August Krohe


From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 562-563, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  August Krohe, an old settler and well-to-do farmer, was born on Saxony, Germany, on August 19, 1812. He came of good German blood and good family. He is the son of Christian and Rosina (Reicker) Krohe, natives of Saxony, where they grew up and lived until the family of children were all born and part of them grown up. They then took passage on a sailing vessel in August, 1835, and after a seven weeks' voyage landed in New Orleans, coming thence up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to Beardstown. From there they soon went to Spring Bluff, and here they bought and improved new lands, part of which was Government land. It was on this farm that the father and mother spent their last days, the former dying at the age of seventy-nine years; the latter was eighty-eight when she died. They were a healthy and prosperous family, and the same quality is in their son, August, who is as bright and healthy at eighty years as he ever was. The father and mother of our subject were members of the Lutheran Church.
  Mr. Krohe has a fine farm with good buildings on it, on which he has lived since 1840. It is in section 8, township 17, range 11. He has always been identified with the best interests of the county, and has lived to see wonderful improvements here.
  He was married in this county to Miss Christianna Jockisch, born near the farm of her husband in Saxony, Germany, in 1810. She was yet a young woman when her parents and grandparents came to the United States, in 1835, on the same vessel that the Krohes came on, and they, like the latter, found good homes in Cass county. Soon after coming here, Mr. Krohe and Miss Jockisch were married, and lived together until 1889, when Mrs. Krohe died. She was a good mother and wife and was a faithful member of the Lutheran church. She was the only daughter of Gottlieb and Christianna (Jacob) Jockisch. Grandfather Jockisch died here in 1836, after he had been here about a year. He was then about sixty-four and was a good reliable old man. His name was Gottlieb Jockisch, and he was the founder of the family in this country.
  Mr. and Mrs. Krohe had six living children: Louis, a farmer in Schuyler county, married to Sophia Korte; Minnie, wife of Henry Korte (see biography); Louisa, wife of a farmer of Morgan county; Henry (see biography); Amelia, wife of Henry Rupel, a farmer on Mr. Krohe's homestead.
  Mr. Krohe, wife and all the family have been members of the Lutheran Church, and Mr. Krohe and his sons are Democrats. They are all worthy people.

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