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Posted By: Connie Westcott (email)
Date: 3/2/2008 at 10:44:56

History of Black Hawk County by Isaiah Van Metre, 1904, page 488 and 489.

Charles M. Yockstick is one of the best known representative farmers of Black Hawk township, Black Hawk County, where he lives on a well improved farm of 80 acres, situated in section 16. He was born at Cedar Falls, Iowa, August 7, 1870, and is a son of Adam and Hannah (Finsky) Yockstick, both natives of Germany.

Upon coming to America, Adam Yockstick engaged in farming and continued in that occupation until his retirement in 1903. Politically, Mr. Yockstick is a Republican. Mr. and Mrs. Yockstick have been blessed with 12 children, eight of whom are now living, namely: Lewis; Mary, who was married to Thomas Conlisk; John; Lynch, who is married to Jacob Seufferlein; Emma who is married to James Houghtaling; Charles M.; Minnie, who is married to Al. Seufferlein; and Edward. Mr. and Mrs. Yockstick are members of the German Evangelical Church.

Charles M. Yockstick attended the public schools of Black Hawk County, and afterward became a traction engineer, although he has devoted the greater part of his life to farming. Mr. Yockstick is prominent in the business circles of his county, and is numbered among it's substantial citizens. Politically, he is a Republican, and is at present serving as president of the School Board of his district.

In 1892, the subject of this sketch was married to Lucinda Strayer, and one child has been born to them -- C. Iva.

Mr. and Mrs. Yockstick are members of the Progressive Brethren Church.


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