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JOCKISCH, Addie - Central Illinoian, Thursday August 4, 1881 - Submitted by Ernie Launer
   Died, - Saturday evening July 30, 1881, Addie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Wm. Jockisch, aged eighteen years less forty-one days. She has suffered for some six weeks with bilious and typhoid fever, at one time supposed to be convalescing. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. F. Gillmore, at the family residence on Monday at ten o'clock, when the remains were taken to the old homestead south of Bluff Springs for burial.

JOCKISCH, August - Beardstown Illinoian 3 January 1888 - Submitted by Ernie Launer
   Died, Saturday, December 31st, 1887, at his residence in the Jockisch settlement, of general debility. August Jockisch, in the seventy-first year of his age.
   He was born in Saxony, Germany, and emigrated to this country in 1828, living eight years in Texas. He came to this county in 1836 and in 1847 was married to Miss Susan Lahman, who survives him. He was a type of the industrial, frugal German, who has done so much to develop the agricultural resources of this country. The funeral services took place yesterday afternoon. Interment at the Jockisch grave yard.

JOCKISCH, Christine - Submitted by Ernie Launer
CHRISTINE JOCKISCH October 23, 1978.
   Christine Elizabeth Jockisch, 59, of Rushville, died Monday afternoon at Culbertson Hospital in Rushville.
   She was born near Bluff Springs March 10, 1919, a daughter of Rudolph and Elizabeth Ring Hendricker.
   She married Clyde Jockisch September 19, 1970 in Arenzville. He survives.
   Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. John (Yvonne) Boice of Beardstown; Mrs. Gerald (Sharon) Boice of Havana; Mrs. Lawarence (Joanne) Piluski of Rushville and Mrs. Robert (Janet) Lauderback of Beardstown; four brothers, Albert Hendricker of Beardstown, Charles Hendricker of Arenzville, Harvey Hendricker of Lackland, Fla., Orville Hendricker of Clifton Hills, Mo.; two sisters, Marie and Helen Sue Hendricker of Arenzville.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, and a granddaughter.
   She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church here, where services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Arnold Hoffman and the Rev. James Lester officiating. Friends may call at the church an hour before the service.
   Burial will be in Jockisch Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Southern Baptist Church.

JOCKISCH, Christ Henry - Illinoian Star Thursday January 29, 1929 - Submitted by Ernie Launer
   Christ Henry Jockisch, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Jockisch, born south of Bluff Springs, Ill., December 22, 1858, died at his late home seven miles south of Beardstown, Ill., January 23, 1925 aged 66 years, one month and one day.
   He was converted in his boyhood days to the Methodist church and kept his faith to his end. He was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Sheilds of Monroe, Ill., in 1885. To this union were born eleven children. He leaves to mourn , his wife, John, Julius, Lester, Elmer, and Lewis at home: George of near Beardstown: Iva, wife of Lewis Stanley, Arenzville: Verna, wife of Charles Wilson, Arenzville: Ethel, wife of Howard Dyches, near Beardstown: Ara, wife of August Hintz, near Beardstown: Dovie, Wife of Ben Krueger, near Beardstown: and nineteen grandchildren: also two brothers and four sisters - Walter of Bluff Springs: Wesley of Easton, Ill., Mrs. Sarah Washburn, of Lexington, Okla., Mrs. Julia Wahl of Edwardsville, Ill.: Mrs. Martha Nollsch of Boody, Ill.: Mrs. Sophia Hendricker of Bluff Springs, Ill.: besides a number of other relatives and friends. He was a Loved and loving husband and father.

JOCKISCH, Christopher - Funeral Notice from the Illinoian Star January 26, 1925
Christopher Jockisch
   Funeral services for Christopher Jockisch who died suddenly Friday night January 23, 1925, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the holiness church near Bluff Springs. The Rev. C. S. Boyd conducted the services. Interment was in the Jockisch cemetery.
   Mr. Jockisch was a prominent farmer of Indian Creek bottom, where he has lived most of his life. He was born near Virginia and has always resided in Cass County. He died at the age of 66 years.

