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Francis L. Jokerst, member of the firm of Rozier & Jokerst, general merchants of Ste. Genevieve, was born in Ste. Genevieve, September 16, 1851, and is the son of Charles and Theresa (Siebert) Jokerst. Charles Jokerst was a native of Baden, Germany, and came to America about the year 1845 and settled in Ste. Genevieve, where he was highly respected. When Francis was two years old his father died (1853), and in 1864, or at the age of twelve, he began a clerkship in his uncle’s store, and in 1874 became a partner of the firm of Rozier & Jokerst. In January, 1875, he married Miss Rosa A. Yealy, a native of Ste. Genevieve, and a daughter of Jacob and Mary Yealy. To them were born five children – three sons and two daughters. In 1887 Mr. Jokerst became a member of the firm of Jokerst & Lawrence, of Doe Run, Mo. He is a Democrat in politics, and his family worship at the Catholic Church.
Source: History of Southeast Missouri (1888). Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

Charles C. Jokerst, a member of the firm of Rozier & Jokerst, at Ste. Genevieve, is a native of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., born September 17, 1853, and is the cutter and fitter in the clothing department of their establishment. His parents, Charles and Theresa (Siebert) Jokerst, are spoken of in the sketch of Francis L. Jokerst. When Charles C. Jokerst was but six months old his father died, and when he had attained his thirteenth year he began working for himself on a cash capital of 15 cents. He obtained employment in the flouring mill at Lawrenceton, Mo., and remained in the employment of the company for two and a half years. He then returned to Ste. Genevieve and engaged as a clerk for John L. Boverie, and later engaged in the same capacity for F.C. Rozier & Son. In 1881 he became a partner in the firm of Rozier & Jokerst. January 30, 1877, he married Miss Mary J. Hettig, a native of Ste. Genevieve, born April 8, 1853, and a daughter of Fedale and Catherine (Meyer) Hettig. To Mr. and Mrs. Jokerst was born one child, a daughter, named Annie T. Mrs. Jokerst died August 4, 1882, at the age of twenty-nine years. April 11, 1883, Mr. Jokerst married Miss Theresa R. Hettig, who was born November 11, 1861, and who is a sister of his first wife. To this union were born three children – two sons and one daughter. Mr. Jokerst is secretary of the board of public education, and is treasurer of Ste. Genevieve Branch No. 406, Catholic Knights of America. He is also a member of the St. Vincent and Paul Society, is a member of the Catholic Church and a Republican in his political views. Bartholomew Siebert, the maternal grandfather of Charles C. Jokerst, was among the first German settlers of Ste. Genevieve, and owned the first four-wheeled vehicle in the county.
Source: History of Southeast Missouri (1888). Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

 

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