister, a widow, is Mrs. Elizabeth Kuhl, living in Pekin, Illinois; Henry is a farmer in Montana; and John F. is a farmer in Cass county, Illinois. They are both married.

Mr. and Mrs. Jokisch and family are members of the Methodist Church, and are very good, moral, upright people. Mr. Jokisch is a Republican in politics. Mr. and Mrs. Jokisch are the parents of twelve children, four of whom are deceased: John W. died an infant; Edward, married, left a wife and one child; Philipena died at the age of thirty-six, leaving two children; Ida died in Montana when twenty years of age. The living ones are: Louis, a teacher for more than twenty years in central Illinois, and is single; Emme, wife of Charles Wilson, farmer and fruit grower of Virginia; Elizabeth, wife of Adam Hegeman, farmer in this county; Albert W., living near the homestead, farming; George F., living in the east end of the county on a farm; Richard, at home, helping on the farm; Cora and Tillie are also at home.

Jokisch, Carl Traugott - The Beardstown Enterprise, Tuesday January 17, 1899 Submitted by Ernie Launer

Death of C. T. Jokisch

Carl Traugott Jokisch, residing near Bluff Springs, passed away yesterday, having been gored some weeks since by the horn of a vicious animal, which was a deathly wound from the time.

He was born in Germany, near Bautzen, January 4, 1822. In the fall of 1834, when thirteen years of age, he came with his parents to this country. The landed in this city in February, 1835, coming by the way of New Orleans, and up the river to St. Louis, where his mother took sick and died. He was the father of twelve children, several of whom have passed on before.

He was married in this county to Mary Ellen Carls who survives him. They were both members of the German M. E. church, living consistent with the principles of their profession.



Virginia Republican Gazette Friday, February 8, 1918

Submitted by Ernie Launer


Mrs. Trangott Jokisch Dies at Her Home at Bluff Springs Saturday.

Mrs. Trangott Jokisch, mother of Mrs. Chas. Wilson, of this city, died Saturday night at the family home at Bluff Springs, at the age of 83 years, 5 months and 4 days.

Marie Eleanora Carls was born at Wimmer, Germany, August 28, 1834. She, with her parents, immigrated to America in 1845, coming direct to Cass county. On March 27, 1850, she was married to Carl Trangott Jokisch, who died January 16, 1899. To their union twelve children were born, seven of whom survive. They are; Louis H., Albert W., George F. and Richard R. Jokisch. Mrs. Chas. Wilson, Mrs. Chas. Jones and Miss Cora Jones, all residing in this county. She also leaves twenty-seven grand children and eighteen great-grandchildren. She had long been a member of the German M. E. church near Bluff Springs.

Funeral services were held at the Bluff Springs M. E. church at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning. Rev. Stokes of Bluff Springs and Rev. Wahl of Quincy, conducting the services. Interment was made in the Jokisch cemetery.




(15 MAR 1851 Beardstown, IL-29 APR 1938 Bluff Springs,   Cass, IL age 87 burial place Arenzville, Cass, IL. Jokisch Cemetery May 1,1938)       Occupation Teacher

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for Louis Henry Jokisch parents; Carl T Jokisch born in Germany  and Mary Ellen Carls born in Germany. Rest of information is above 1860 Arenzville, Cass, IL census Lewis Jockish age 9 born 1851 p.24


The Illinoisan Star April 29, 1938

Submitted by Ernie Launer

L. H. Jokisch, Cass Farmer, Dies Today

Funeral Services Will Be Held At 2:30 Sunday Afternoon At Residence

Louis H. Jokisch, prominent farmer of the Bluff Springs community died at 8:05 o'clock this morning at his home one mile south of Bluff Springs. He was 87 years, 1 month and 14 days of age.

The body was brought to the Simpson Home for Services to be prepared for Burial. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock.

Sunday afternoon at the late residence. The Rev. A. E. Ashton will be in charge.

Mr. Jokisch was born March 15, 1851 at Beardstown, the son of C. T. Jokisch and Mary Ellen Jokisch. In early childhood his family moved to a farm near Arenzville where he attended the West Point school. He was graduated from the Beardstown high school with the class of 1868 and then attended Central Wesleyan college at Warrington, Mo., graduating in 1871.


Immediately after graduation he began teaching in the schools of Centralia, Illinois. He continued teaching in Centralia thirty years until the death of his father and then returned home to assume the responsibility of helping his mother manage the farm home where he had since resided.


He with his sister Cora had maintained the home there for a number of years following the mother's death.


He is survived by two sisters Miss Jokisch, Cora   " Jokisch, Cora at home, Mrs. Charles Jones and one brother, Albert Jokisch of Bluff Springs, together with 27 nieces and nephews and 33 grandnieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents and the following brothers and sisters. Mrs. Philipena Blohm, Edward, George, Mrs. Emma Wilson, Mrs. Elizabeth Hageman, John, Ida, and Richard.


The decedent had spent the greater part of his life in the Bluff Springs community where he was respected for his honesty and integrity. He was familiarly known to many as Uncle Louis.


He maintained a great interest in music and while in Centralia was a member of the city orchestra for many years, being able to play a number of different instruments.

Funeral For Louis Jokisch Is Held
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the late residence near Bluff Springs for Louis Jokisch, who died Friday. The Rev. A. E. Ashton was in charge.

Mrs. E. T. Hunter and Mrs. Tillie Schweer, accompanied by Miss Hazel Yockey, sang "Nearer My God to Thee" "Lights of Home" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul".
Pallbearers were Charles Blohm, Arthur Jokisch, Rudolph Jokisch, Richard Wilson, Edward Jones and Fred Jones. Mrs. Howard Tink, Mrs. Mae Newell, Mrs. Emma Hageman and Miss Dorothy Jones cared for the flowers

B. Jokisch, Philapena (10 DEC 1853 Cass, IL- 25 OCT 1889 Cass, IL age 36)m: ( 22 JAN 1880 Cass Co., IL) Blohm, August William (7 AUG 1850 Union Settlement, Cass Co., IL- 7 OCT 1940 Beardstown, Cass, IL)



                        1. Blohme, Charles William (1 JAN 1881 Kansas -17 DEC 1955 Contra Costa, CA 1955)m:( 4 Nov 1903 Virginia, Cass, IL) Cardwell, Nellie Genivive (Jennie)( 8 Sep 1883 IL- 3 SEP 1960 Contra Costa, CA) He was an Engineer His highest grade was 8th grade



                            a. Blohm, J Leslie (3 OCT 1905 Beardstown, Cass, IL- 12 OCT 1983 Paradise, Butte, CA) m. (19 FEB 1929 Kankakee, IL) Gillenwater, Dorothy Helen ( 5 OCT 1908 Rushville, Schuyler, IL- 2 AUG 2003 san Pablo, Cantra Costa, CA)

                                1. Blohm, Betty A (13 MAR 1929 IL - 4 APR 1997 Concord, Contra Costa, CA) m. Diaz, Alfonso

                                    a. Diaz, Allen Anthony(1947-1994)

                                    b. Diaz, Gary

                                2. Blohm, Alice J

                        2. Blohm, Inez (NOV 1883 -18 May 1954 Spokane, WA) m.( 22 Aug 1906 Cass, IL) William, John Frederick (25 JUN 1879 Bluff Springs, IL-)

                          a. Williams Edith Marie (OCT 1909 Boise, ID -30 DEC 1939 Spokane, WA)

                          b. Williams Jr., John Frederick(1 Jun 1911 Boise, Ada, ID - 12 OCT 1989 Pullman, Whitman WA)