JOCKISCH, Clyde - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Clyde Jockisch, 70, of Beardstown dies
   BEARDSTOWN - Clyde Jockisch, 70, of Beardstown, died early Wednesday, March 6,1991, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Beardstown.
   He was born March 20, 1920, in Cass County, a son of George and Grace Grant Jockisch. He married Christine Hendricker on Sept. 19, 1940. She died Oct. 23, 1978.
   He is survived by four daughters, Yvonne Boice of Beardstown, Sharon Boice of Green Valley, Joanne Piluski of Rushville and Janet Louderback of Beardstown; nine grandchildren; one brother, Clifford of Rushville; and three sisters, Dolly Krohe of Beardstown, Irene DeSollar of Beardstown and Viola Wankel of Orlando, Fla. He was preceded in death by one sister, Fern Hendricker.
   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.rn. Saturday at First Southern Baptist Church of Beardstown with burial at Jockisch Cemetery at Bluff Springs. Visitation will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Cline Funeral Home in Beardstown and at the church one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to First Southern Baptist Church of Beardstown or Free Methodist Building Fund in Rushville.

JOCKISCH, Clifford V. - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Clifford V. Jockisch
   RUSHVILLE - Clifford Vern Jockisch, 73, R.R. 4, Rushville, died Thursday morning, Sept. 7, 1995, at his residence.
   He was born April 2, 1922, in Cass County, the son of George Henry and Grace Emma Grant Jockisch. He married Rosemary Turner on April 7, 1941, in Cass County. She preceded him in death June 23, 1974.
   He is survived by one daughter, Vivian Akin of Rushville; four sons, Robert Jockisch of Florida, Ronald Jockisch of rural St. Augustine, IL, Daryl Jockisch of Vermont and Clyde Jockisch of rural Rushville; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dollie Krohe and Irene DeSollar, both of Beardstown, and Viola Wankel of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Clifford Grant Jockisch; one granddaughter, Rosemary Jockisch; one brother, Clyde Jockisch; and two sisters, Fern Hendricker and Ida May Jockisch.
   Mr. Jockisch was a retired farmer and had also worked for the Oscar Mayer Co. in Beardstown for several years. He attended Cass County schools. He was a member of the Black Oak Church in rural Beardstown and had attended the Versailles Nazarene Church, where he had served as Sunday School superintendent and Treasurer for many years.
   Funeral services for Clifford Jockisch were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 1995, in the Bethel Church of the Nazarene near Arenzville with the Rev. Dean Spencer officiating. Organist Carlene Krohe accompanied vocalist Kallie Hendricker, who sang the hymns "I'll Fly Away" and "The Old Rugged Cross.". Serving as pallbearers were DeWayne Jockisch, Rob Jockisch, Steve Jockisch, Clay Jockisch, Randy Akin, Rodney Randall, Mike Fitzjarrald, and Scott Pittman. Burial was at the Jockisch Cemetery near Arenzville.
   The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling was in charge of the arrangements.

JOCKISCH, Clinton Lloyd - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Clinton Lloyd Jockisch, Sr. March 31, 1917-November 20, 1994
   Clinton Lloyd Jockisch, Sr., 77. of Godfrey died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, November 20. 1994 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton.
   He was born March 31, 1917 in Bluff Springs. the son of Henry A. and Rosa Della Williams Jockisch. He married Margaret Faye Terpening in East Alton on August 5, 1944. She died January 21. 1994.
   He is survived by two daughters. Terry L. Fones of Godfrey and BettyJ. Ries of St. Petersburg. FL; three sons. Clinton Lloyd Jockisch, Jr. and Thomas Lee Jockisch. both of Godfrey, and Dennis Michael Jockisch of Yakima, WA; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother. Homer Jockisch of Shipman; and one sister, Annabelle Hayes of Mogadore.OH.
   He was preceded in death by his parents. five brothers and two sisters.
   He was a National Guard veteran and a member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge 25 AF&AM in Alton. He retired in 1977 after 30 years as a machinist at Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in Godfrey.
   Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 23. at the Mayflower Congregational Church in Godfrey with the Rev. David Cox officiating.
   Burial was in the Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

