George Bock, a native of New York City, was born September 24, 1842. He is a son of Gottfried Bock, who died in Johnson county, October 10, 1882. His wife, Margaret Bock, is now living in Johnson county. When the subject of this sketch was quite young, his parents moved to Washington county, New York. In 1863 they came to Iowa and settled in Cedar county. At the age of twenty-two years George left home and worked at general farm work in that county. He was married in March, 1870, to Angeline Chrisman, a daughter of John and Sarah Chrisman. John Chrisman died in Johnson county, April 19, 1882, and his widow lives, at present, with Mr. and Mrs. Bock. Mr. Book came to Cass county in 1873, and located on section 9, Union township, where he now lives. His farm contains one hundred and sixty acres, all under good improvement and fenced in forty acre fields, Mr. and Mrs. Bock have seven children - Emma, born August 10, 1871; Margaret, born August 17, 1873; Sarah, born September 20, 1875; Susan, born September 17, 1877; George, born September 8, 1879; Gottfried, born June 4, 1881, and Martha, born July 12, 1883. Mr. Bock has served as school director, road supervisor and member of the board of trustees.
Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 741.