                          b. Williams, Gene Blohm(30 Aug 1916 Boise, ID- 28 Feb 2010 Moses Lake, Grant, WA) m: Dunlap, Maxine Maria (23 Nov 1916 Seattle, WA - 21 Nov 2003 Bellevue, King, WA)

                        3.REV. Blohm, Alpha Harold "Jack" (26 Jun 1900 IL- 1985 IL) m: Humphrey, Leona Carrie (14 NOV1910 -16 DEC 1994 Sun City, Maricopa Co., AZ) He besides being a pastor was a farmer


                             a. Blohm, Alice Eileen (10 Sep 1923 Barry, Pike, IL-11 Sep 2001)

C. Jockisch, Edward B. (11 NOV1854-20 MAY1887) M: (17 MAY 1883) Behler, Kate

                        1. Jokisch, Meda E (1884- 13 Feb 1957 Cook Co., IL) m: Robeson, Elbert Ray (1883-1962)


                           a. Robeson, William (1907-)

                           b. Robeson, Robert (1910 -)

D. Jokisch, Albert W (1856 IL-1947) m: Jokisch, Albert W (26 JUL 1856 IL-27 DEC 1947) m: (9 SEP 1880) Arnoldi, Jennie (1862-1950) Parents: Arnoldi, Ernst (September 13,1822 Nassau, Germany-) m. March 7, 1850 Winhold, Amelia (April 13, 1833 Germany-)



                      In 1930 census age 73 married head of household. Jennie was 68 and Bertha 40.


Illinoisan Star Saturday December 27, 1947

Submitted by Ernie Launer

A. W. Jokisch, Aged 91, Dies

Albert W. Jokisch, prominent farmer of the Bluff Springs vicinity, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning at his farm home one mile south of Bluff Springs. he was 91 years of age last July.


Although in failing health for some time he had been bedfast only for the past two weeks.


The funeral is to be held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Bluff Springs Methodist church. Burial will be in the city cemetery.


Surviving are the wife, Jennie: six children Arthur, Mrs. Florence Bins, Rudolph, Mrs. Alma Tink, Miss Bertha Jokisch and Mrs. Laura Clayton: and two sisters Miss Cora Jokisch and Mrs. Tillie Jones, all of the Bluff Springs neighborhood.


The family will receive friends who wish to view the body at Cline's Funeral Home tomorrow evening between 7:30 and 9 o'clock


Wife's Arnoldi, Jennie's Father

Beardstown City Cemetery Original Section

Illinois:  History of Cass County, Illinois, ed. William Henry

Perrin. O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882. Cass County.


ARNOLDI, ERNST, farmer, P. O. Bluff Springs; was born in Nassau, Germany, Sept. 13, 1822; son of Arnoldi, Gustave and Margaret (Endris)who was an Inspector of Forests, died in Germany, in 1834; his wife also died in Germany, in 1872; they had seven children.


Our subject attended school for seven years in Germany, where he began life as a farmer, which occupation he has pursued since he came to this country. In this county, March 7, 1850, he married Winhold, Amelia, a native of Germany, born April 13, 1833, daughter of Winhold, William and Barbara from this marriage six children have been born: Bertha, Ferdinand (deceased), Gustave, Arnoldi, Jennie, Ella, and an infant (deceased). Mr. Arnoldi is a member of the Lutheran Church; he is a Republican.

           1. Jokisch, Arthur Ernest (28 Dec 1881 Bluff Springs, Cass IL- 2 MAR 1969 Springfield, Sangamon, IL)) m:( 31 Jan 1912 Cass, IL) Lee, Maude Matilda (1890 Bluff Springs, Cass, IL- 20 Nov 1923)

In 1930 Census BluffSprings, Cass, IL he was widowed at the age of 48.

1930 Bluff Springs, Cass, IL Census for Arthur e Jokisch age 48 Widowed estimated birth year 1882 IL. Head of the Household. Parent's born in IL. Children born in IL: Bernice E age 17 and Alta C. age 13. Also living with them Mary T Bins age 53. Mary's parents were born in Germany. She is listed as a servant.

- Submitted by Ernie Launer


Arthur E. Jokisch, 87, of Bluff Springs, died at Schmitt Memorial Hospital in Beardstown Sunday at 10:20 p.m. He had entered the hospital on Jan. 18.

Mr. Jokisch was born near Bluff Springs on Dec. 28, 1881, the son of Albert and Jennie Arnoldi Jokisch. He was married to Maude M. Lee on Jan. 31, 1912. To this union three daughters and a son were born. His wife passed away on November 20, 1923.

Mr. Jokisch was again married to Meda E. Lee on October 14, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter and one son in infancy, and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Meda; two daughters, Mrs. Maxwell, Bernice, of Champaign, and Mrs. Jackson, Allan Alta of Pound Ridge, New York; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Rudolph Jokisch, Bluff Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Tink and Mrs. Laura Clayton of Virginia; one aunt; three nieces and two nephews.

Mr. Jokisch was a member of the United Methodist Church of Bluff Springs where services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., The remains will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Thursday to lie in state.

Friends may call at the Cline Funeral Home Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. There will be no formal visitation with the family.

Burial will be in the Cline Perpetual Care Section of the city cemetery

                                    a. Jokisch, Bernice age 17 in 1930 census Jokisch, Bernice

                                    b. Jokisch, Alta Genieve (22 AUG 1916 Bluff Springs, Cass IL - 9 JUL 1990 Middlebury, VT) m: Jackson, H Allan W. (1916 Arkansas-)

                                       1. Jackson, Stephen Allan age 13 in 1930 census

                                    c. Jokisch, Frances Eileen( 7 APR 1920 -14 April 1920 Bluff Spring, Cass Co, IL)

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for Eileen Frances  death date April 14,1920 Bluff Spring, Cass, IL born April 7,1920 Bluff Spring, IL. Father Arthur E. Jokisch born in Bluff Springs, IL. Mother: Maude Lee born in Bluff springs IL

Burial date April 14,1920.

                                    d. Jokisch, Arthur E    not in 1930 census

                                    e. Jokisch, Infant ( November 19,1923 -November 19,1923         Springfield Sangamon, IL)

                                    Also living with them as a servant in 1930 was Mary T. Bins age 53.

            2. Jokisch, Florence m: Bins, William


                                        a. Bins, Donald Bins, Donald (3 DEC 1910 Cass Co., IL - 26 SEP 1989 Beardstown, Cass Co., IL)


State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - September 28, 1989
Deceased Name: Donald Bins BLUFF SPRINGS -- Donald Bins 78, of Bluff Springs died at 10:12 p.m.

Tuesday at St. Luke's Long Term Care Center in Beardstown.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cline Funeral Home, Beardstown.

Surviving are his wife, Audrey; one son, Ernest of Vacaville, Calif.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one stepson, William C. Carls of Terre Haute, Ind.


            3. Jokisch, Rudolph Herbert (12 SEP1885 Bluff Spirngs, Cass Co., IL-FEB 1972 Bluff Springs, Cass Co., IL) m. Trussell, Bessie (1890 IL-15 APR 1983 Beardstown, Cass IL)

                                    1930 Census Bluff springs, Cass, IL Rudolph was married, age 44.    Bessie was age 39.  Phyllis D. was 16 and Keith was 7 years old.



Rudolph Jokisch, 86, of Bluff Springs died at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday in Schmitt Memorial Hospital here.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Bluff Springs. Burial will be in City Cemetery. Cline Funeral Home here is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie; one daughter, Mrs. Phylis Reichert of Bluff Springs; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Tink, Mrs. Laura Clayton, both of Virginia.