JOCKISCH, Ernest - Beardstown Enterprise, Beardstown, Illinois Saturday March 5, 1898
Death of Ernest Jockisch
   Died, at his home 3 miles south of Bluff Springs, Friday evening, March 4, 1898, at 5:30 o'clock. Mr. Ernest Jockisch, aged 73 years and 28 days. Deceased was born in Saxony, Germany, and came with his parents to this country when a mere boy. Some years afterward he was married to Margaret Deiglemeier, who was a native of Hanover, Germany. Of this union seven children were born; Wilhelmina, now deceased; Caroline, William A., Frank, Louisa, Charles and Henry. Deceased was a member of the Zion German M. E. church, at which place funeral services will occur Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

JOCKISH, G. (Mr.) - The Cass County Historian, December 1999, taken from Beardstown Illinoian, March 1874
   Mr. G. Jockish living in the Jockish settlement, died Monday the 2nd. He was sick a few days with brain fever.

JOCKISCH, Grace E. - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Mrs. Grace E. Jockisch
   Mrs. Grace E. Jockisch, 74, of 207 East 5th street, died at her home Saturday morning.
   She was born Sept. 25, 1896 in Cass County, the daughter of Samuel and Dollie Hager Grant. She was married to George H. Jockisch on February 2, 1915. Mr. Jockisch preceded her in death in January of 1956. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Mrs. Fern Hendricker and Ida May Jockisch her parents and four brothers.
   She is survived by two sons, Clyde of Rushville, Clifford of Ray; three daughters, Mrs. Phillip (Dollie) Krohe of Beardstown, Mrs. Floyd (Viola) Wankel of Orlando, Florida. and Mrs. Kenneth (Irene) DeSollar of Beardstown; three brothers, Freeman Grant of Canton; Charles Grant of Arenzville and Sam Grant of Chapin; three sisters, Mrs. Esther Brokaw, Miss Alma Grant of Los. Angeles Calif., Mrs. Norma Dixon of Perry; 22 grandchildren and 21great-grandchildren.
   Mrs. Jockisch was a member of the Beardstown Church of Nazarene.
   Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Beardstown Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Leroy Cunningham of Crisman officiating. The remains will be taken to the church at 12:30 to lie in state one hour prior to the services.
   Friends may call at the Cline Funeral Home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m, Burial will be in the Jockisch Cemetery south of Bluff Springs.
   The family suggests those wishing to give memorials may donate to the memorial fund of the Beardstown Church of the Nazarene.

JOCKISCH, Hazel Ilene - Buchanan Funeral Home Internet Website
Hazel Ilene Jockisch February 1, 2010
Hazel Ilene Jockisch, 77, of Virginia, IL died Monday, February 1, 2010 at her residence.
   She was born September 10, 1932 in Jacksonville, IL; the daughter of George and Dimple Marie Jennings Holmes. She married Ronald C. Jockisch on June 15, 1952 in Virginia, IL and he survives.
   She is also survived by three children, Roger Jockisch (wife, Fonda), Cynthia Musch (husband, Carl), and Vera Sims (husband, Jeff), all of Virginia; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three brothers, Marshall Holmes (wife, Mildred) of Jacksonville, Charles Holmes (wife, Audrey) of Virginia, and Robert Holmes of Phoenix, AZ; three sisters, Vivian Rouland (husband, Harold) of Springfield, Ethel Megginson of Jacksonville, and Georgie Langdon of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Donald Holmes (surviving wife, Shirley of Arthur); and two sisters, Kathern Holmes in infancy and Evelyn Beck.
   Mrs. Jockisch was a graduate of Virginia High School and a devoted mother and homemaker. She attended First Baptist Church in Virginia. She enjoyed camping, flower gardening, and spending time with her family who affectionately referred to her as small in stature but mighty in spirit.
   Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia with Pastors Vince French and Karl Jones officiating. At her request, there will be no visitation. Memorial gifts are suggested to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice, First Baptist Church of Virginia, or Davita Dialysis Center in Jacksonville. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home of Virginia is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

