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Charles John Bockius
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Birth: Dec. 26, 1834
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1918
Orlando
Orange County
Florida, USA

He learned the trade of shoemaking when young, later established himself as a shoe merchant. He went to Port Huron MI with his brother where he was in the shoe business (1863 MI Business Directory: "Bockius & Bro (Henry J and Charles J), boot and shoe makers, and hats and caps, Military" p. 449)

Served in the 22 Michigan Infantry for 3 years in the Civil War (listed in the Civil War pension index). Was a staff officer rising from private to first lieutenant; his regiment participated in the battles of Chickamauaga, Missionary Ridge, and in the fall of Atlanta.

After the war he manufactured glass, first in Canton OH, and later in Marion, IN
(Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the US, Commandery of the state of IN, in memoriam-companion-Charles J. Bockius, circular #9, series of 1918, Whole #401.)

He went to Chicago for one year and then to New York for four years, then back to Chicago for 3 years (during this time he was in the jewelry business.)
Member of the G.A.R. Held an interest in the Canton Glass Works.

Married Helen Mar Garlick on September 26, 1865 in Macomb, MI.

Father of:
Mary Lee (Bockius) Rockhill (1846-1966)
John Charles Bockius (1868-1876)
James Henderson Bockius (1870-1920)
Helen Rose Bockius (1874-1882)
Henrietta Louise (Bockius) Stoolmiller (b. 1876)
Caroline Lois (Bockius) Williams (b. 1880)

Grave includes: Adolph Bockius, Sivilla Bockius, Caroline (Bockius) Williams, Catherine A. Bockius, Charles J. Bockius, Cornelius Bockius, Edward A. Bockius, Elizabeth Bockius, Helen BOckius, John C. Bockius, Lewis A. Bockius, Nellie Bockius, Rosanna Bockius, Valentine Bockius, Wm. H. Bockius.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Charles Bockius (1800 - 1878)
  Rosanna Dorothea Keller Bockius (1806 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Mar Garlick Bockius (1845 - 1933)*
 
 Children:
  Caroline Lois Bockius Williams (1880 - 1944)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth A Bockius (1821 - 1830)*
  Louis Valentine Bockius (1826 - 1899)*
  Charles John Bockius (1834 - 1918)
  William H. Bockius (1836 - 1842)*
  Amelia Dorothy Bockius Huntington (1840 - 1917)*
  Adolph G. Bockius (1842 - 1842)*
  Catharine Amanda Bockius (1842 - 1842)*
  Edward A. Bockius (1843 - 1881)*
  Cornelius W Bockius (1845 - 1889)*
  Sivilla Ann Bockius (1849 - 1850)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Lawn Cemetery
Canton
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section G
 
Created by: Linda H
Record added: Apr 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36431706
Charles John Bockius
Added by: Linda H
 
Charles John Bockius
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