Illinois State Journal; Springfield, Illinois. March 1, 1972; Page Eight. dm wms (#47395868)


                                    a Jokisch, Phyllis Decker (28 FEB 1914 IL-8 FEB 2003 Bluss Springs, Cass, IL)) m. Reichert, Roy (abt 1913 Bluff Springs, Cass Co, IL) Beardstown City Cemetery

                                    b. Jokisch, Keith H. (1922 IL- 19 FEB 1945 Philippines) -Pfc 130th inf Regt 33 Div-Bur on Luzon)

PFC. Keith H. Jokisch, United States Army, killed in action on Luzon, on February 19th, 1945. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Jokisch of Bluff Springs, Illinois.

Inscription: In Memory of PFC Keith H. Jokisch 130th INF REGT. 33rd DIV.

Note: Buried on Luzon

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Also known as: Fort William McKinley Cemetery



            4. Jokisch, Alma Amelia (2 JUL 1887 Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL - 14 SEP 1987 Beardstown, Cass Co., IL) m: Tink, Howard (1889 - 4 MAR 1940 Beardstown, Cass Co., IL)


State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - September 16, 1987

Alma Amelia Tink, 100, of Beardstown died at 7 p.m. Monday at the Long Term Facilty in Jacksonville.

According to the 1915 Beardstown Illinois City Directory, Howard Tink and his wife Alma lived at 1111 Clay Street in Beardstown. Howard worked as an engineer for C B & Q Railroad



                                    1. Tink, Marjorie A (22 November 1914Beardstown, Cass, IL-17 DEC 1963 Mt Carroll, Illinois) m: (24 Jun 1937) Veith, Thomas A (27 Apr 1913 Malvern,Whiteside Co., IL,-10 Jan 2009 Mt Sterling, Brown Co., IL)


Thomas A. Veith, age 95, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, died Saturday, January 10, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society in Mt. Carroll. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Carroll, with Rev. Bob Ziebarth and Rev. Jim Green officiating. A private family inurnment will take place at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Mt. Carroll. Memorials may be directed to the Good Samaritan Society, Mt. Carroll, or to the First Baptist Church, Mt. Carroll.

Tom was born April 27, 1913, in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, the son of William B. and Effie P. (Clark) Veith. He graduated from Mt. Sterling High School in 1931. Tom was married Marjorie A. Tink, who preceded him in death in December of 1963. He later married Mary "Lolly" Wachtel DuBree on August 21, 1965.


                                    2. Tink, Grace Elizabeth (30 September 1918 Beardstown, Cass, IL -June 1993Chicago, Cook, IL) m. Patchen

                                    3. Tink, Emma

            5. Jokisch, Bertha E. (1890 Bluff Springs Twp, Cass, IL-1961 Bluff Springs Twp, Cass, IL) Beardstown City Cemetery Original Section Beardstown City Cemetery Original Section

            6. Jokisch, Laura Melvina (1 MAY 1892 Cass, IL - DEC 1972 Springfield,Sangamon IL) m:(29 NOV 1911) Clayton, Harry (29 NOV 1888 Beardstown, Cass Co., IL- MAY 1952 Beardstown, Cass, IL)


Laura Clayton Dies Saturday At Springfield


Mrs. Laura Clayton, 80, of Bluff Springs, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

She was born May 1, 1892, daughter of Albert and Jennie Arnoldi Jokisch.

She married Harry Clayton November 29, 1911, and he died in 1952.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Alice) Sweatman, of Virginia; son, Harry of St. Louis, and sister Mrs. Alice Tink, of Virginia. There are two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Bluffs Springs, and funeral services will be held there 2 p.m. Tuesday, Reverend Dan Wright officiating.

Friends may call at Cline Funeral Home in Beardstown 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. There will be no formal visitation. Burial will be in Beardstown city cemetery. Remains will be taken to the church one hour before time of services.

Journal Courier; Jacksonville, Illinois.

December 31, 1972; Page Twenty-Eight. dm wms (#47395868)



Tractor Wreck In Cass Kills Harry W. Clayton

An inquest was held at the Beardstown City Hall Monday evening into the death of Harry W. Clayton, 63, killed instantly Saturday afternoon when his tractor plunged 20 feet off an embankment into the bottom of Loss creek bed on his farm a mile east of Bluff Springs. He was flung clear of the tractor. His neck was broken.

When he did not come home for supper, his sister, Miss Maye Clayton and two neighbors searched for him. The neighbors, Ed and John Davidsmeier, live 300 feet from the spot where the accident occurred. They had not heard the noise of the tractor as Clayton worked to level a hill and fix a roadway.

John Davidsmeier found the body. The second one to arrive at the scene was his brother, Ed. They testified at the inquest conducted at 7:30 p.m. by Coroner Joe C. Linter of Chandlerville.

Accidental Death

A verdict of accidental death was reached by the jury. Foreman was B.T. Burns. The other jurors were William Hiles, W.K. Mosier, A.P. Mohlman, Marcus Huston, and J.M. Wallace.

Clayton was born Nov. 29, 1888, the son of Frank and Nellie Grant Clayton. His birth occurred about a mile from the place of his death. He spent his life in that community.

Surviving are his widow, Laura Robert Sweatman of near Virginia; and a son, Eugene, who arrived from Korea Monday night for his father's funeral. There are two grandchildren.

Leaves Sister Here He also leaves two sisters, Miss Maye Clayton of Bluff Springs, and Mrs. Iva Leake of 889 Routt street, Jacksonville; and one brother, Floyd of Bluff Springs.

He belonged to the Bluff Springs Methodist church, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Cass County Farm Bureau.

The body was taken to the Cline Funeral Home at Beardstown, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Further services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. at the Bluff Springs Methodist church. Burial will be made in Beardstown City cemetery.

The Daily Journal; Jacksonville, Illinois.

May 6, 1952; Page Ten. dm wms (#47395868)


                                      a. Clayton, Alice (ABT 1918 IL-)

                                       b. Clayton, Eugene (ABT 1929 IL-)

                                    a. Clayton, Alice

                                    b. Clayton, Eugene


Jokisch, George L Frederick Jokisch, George Frederick (2 NOV1858 near Arenzville, Cass IL-15 JUL 1927 Philadelphia, Cass, IL 68) m: (2 NOV 1882, Cass County, Illinois) Lee, Anna Mary (1 APR 1862 Bluff Springs, ILL-2 FEB 1914) daughter of Lee, Lycurgus and Luvina (Ream). George was a general farmer of Cass County, residing in township 17, range 9, is one of the very substantial men of this section


               Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for George Frederick Jokisch has Helen as his spouse.

Death date July 15,1927 Philadelphia, Cass, IL age 68 born November 3,1858 Cass Co., ILL  father Traugott Jokisch born in Germany. George was a retired Farmer. Spouse Helen Jokisch. Burial Date July 17,1927

1860 Arenzville, Cass, IL for George Jockish age 1 year estimated birth yr. 1859 IL. family number 194 page 25.

A general farmer of Cass County, residing in township 17, range 9, is one of the very substantial men of this section and belongs to one of the old pioneer families of 1835. He was born near

The father was born in Saxony and the mother in Hanover, Germany, and they accompanied their parents to the United States and were married in Illinois, afterward settling near Bluff Springs in Cass County, where the mother yet lives, the father being deceased. His business was farming. They had the following children: Louis H, who lives at Bluff Springs; Philipina and Edward, both of whom are deceased; Albert W. and George Frederick, both of whom live in Cass County; Emma, who is Mrs. Charles Wilson, of Virginia, Ill.; Mrs. Elizabeth Hageman, who is deceased; John, who died aged three years; Richard, who lives at Bluff Springs; Cora, who resides with her mother; Tillie, who is Mrs. Charles Jones, of Bluff Springs; and Ida, who is deceased.

