Pvt Adam Yockel

Pvt Adam Yockel

Hessen, Germany
Death 18 Mar 1894 (aged 59)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Plot Sec Meierhoffer, Lot 226, Gr 1E with Elizabeth and Ida.
Memorial ID 62572193 · View Source
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He served in the U. S. Military during the Civil War. He was a Private assigned to Company G, 35th New York Infantry.

Aged 59.3 years

Occupation: Lutheran minister

The following is a typewritten obituary written by Otto Rohrig, son-in-law of Adam Yockel. It was among papers passed down in the Smallwood family. I have included some notes of my own in brackets:

Home Going of Rev. Adam Yockel

Pastor A. Yockel, born on December 6, 1824 in Manheim Doshetogtum Hesson. Reared and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. At the age of seventeen he came to the United States and resided in Jefferson County, New York. In the year 1858 he changed under pastor W. M. Empie [I believe he means "was saved," or possibly he changed Lutheran synods]

From 1861 to 1868 he took part in the American Civil War, from which he returned disabled. From there he went to New York, where he joined the Evangelishem [sic] group. A few years.

He moved as a preacher of the Evangelishem [sic] group to Wisconsin, where he Practiced in active duty for eight years.

His old suffering re-occured, [physcial difficulties suffered during the war] as a result he moved to Kansas, there he rested for five years, after this he started to preach again. He then practiced again for six years of active duty.

His nervous system completely deteriorated, the doctors told him that he must discontinue to preach, and that he must move southward. There he lived for three years, and again with his Mother Church, and was a link of Nebraska synode [the Nebraska Synod of the Lutheran Church]. He thought by moving his family to the South, and by bringing his personal business affairs, that he would spend his last winter in Saint Joseph, Missouri. On March 4, he became ill, and had to undergo an operation, on March 13, five days after the operation, he died.

In the Funeral rites ten preachers representing the state of Missouri, attended.

The deceased was married in the year 1857 to Elisabeth F. Lohr. and from this marriage they were blessed with ten children. Four of his children died before he entered Eternity. Three of them in the tender years, and one daughter eighteen years of age.

He leaves his wife, six children, seven grandchildren at the funeral mourning his eternal voyage.

From this he left behind a good example. So we could say, look upon his life, and his ending, and carry on his beliefs.

[in handwriting at the bottom]: "Died Mar 18, 1894"

The above information provided by: Virginia Sholin Smallwood



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