Phillip Jokisch

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 377-378, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Phillip Jokisch, 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 Sarah Hackman, 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 Fred and Minnie M. (Meyer) Hackman, 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.

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