Jokisch, George Frederick attended the district schools in boyhood and remained at home assisting his father until his marriage, after which he lived one year on his father-in-law's farm and then spent two years south of Virginia and two years south of Philadelphia, afterward renting his present farm for two years, when he purchased 280 acres, 200 of which lie in Cass and eighty in Morgan County. When the farm came into his possession he began to make improvements and remodeled all the buildings then standing and erected others and has the whole place in fine condition. General farming has been his main industry and he also raises Poland China hogs. Since the spring of 1914, his son Louis works the land in Morgan County, while his son Fred gives his assistance on the home place.

On November 2, 1882, Mr. Jokisch was married to Lee, Anna Mary who was born at Bluff Springs, April 1, 1862, a daughter of Lycurgus and Luvina (Ream) Lee. Mrs. Jokisch died February 2, 1914, the mother of the following children: Eva, who is the wife of Arthur Reynolds, of township 17, range 9; Louis, who lives in Morgan County; Mary, who is the wife of Frank Newell, in Morgan County; and Fred, who lives with his father. Mr. Jokisch attends the Methodist Episcopal church. In his political views he is a progressive Republican. He has many friends over Cass and Morgan Counties and is fraternally identified with the M.W.A. of Ashland and the Court of Honor, of Prentice, in Morgan County. He has always been a friend of the public schools and has served as school director since 1890.


- 1915Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. Page 907

; Jokisch, George Frederick attended the district schools in boyhood and remained at home assisting his father until his marriage, after which he lived one year on his father-in-law's farm and then spent two years south of Virginia and two years south of Philadelphia, afterward renting his present farm for two years, when he purchased 280 acres, 200 of which lie in Cass and eighty in Morgan County. When the farm came into his possession he began to make improvements and remodeled all the buildings then standing and erected others and has the whole place in fine condition. General farming has been his main industry and he also raises Poland China hogs. Since the spring of 1914, his son Louis works the land in Morgan County, while his son Fred gives his assistance on the home place.

        1. Jokisch, Jokisch, Eva Ottillie (3 AUG 1884 Bluff Springs, IL-17 AUG 1971 Bluff Springs, IL)m: (17 Jan 1912 Ashland, Cass, Illinois )Reynolds, Arthur Roy ( 31 OCT 1885 Virginia, IL - 9 FEB 1976 Virginia, IL of township 17, range 9;

1976 Virginia, IL of township 17, range 9;


            a. Reynolds JR, Arthur Lee (7SEP 1920 Philadelphia, Cass, IL - 24 FEB 2002 Virginia, Cass, IL) m:( Aug. 28, 1950 Pocahontas, Randolph, AK) Sidebottom, Carrie May (3 MAR 1921-13 NOVE 2009)


Obituaries of father Reynolds, Arthur Lee and Carrie Mae


Cass County Star Gazette, Beardstown, Illinois, February 28, 2002 - Submitted by Marcia Cox

A. Lee Reynolds September 7, 1920-February 24, 2002.

A. Lee Reynolds, 81, of Virginia, died Sunday evening, February 24, at his residence.

He was born September 7, 1920, in Cass County (near Philadelphia), the son of Arthur R. and Eva O. Jokisch Reynolds. He married Carrie Mae Sidebottom on August 28, 1950, in Pochantas, AK, and she survives.

He also is survived by two sons, Don Reynolds (wife Kay) of Virginia and Bill Reynolds of Virginia; two grandsons; twin granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother in infancy.

Mr. Reynolds was a lifelong resident of Virginia and graduated from Virginia High School in 1938. He worked for the Virginia Gazette prior to serving with the US Navy from 1942-1946, stationed at the Panama Canal. Following World War II he purchased the Peterson Service Station on the square in Virginia, which is still operated today by his two sons. He opened a second gas station and convenience store on the south end of Virginia in 1982 and continued to work then until August 2001.

A devoted mason, Mr. Reynolds was a long time member of Virginia Lodge #544 AF & AM where he was past master, recently installed again as Worshipful Master, and had served as the lodge's secretary for 27 years. He was also a member of the Adah Robinson Chapter #276 Order of Eastern Star, Ansar Shrine, and Valley of Springfield Scottish Rite and was named an honorary member of several area Masonic lodges. In addition, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Virginia and a sponsor and avid fan of the Reynolds & Sons softball team. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Virginia with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia.

Masonic services were conducted at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial gifts are suggested to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice, Virginia Park System or Virginia Masonic Lodge #544.

Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.





                    a. Reynolds, Don

        2. Jokisch, Louis Lee (16 Jan 1886 IL-13 DEC 1922 Morgan Co, IL 36) m: ( 16 Jan 1908 Cass, IL)Newell, Rose Catherine (13 AUG1885 IL-JAN 1963 IL)

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for Lewis Lee Jokisch death date December 13,1922 Morgan Co,, IL age 36 estimated birth year 1886 father George Jokisch , mother: Anna Lee.




Submitted by Ernie Launer

Ashland Cass County Ill. Friday February 1, 1963 Rose Jokisch Rites held Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Catherine Jokisch who died at Our Saviour's hospital Saturday at 4:45 a.m. were held Monday morning at St. Augustine's Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Vincent Heraty officiating.

Mrs. Jokisch was born in Morgan County, August 13, 1885, the daughter of Newell, John J. and Mary Collins Newell, John J. and Mary Collins. She married Louis Lee Jokisch June 1908 in Ashland.

She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and the Altar Society. Five children survive; Mrs. Lucille Blank, Springfield: Newell Jokisch of Ashland: Mess Anna Rose Jokisch of Ashland: Mrs. Margaret Mieir, New Berlin and Mrs. Muriel Baker, Montgomery, Alabama: one brother, Frank Newell of Ashland: two sisters Scheferkort, Mrs. Alberta Scheferkort, Mrs Alberta, Ashland and Freitag, Mrs. William, Delphi Ind. Twelve grandchildren and four Great-grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers were; George Jokisch, James Newell, John L. Blank, Alfred Newell, Charles Newell and Lee Reynolds. Those in charge of the flowers were Marilyn Meier, Carol Meier, Andrea Jokisch, Margaret Selinger, Ann Baker and Delores Blank

1920 Sinclair Precinct, Morgan IL  has Louis L. Jokisch age 33 born about 1887 married to Rose C Jokisch age 34 born in IL about 1886. Their children are: Mary L. age 10, Newell L age 8, Anna R age 6 and Margaret E age 2y4m

                    a. Jokisch, Mary Lucille (27 JAN 1909 - 11 FEB 1990 Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL) m: (1927 Hancock, IL,) Blank, John (18 MAY 1906-16 DEC 1996 Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL) His occupation was store keeper



                                1.Blank, John Louis. (16 Aug 1927 Vincennes, Knox, IN- in the Army

                                2. Blank, Charles E

                                3. Blank, James Rolland (18 SEP 1931 Mattoon, IL -13 Jan 2000 Harrisburg PA ) He was an auto Mechanic and served in the Army in Korea.


                    b. Jokisch, Louis L (6 JUN 1911 IL-29 SEP 1994 Ashland, Cass, IL)m: m: (December 27, 1944) Gardner, Joanna

Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois

- Submitted by Ernie Launer


Newell L. “Bud” Jokisch, 83, of Ashland, died Thursday, September 29, 1994 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield

He is survived by one son, Louis L. Jokisch of Ashland: one daughter, Mrs. L. W. (Andrea) Woodworth of Royalton, Conn.; four grandchildren; Three sisters, Anna Rose Jokisch of Ashland, Margaret Meier of New Berlin and Muriel Baker of Alexandria, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. br. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery.

