|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1862|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 1948|
Josephine Shinn was born June 15, 1864 in Nove Mesto, Kuklik County, Moravia. She was the oldest of 5 children, born to Frank & Anna (Musil) Shinn. They lived in a rich valley between Germany and Russia; the two countries always were fighting over that part of the country.
Josephine never attended school, they had a Governess to teach them. She was 11 or 12 when they came to America. She would tell about the trip on the ocean; baby Annie was sick and they were so afraid she would die. If she died they would have to put her in the ocean, the trip took 3 weeks.
After they settled in Nebraska Josephine started school, she only went two weeks and her mother got sick, she was needed to help at home. Her mother died of Diptheria or Typhoid Fever. The work was too much for a little girl, so her father sent money and asked their old housekeeper, Frances Havlicek, to come to America and take care of the family. Frances came and they later married, and had one son, Edward.
Josephine later went to work in Humboldt; she baked pies and cakes at the hotel. Here is where Mr. Votroubek knew herand told Frank Yoble to go to Humboldt and meet her. So Frank went, they only saw each other three times before they married on January 29, 1889. Frank was a widower with two small girls, Maggie & Sadie May. Frank and Josephine had four children, Blanche, Lillian, Edmund and Olga.
They farmed near Barneston before moving east of DuBois where they remained until their retirement from farming, then they moved into DuBois. They had built a new home on the farm, when they were no longer able to care for themselves, they moved back to the farm and lived with their son and his wife, Edmund and Hettie Yoble until their deaths.
Josephine did a lot of knitting and did volunteer work for the Red Cross. She asked to be buried with her Bohemian Bible and Prayer Book. She had always liked to read, and would read the news to her husband in the evenings, the Kansas City Star, DuBois Press, Capper's Weekly and other weekly papers.
Frantisek Shinn (1833 - 1915)
Anna Musil Shinn (1837 - 1875)
Frank Yoble (1860 - 1950)
Blanche Anna Yoble Chauza (1889 - 1968)*
Lillian Belle Yoble Votroubek (1893 - 1986)*
Edmund Frank Yoble (1895 - 1978)*
Olga Christina Yoble Fankhauser (1898 - 1998)*
Josephine Shinn Yoble (1862 - 1948)
Vincencie Shinn Rakosnik (1866 - 1933)*
Thomas Shinn (1867 - 1955)*
Frank Shinn (1870 - 1953)*
Anna Vitek (1873 - 1928)*
Maintained by: Luella Hinrichsen
Originally Created by: Louise Vedder
Record added: Feb 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33514840
Rest in peace-|
Added: Mar. 24, 2010