Ernie Launer reported that he was born June 6, 1911, married Joanna Gardner December 27, 1944

                         1. Jokisch, Louis L

                         2. Jokisch, Andrea m: Woodworth, L. W.

                    c. Jokisch, Anna Rose . (25 Oct 1913 Morgan Co., IL- 2 Jan 2007 Virginia, IL) She was a teacher.


- Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois, January 4, 2007 - Submitted by Marcia Cox

Anna Rose Jockisch, 1913-2007, Virginia

Anna Rose Jokisch, 93, of Virginia, and formerly of Ashland, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 2, 2007, at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia.

She was born Oct. 25, 1913, in Morgan County, the daughter of Louis L. And Rose C. Newell Jokisch.

She is survived by two sisters, Margaret Meier of New Berlin and Muriel (husband, Marshall) Baker of Alexandria, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers,

Louis Lyle, in infancy and Newell; and one sister, Lucille Blank.

Ms. Jokisch attended Illinois College and graduated from Western Illinois University. Upon graduation, she embarked upon a 43-year teaching career which included Crow's Point and Yankeetown Country Schools and Ashland and Pleasant Plains Grade Schools.

She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and the church's Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of Ashland Woman's Club. An avid reader, she also enjoyed bird watching and traveling. She enjoyed playing bridge and belonged to several bridge clubs.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Ashland with burial in St. Augustine Cemetery in Ashland. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home in Ashland, where a prayer service will be held at 4:45 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Augustine Church, Ashland U-Help, Inc., or Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

                                          c. Jokisch, Lyle (February 8,1916 -Sept 27,1916 Road dist No. 1, Morgan IL. Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for Louis Lyle Jockish.


                                         d. Jokisch, Margaret E (29 August 1917 Morgan County, IL- 9 November 2010 Quincy, Adams, Illinois) m: Meier, Vincent E (1 OCT 1911 New Berlin, IL - 10 MAY 1985 New Berlin, Sangamon, IL) Parents: Theodore John Meier (1880 - 1964) Alice Bertha Stapleton Meier (1882 - 1972)



Margaret E. Meier died Tuesday (Nov. 9, 2010) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

She was a lifetime resident of New Berlin, but recently had resided at St. Vincent's Home in Quincy.

Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn (Macklin) Meyer and Carol (John) Selby, both of Quincy; a son, Michael (Marjorie) Meier of New Berlin; a sister, Muriel Baker of Alexandria, Va.; six grandchildren, Stephen (Christina) Selby, Christopher (Jennifer) Selby, Jennifer (Joseph) Gianfriddo, Jason Meier, Andrew Meyer and Timothy Meier; and four great-grandchildren, Emma Carolyn, Patrick, Vincent and William Selby.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent in 1985; her parents; two sisters, Anna Rose Jokisch and Lucile Blank; and two brothers, Newell and Lyle Jokisch.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Church, 404 E. Birch, New Berlin, with the Rev. Kevin M. Laughery conducting. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.


                      1. Meier, Marilyn m: Meyer, Macklin

                      2. Meier, Carol m: Selby, John

                      3. Meier, Michael M: Margorie

                    d. Jokisch, Lyle (February 8,1916 -Sept 27,1916 Road dist No. 1,Morgan IL.

                    e. Jokisch, Muriel Alma (11 OCT 1920 Ashland cass Co., IL -10 NOV 2016 Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia) m: Baker, Marshall E (Feb. 19, 1920 Chandlerville, Cass Co., IL)

Muriel is the teacher Wedding picture

Muriel Alma Jokisch Baker

Muriel Alma Baker, 96, of Alexandria, VA, died on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at her home. A native of Ashland, IL, she was the daughter of Louis Lee and C. Rose Newell Jokisch. Muriel taught elementary school before her marriage but her true passion was being a loving and devoted military spouse and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Col. Marshall E. Baker, USAF (retired), and her siblings, Lucille Blank, Newell Jokisch, Anna Rose Jokisch, Margaret Meier and Louis Jokisch. She is survived by her children and their spouses, her grandchildren, her great granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive guests from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Friday prior to a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22309. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.


Marshall E Baker

Colonel Marshall E. Baker, USAF (Ret.) died July 31, 2013. Marshall was born February 19, 1920 to Ance and Mary Baker on a farm near Chandlerville, Illinois where he grew up the youngest of seven. A week after the attack on Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the Army Air Forces and served with the 8th Bomber Command in England, performing administrative and public relations duties and quickly earning an officer's commission.

Following World War II, he wed his longtime sweetheart Muriel Jokisch of Ashland, Illinois who survives him after 67 years of marriage; he is also survived by his three children, David, Michele, and Mark, six grandsons and one great granddaughter. Col Baker's 32 year military career took him to Germany, France, Japan, South Korea (during the USS Pueblo crisis), Iran, the Pentagon, and numerous other duty locations worldwide.

During his service he earned graduate degrees from the University of Maryland (1953) and Harvard University (1961). He retired in Alexandria, Virginia after a tour in the office of Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird. Among his numerous honors are two Legions of Merit and a Bronze Star. Marshall's insight into history and politics, his sharp but painless comedic flair, and above all, his signature selflessness toward family, country, and anyone fortunate enough to have felt his firm handshake will long continue to inspire greatness.

The family will receive friends Friday, August 23, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy., Alexandria VA with funeral Mass beginning at 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on September 26, 2013 at 3 p.m. You may sign the guest registry at:www.everlyfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Washington Post on August 20, 2013


                        3. Jokisch, Mary (Mae) Ellen (30 SEP 1890 Ashland Cass, IL - 25 JUL 1981 McDonough Co., IL) m: Newell, Thomas Francis "Frank" ( 18NOV 1888 IL - MAY 1968 Ashland, Cass, IL)



                    a. Newell, Alfred Louis (5 JAN 1913 IL - 7 MAY 1997 Franklin, Williamson, TN) m: Velten, Alvena Elizabeth ( 17 APR 1917 Ashland, Cass Co., IL - 15 FEB 2001 Franklin, Williamson Co., TN) He served in the Army from (1 APR 1942-7JUL 1945)


                    b. Newell, Anna Mae (1916-24 DEC 2016 Hillsboro, Montgomery, IL) m: Moore, William Paul (13 Oct 1914 MO- 4 Mar 1973 Hillsboro, Montgomery, IL)


                       1. Moore, Wilbert Paul Jr. (12 Nov 1938 Springfield, Sangamon, IL- 12 Nov 1938 Springfield, Sangamon, IL)

                    c. Newell, Dorothy

        4. Jokisch, Fred George (10 AUG 1898 IL- 27 APR 1975 Virginia, Cass, IL) m: McPhillomy, Frances Cecil (9 Apr 1902 Virginia, Cass, IL - 24 May 2001) Father born in Northern Ireland , mother in IL.

1930 Philadelphia, Cass, IL Census Fred age 31 married to Frances age 28. Sweeten age 22 was a boarder.

           a. Jockisch, George age 3 in 1940 US Federal Census

        5. Jockisch, Pauline

F. Jokisch, Emma M.(23 JUL 1861 Arenzville, Cass, IL-4 NOV 1933 Virginia, Cass, IL) m: (8 SEP 1880) Wilson, Charles (MAR 1853 IL- 15 MAR 1939 Virginia, Cass, IL)


WILSON, Charles - Submitted by Ernie Launer


Services to be held at Local Church March 15, 1939

Funeral services for Charles Wilson, 85, prominent resident of this city, who passed away at his home here early Wednesday morning following several weeks illness with influenza, will be held this afternoon at two o'clock at the Presbyterian church with Rev. W. S. Neely officiating.

Mr. Wilson was born on August 13, 1853 in the Sugar Grove neighborhood, east of Virginia, the son of Thomas William and Margaret Coates Wilson. On September 3, 1880, he was married to Emma Melinda Jokisch, who preceded him in death by five years. He departed this life March 15, 1939, at the age of 85 years and eight months.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nelle Harper of Ebenezer, and four sons, Lee Roy, Charles Richard, principal of the Virginia High School, Halburt and Carl, one sister, Mrs. Mary Buckley, and one grandson, Robert Kehl.

Mr. Wilson served a long and useful life in Virginia. After completing his education at Illinois College in Jacksonville, where he was a roommate of William Jennings Bryan, he started his career as a teacher in the public schools of Cass County. For many years he operated a fruit farm north of this city and he had engaged in at least a half dozen different lines of business on the public square, remaining active until his last illness.

He united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church of this city sixty five years ago. Perhaps the public service of which he was most proud was the thirty-three years which he had served as member and secretary of the Board of Education of the Virginia high school.


                       1. Wilson, Gertrude M (FEB 1882-)

                       2. Wilson, Margaret Ellen "Nelle" (SEP 1887 IL - 1958 Greene, IL) m: Kehl, Herman Elijah (8 Jun 1881Murrayville, IL-25 Jan 1932Jacksonville, Morgan, IL)

                            a. Kehl, Robert R

                        3. Wilson, Ethel F (DEC 1887 IL- 24 Feb 1966 Harris, Texas) m: Mayne, James H

                          a. Mayne, Francis Gertrude (9 Apr 1916 Chicago, Cook, IL-

                       4. Wilson, Lee Roy Emmett (16 Aug 1888 Iowa -20 March 1963) m:( 8 Jan 1908) Dewey, Margaret M (9 Feb 1886 Iowa-4 March 1974 Neola, Pottawattamie, IA)

                          a. Wilson, Adalia Kathrin (12 Mar 1909 Neola, Pottawattamie, IA-24 Feb 1992) m: McCarty, Henry

                          b. Wilson Albert Glenn (10 Apr 1911 Neola, Pottawattamie, Iowa -19 Dec 1997 Clarinda, Page, IA) Rhoads, Lois December (10 APR 1911 Neol, Pottaweattamie Co., IA- 19 DEC 1997 Clarinda, Page CO.,IA) Lois December Rhoads Wilson (1914 - 2001)*



                              1. Wilson, Carmaleta Lee (Sullivan) (26 Aug 1933 Shenendoah, IA -12 Sep 2001 Annandale, Fairfax, Virginia Arlington National Cemetery) He was in the Army.

                               2. Wilson, Donald (abt 1936 Iowa -)
                               3. Wilson, Jack Leroy (23 Jun 1938 Shenandoah, Page, IA -19 December 2013) m: (1) (11 OCT 1957)Lineberger, Martha Anne (2nd)Hines, Julia A "Judy ( 14 JUL 1942-)


                                4. Wilson, Patsy Lou (30 Oct 1942 Shenandoah Page County - 17 Aug 2014 Clarinda Page County Iowa, USA m: Martin, Charles Edward


Patsy Lou Wilson Martin age 71 of Shenandoah, Iowa passed away Sunday August 17, at the Westridge Quality Care in Clarinda, Iowa after an extended illness. Patsy was born October 30, 1942 in Shenandoah the daughter of Albert Glen and Lois December (Rhoads) Wilson. She graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1960 and University of Morthern Iowa in 1964.

She began her teaching career in Charles City where she taught for one year. She married her husband on December 26, 1965 in Shenandoah. In 1966 Patsy started a 42 year career with the Clarinda School District as a Language Arts teacher retiring in 2008.

Patsy and her husband have lived in Shenandoah for many years where Patsy was a longtime member of the St. John's Episcopal Church. She served as a Lay Minister and served communion to shut-ins.

Patsy was a volunteer for many civic organizations including Shenandoah Hospital, Shenandoah VA Clinic, Bloodmobile, active member and past president of the American legion Auxiliary, State of Iowa American legion Auxiliary Chaplain for 2014, served on board of directors for the Shenandoah Museum, and many more.

She was known for loving her students, many of whom she still had contact with and for her wonderful sense of humor. Patsy loved shopping off the TV and enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by her husband, 0ne daughter, one son, one brother, 5 sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law.

Preceding her in death were her parents, daughter Marjorie Kay Martin, brother Jack Wilson,and sister-in-law Carmaleta (Sullivan) Wilson.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 10AM Saturday August 23, 2014 at the Clarinda High School Auditorium. Burial of the cremated remains will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014 in the Clarinda Herald Tribune.


                        a. Martin, Holly,

                        b. Martin, Marjorie Kay (15 Aug 1979 Clarinda, Page, Iowa -15 Aug 1979 Clarinda, Page, IA) Marjorie was the infant daughter of Ed Martin and Patsy Wilson, granddaughter of Merna and Chuck Martin.


                               5. Wilson, Sharon m: Davis, Chris

                              6. Wilson, Charlotte m: Butterbaugh

                              7. Wilson, Judy

                              8. Wilson, Sandi m: Dallas

                          c. Wilson, Florence (25 May 1913 Neola, Pottawattamie, Iowa-31 Dec 1982) m: (1) King, Clarence George (October 6, 1909 Saint Joseph, Buchanan, MO-25 JUN 1977Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa) (2) Manahan, Charles (21 Feb 1879 Nebraska -26 Feb 1979Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa)

Clarence King was a Private enlistment at camp Dodge Herrold, Iowa. Semiskilled occupations in fabrication of metal products, ARMY 1942



                               1. King, Kenneth George (6 May 1942 - 24 MAR 2012 Council Bluff, Pottawattamie, IA)


                              2. King, Clarence Roy (26 Sept 1944Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, IA-24 Sept 1988)


                             3. King, Roger Lee (1 JAN 1946 Council Bluffs, Harrison, IA -19 FEB 1973Council Bluffs, Harrison, IA)


                             4. King, Linda J (3 JUN 1950 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, IA -19 APR 2011 (Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, IA) m: Kermeen, Frederick W. (30 APR 1949 Council Bluff Pottawattamie Co.l, IA - 15 SEP 2015 Marshaltown, Marshall Co., IA)



Bill was the son of the late Joseph and Virginia Kermeen.

Bill had proudly served his country in the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Linda J. Kermeen; his son, Kenneth G. Kermeen; and his grandson, Christian Boner.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Betty Kermeen (Chris Esch); his son Philip Kermeen (Tina); his two brothers, Joseph & Dennis; his four sisters, Yvonne, Pauline, Sandy & Virgina “Ginny Mae”; and his seven grandchildren.


                                  a. Kermee, Betty m: Esch, Chris

                                  b. Kermeen, Philip m: Tina

                             4. King, Butch


                            d. Wilson, Naomi Rebecca (2 Apr 1916 Neola, Pottawattamie, IA-24 Jul 1924 Neola, Pottawattamie, Iowa)

                            e. Wilson, Arthur Arley (12 Aug 1919 Neola Twp, Pottawattamie, IA -)

                            f. Wilson, Quentin J (29 Nov 1919 Iowa - 18 Jul 1974 San Joaquin)

                          5. Wilson, Edgar (7 Apr 1887 Waynl Co, MO-13 May 1963 Vincennes, Knox, IN) m: (6 Jul 1910 Richland, IL) Wright, Nellie Jane (26 June 1891 - 21 May 1968) He had grew eyes, black hair and medium height according to U.S. World War I draft Registration.



                        a. Wilson, Robert Paul (11 June 1911Sumner, Lawrence, IL -11 May 1972 Decatur, Macon, IL) m: Stevens, Mary Myrtle (14 Dec 1909 Sullivan, Moultrie County, I -10 Dec 2009 Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois) He was in the Military from3 FEB 1943- 4 DEC 1945


Mary M. Wilson, 99, of Sullivan, died 3:18 p.m. Thursday (December 10, 2009) in the Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Visitation will be from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Reed Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.

Mrs. Wilson was born December 14, 1909 in Sullivan, the daughter of Frank and Lou Ella Shoe Stevens. Mary retired, after 29 years, from Brown Shoe Company in Sullivan. Mary was a charter member of the Sullivan VFW Post #6410 with 61 years of membership, was a member of the Sullivan First United Methodist Church, Crystal Chapter #39 Order of the Eastern Star, White Shrine of Shelby County and the Amaraths.

Survivors include her children, John (Barb) Wilson of Sullivan, Donald Wilson and his fiancé Coral Berryman of Long Creek and Bettie (Kenneth) Davis of Decatur; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren and twenty-seven great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, one daughter, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, eight brothers and one sister.


                                 1. Wilson, Emma G (abt 1927 IL-)

                                   2. Wilson, Denton Dee (16 JUL 1929-19 AUG 1929)


                            3. Willson, Betty P. (1932

                            4. Wilson, Robert Paul ( 15 MAR 1934 Bond township, Lawrence Co , IL -26 Feb 1936 Canteen Township, St Clair, IL)


                           5. Wilson, John F (ABT 1937 IL-)

                            6. Wilson, Donald E (ABT 1938 IL -)

                        b. Wilson, Elza Leon(21 SEP 1914 m: (1)( 8 SEP 1945 IN) Foster, Bernice (2.) (26 Nov 1955Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana) Schell ( other marriage Darby), Betty Jean (11 Aug 1927Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA-20 Nov 1994 Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana)


                        c. Wilson, Alberta

                       d. Wilson, Donald D ( 23 JAN 1921 Bridgeport, Lawrence Co., IL- 7 APR 1991 Le Roy, McLean Co., IL) M; (1) Goff, Evelyn M (14 AUG 1920 Bridgeport, Lawrence, IL-21 June 1969 Lawrenceville, Lawrence, IL) (2) (21 FEB 1970) Stiger, Mabel Loretta (29 Oct 1907 -07 Jan 2003 Colfax, McLean, IL) He was in the Navy

Evelyn, Ethel and brother


Mother Elelyn May Goff Wilson

                           1. Wilson, Ethel Jane (5 Aug 1942 Lawrenceville, Lawrence, IL- 5 July 2012) m: Winters, William H


Ethel J. Winters, 69, LeRoy, passed away at 2:47 p.m. Thursday (July 5, 2012) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1942 in Lawrenceville to Donald and Evelyn M. Goff Wilson. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are two sons, Donald H. (Sally) Winters, Franklin, Va. and Delbert D. Winters, Sheffield; two daughters, Chloe E. (Larry) Brink and Rita L. Winters, both of LeRoy; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two sisters, Dona F. Cheek, Ocala, Florida and Rita M. (Jim) Carter, Lawrenceville.


                              a. Winters, Donald H m: Sally

                                b. Winters, Delbert

                                c. Winters, Chloe Jane m: (7 Aug 1989 Vincennes, Knox, Indiana) Brink, Larry Gene

                               d. Winters, Rita L. m: Carter, Jim

                            2. Wilson, Dona F m: Cheek

                        b. Wilson, George Howard (23 APR 1924 Lawrence Co, IL - 15 JAN 2014 Janesville, Rock Co., Wisconsin) m: (November 26, 1946) Fjelstad, Elois A. (18 MAY 1927 Colfax, Durin Co., WS- 15 JAN 20015 Janesville, Rock Co, WS)


George graduated from High School in Pinkstaff Illinois. He then served in the United States Navy from 1943 until 1946. He married Elois A. Fjelstad on November 26, 1946. She died January 15, 2005. George worked as a carpenter and bartender before he began to work for the Janesville School District. After retiring he worked as a funeral assistant for the Whitcomb-Lynch-Overton Funeral Home. He liked to travel, bowl, fish, and was a fan of the Chicago Bears Football Team and the Chicago Cubs Baseball Team. He was a member ot the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #197 and a life member of the VFW Kienow-Hilt Post #1621. George enjoyed people and life. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his six siblings. Whitcomb-Lynch-Albrecht Funeral Home served his family.



She was the daughter of Arthur and Elsie (Knutson) Fjelstad. She attended school in Eau Claire, WI, and was a graduate of Eau Claire Memorial High School. On November 26, 1946, she married George H. Wilson. Elois was employed for over 30 years at Parker Pen Co., working as a Tabulator and also as a Keypuncher, until her retirement in 1984. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband; her daughter; her sister; her 2 grandsons; nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Robert Hendrickson.


                                c. Wilson, Imogene (22 JUL 1929 Lawrence Co., IL- 5 MAY 2008 Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IL) m:(1) Waggoner, Henry S ( 1918-1963) (2) Harbaugh, Lawrence A (1925 -2009)



                        6. Wilson, Charles Richard ( 21 OCT 1889 Virginia, Cass, IL - 11 MAY 1975 Walnut Ridge, Virginia, IL) m: Treadway, Bernice (28 MAY 1889 Virginia, Cass, IL --7 DEC 1974 Walnut Ridge, Virginia, IL)

                        7. Wilson, Walter William (SEP 1891-)

                        8. Wilson, , Halbert (Hallie) W. ( 14 DEC 1895 Virginia, IL - NOV 1975 Independence, Jackson, MO) m. ( 22 MAR 1915) Bence, Florence Minnie ( 25 SEP 1894 IA-DEC 1985 Cedar Rapids, Linn, IA)



                               a. Wilson, Hellen M (1917 IA-

                               b. Wilson, Frank A (29 APR 1918 Manchester, IA-1967 Cedar Rapids, IA)


                               c. Wilson, Carl M ( 1920-

                               d. Wilson, Robert L (1924 -

                               e. Wilson, Hallie Louise (17 Feb 1930 Savannah and, MO -29 Mar 2004)

                        9. Wilson, Irene A (1896

                        10. Wilson, Leo

                        11. Wilson, Carl (ABT 1899 IL

                        12. Wilson, Edward (1903

                        13. Wilson, Elmer

G. Jokisch, Elizabeth (Lizzie)( May 20, 1865 Bluff Springs, IL-) m: (13 OCT 1887 Cass, IL) Hagerman, Adam L (26 JAN 1857 Virginia, IL -November 9,1940 Virginia)

HAGEMAN ADAM L M/W UNK 0000186 1940-11-09 VIRGINIA

Adam L. HAGEMAN was born February 26, 1857, on the farm which he now owns. Here he grew to manhood, and was educated. His father, Isaac Hageman, was born in Schuyler county, Pennsylvania, in 1809, of English and Scotch ancestry. His wife was Susanna Lischy, born in York county, Pennsylvania, in 1813, of German and Scotch ancestry.

They were married in 1837 in Ohio, and removed to Illinois in 1839. They settled on the farm where their son now lives in Monroe precinct, Cass county, Illinois, where both died, the father in 1873 and the mother in 1883. They had eight children: Jesse, William, Emanuel, Noah, Miller, Adam, Amanda and Sarah. All the children except Jesse were born on the old homestead in Monroe precinct. He was born in Ohio. Mrs. Hageman was raised in the Lutheran faith, but after marriage she joined the Methodist Episcopal Church with her husband. Both were consistent members of that church at their death and were respected by all.

Adam bought out the other heirs and now owns the old homestead. The farm comprises 422 1/2 acres of farming land well adapted to stock-raising. There are sixty acres of timber on the land. He has rented the farm for five years. Next year he purposes moving his family to Virginia to live in comfort and ease. He is a Republican in politics.

He was married to Miss Lizzie Jockisch of Bluff Springs, Cass county, Illinois, born May 20, 1865, he being thirty years of age. Her parents were Charles T. and Eleanora (Carls) Jockisch, who were very early settlers of Bluff Springs. To Mr. and Mrs. Hageman have been born four children, three of whom are living: Mary Eleanora, Emma Madora, Effie Cornelia and a son who is yet unnamed. Effie C. is the one not living.

Mrs. Hageman is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and both she and her husband are worthy people.

                           1. Hageman, Mary Eleanora "Mamie" (5 JUL 1888 Virginia Twp, Cass, IL - 13 SEP 1974 Virginia Twp, Cass IL)

                            2. Hageman, Emma Madora ( 25 JUL 1889 Virginia, IL -19 NOV 1942 Jacksonville, Morgan, IL 53 bur: Walnut Ridge Cemetery,)

                            3. Hageman, Effie Cornelia ( 26 DEc 1890 Virginia Twp, Cass, IL - 1 FEB 1892 Virginia Twp, Cass, IL)


                           4. Hageman, William "Burr" (3 FEB 1892 Virginia Twp, IL - 20 JUL 1930 Beardstown, Cass, IL) m: Orr, Helen
[The above wife for William and the following son appears to match, but at this time I do not have proof.]

                                a. Hangeman, Orville Lee "Skip" (1936-2008)


HAGEMAN, Orville Lee 'Skip' - Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois, January 20, 2008 - Submitted by Marcia Cox

Orville Lee "Skip" Hageman,

1936-2008, Beardstown

Orville Lee "Skip" Hageman, 71, of Superior, Wis., and formerly of Beardstown, died early Friday morning, Jan. 18, 2008, at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, Minn.

He was born Feb. 11, 1936, in Beardstown, the son of William "Burr" and Helen Orr Hageman. He married Becky Ullan on July 20, 1989, in Superior, Wis., and she survives.

He is also survived by four daughters, Becky (husband, Jim) Young of Virginia, Terri (husband, Les) Farwell of Beardstown, Cindy (husband, Scott) Cantrall of Andrew and Tonia Murray of Brainerd, Minn.; two sons, Tracy (wife, Linda) of Beardstown and Tim (wife, Nancy) of Big Lake, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Jack (wife, Pat) of Beardstown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by one sister.

Mr. Hageman attended Beardstown High School and was a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Germany. He was employed at Beardstown Flour Mill and Bell Telephone in Beardstown. In Superior, he was employed at Famous Foods and retired from the City of Superior. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 1239 in Beardstown and the Color Guard of Superior, Wis., and was past president of the vocalizers of Duluth, Minn. He was also involved with the Men's Country Pool, VFW Golf and Superior Bowling Leagues. He coached Little League in Beardstown and Superior for many years. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and relaxing outside. His greatest pleasures were his children, grandchildren and friends.

Private services will be held at Soldiers Square at Greenwood Cemetery in Superior, Wis., at a later date. Cremation Society of Minnesota in Duluth, Minn., is in charge of arrangements.

                        5. Hagerman, Lewis (Harold) (5 JAN 1896 Virginia Twp, Cass, IL - 25 NOV 1950 Virginia Twp, Cass, IL ) He had blue eyes, light color hair, slender and medium heights accoring to U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

                        6. Hagerman, Mabel (Nelia) ( 6 OCT 1896 Virginia Twp, Cass, IL - 14 FEB 1940 IL)

H. Jokisch, John Wesley (17 FEB 1867- 23 March 1870) aged 3 years and one month

I. Jokisch, Ida Ellen (3 JUN 1871 Cass, IL -2 AUG 1891) Ida died in Montana when twenty years of age

J. Jokisch, Richard Rudolph.,( 9 JUN 1873 Bluff Springs, IL-2 NOV1933 Bluff Springs, Cass, IL bur: Beardstown, Cass, IL 60) lives at Bluff Springs; m: 24 MAY 1911) Coil, Grace H. Father's birthplace Missouri. In the 1930 Bluff Springs, Cass IL Census Grace H. was 47 and Richard 56

                        1. Jokisch ,Virginia A (5 DEC 1905 IL Quincy, Adams Co., IL- 29 SEP 1991 Los Angeles, CA) m: Tirado-Rivera, Anthony (8 AUG 1905 Puerto Rico - 31 DEC 1972 Los Angeles, CA)



K. Jokisch, Cornelia P. (Cora) (25 FEB 1876 IL -7 JAN 1964) who resides with her mother;

L. Jokisch, Ottillia (Tillie) M. (24 JUN1878 IL-27 MAR 1976). m: (30 DEC 1897 Bluff Springs, Cass Co., IL) Jones, Charles F (MAY 1874 Bluff Springs IL - Cass, IL)

                        1. Jones, Charles Albert (14 JUL 1899 Bluff Springs, IL-22 JUL 1968 Middletown, Butler, OH) m: Mc Govern, Rosella (25 AUG 1897 Bluff Springs, IL - IL)

                            a. Jones, Kenneth

                            b. Jones, Alene Janice ( 3 AUG 1923 - 16 MAR 1999 Seattle, King, WA)

                        2. Jones, Rose Elenore (28 Apr 1904 - 8 Dec 2004) m: Tolson, Wayne

                        3. Jones, Dorothy

                        4. Jones, Edward Louis (15 APR 1911 Bluff Spring, IL-19 FEB 2007 Bluff Springs, Cass,IL) m: (April 19, 1935 Decatur, Illinois) Carls, Glenna (7 DEC 1912 Virginia, Cass Co., IL - 12 MAY 2001 Bluff Spings, Cass, IL)


Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois, February 21, 2007 - Submitted by Marcia Cox

Edward L. Jones, 1911-2007, Bluff Springs

Edward L. Jones, 95, of Bluff Springs, died Monday afternoon Feb. 19, 2007, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

He was born April 15, 1911, in Bluff Springs, the son of Charles F. and Otillia M. Jockisch Jones. He married Carls, Glenna in 1935, in Decatur, and she preceded him in death in 2001.

He is survived by two daughters, Marilyn (husband, Dean) Mohring of Rockton and Carole (fiancé', Ed Brannan) Perry of Bluff Springs; five grandchildren, Susan Starr and Karen Berg, both of Littleton, Colo., Linda Walker of Orlando, Fla., and Stephen Perry and Greg Perry, both of Bluff Springs; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Robert; and two sisters, Elenora Tolson and Dorothy Jones.

Mr. Jones was a member of Bluff Springs United Methodist Church. He spent most of his life as a farmer in the Bluff Springs area until his retirement. After retiring he worked construction. He was a member of various boards, which include president of Bluff Springs and Brick School boards, president of Cass County Regional School Board, member of Cass County Farm Bureau Board, member and chairman of Cass County Board, member of the board of the Bluff Springs Farmers Elevator Co., and past 4-H leader.

Memorial services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bluff Springs United Methodist Church. Burial will be held at a later date. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Bluff Springs United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to sagerfh@casscomm.com.

                              a. Jones, Maryland ( ABT 1940 IL

                        5. Jones, Robert in 1930 United States Federal Census was 11 years old living in Bluff Springs, Cass, Illinois