JOCKISCH, John - Illinoian Star April 29, 1940 - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Cass Farmer, 49, Is Dead
John Jockisch, 49, years old, a life-long resident of Cass county, died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home seven miles southwest of this city in the South Beardstown drainage district.
   Mr. Jockisch had been ill eight weeks. About three weeks ago twenty farmer friends gathered at the Jockisch farm home with a score of tractors and plowed 65 acres of ground for Mr. Jockisch, who had been ill too long to get his land ready for crops.
   His illness started with pneumonia and a complication of diseases cause his death.
   The body was taken to the Cline Funeral Home here to be prepared for burial, and funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Black Oak church. Burial will be at Jockisch cemetery.
   Surviving are his wife and four children, the oldest of whom is nine: two children, Virgil and Melvin by a former marriage: five brothers, George, Julius, Lester, Elmer and Lewis, all of whom live near here: and four sisters, Mrs. Lewis Stanley of Pittsfield, Mrs. Verna Wilson of Beardstown, Mrs. H. C. Dyche of near this city, and Mrs. Ben Kruegar, also of near this city.
   The body will be returned to the home of the decedent's brother, George Jockisch tonight.

JOCKISCH, John Victor - Beardstown Illinoian Star Saturday October 24, 1931 - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Funeral For Mr. Jockisch to be Sunday
   Funeral services for Mr. J. Victor Jockisch, who died at his home here Friday afternoon, will be held at the Congregational church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock following short services at the home at 1020 Washington street at 2:00 o'clock with Rev. A. E. Beddoes, pastor of the Congregational church officiating. Interment will be made in City Cemetery with the Masons in charge.
   John Victor Jockisch, son of Wm. Jockisch and Elizabeth Rohn-Jockisch was born on a farm southeast of this city. At the age of nine he moved to Beardstown where he attended the public schools and later the Jacksonville Business College where he graduated.
   He worked as a boy for Henry Unland in the grocery business and later for Kuhl Brothers in the dry goods business until he became a partner in the Phil Kuhl and Jockisch dry goods business which partnership continued for 41 years, the business being known as "The Model". After Mr. Phil Kuhl retired from the business Mr. Jockisch was sole proprietor of "the Model" for ten years, retiring in 1919.
   On June 1, 1893, he was united in marriage in Springfield, Illinois, to Miss Johanna Jockisch also of this city, and to this union one child , Mrs Zelma Jockisch was born who with the wife survive him.
   He is also survived by three grandchildren, Marjorie Ice, age 12, Barbara Ice, age 11 and Noel Victor Ice, 3 and one-half years, together with one sister, Mrs. Tom Brines of Pleasantview and two neices, Mrs. Florence Brines-Strong of Pleasantview, Mrs. Rosa Brines-Tribbey of Rushville and one nephew, Russell Henning of Beardstown.
   Four sisters have preceded him in death, Mrs. Anna Allard, Mrs. Rosa Henning, Mrs. Addie Jockisch and one who died in infancy.
   The deceased was a man of upright character and integrity and a man who held the highest respect of those with whom he was associated. he was an especially kind father and husband, always devoting himself to the happiness of his family.
   Mr. Jockisch had been director of the First National Bank of this city for the past thirty years.
   He was a member of the Congregational church here and was a prominent member of Masonic Order belonging to the Cass Lodge A. F. and A. M. Clark Chapter R. A. M., Council, No. 88 and Royal and Silect Msons here, the Knight Templars at Rushville and the Ansar Shrine and the Consistory at Springfield.
   Mr. Jokisch was taken ill last June and was taken to the St. John's hospital for treatment. He was brought to his home and later taken back to the hospital in Springfield where he submitted to an operation on September 12th.
   Everything possible was done for his relief but to no avail and while he had seemingly been improved he was taken suddenly worse this week, succumbing Friday October 23rd.

JOCKISCH, Julius C. "Pat" - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Pat JOCKISCH, 81, of Beardstown, found dead Monday July 25, 1977
BEARDSTOWN - Julius C. "Pat" Jockisch, 81, of rural Beardstown was found dead in his car Monday evening in front of Hagener Township Hall. Cass County Coroner Dick Pugh of Virginia said death occurred about 6:45 p.m. from a gunshot wound in the head. Mr. Pugh will conduct an inquest at a later date.
   The deceased was born in Cass county October 12, 1895, son of Christ and Myra Shields Jockisch.
    He married Viola Turner May 8, 1944. She survives with four sons and two daughters: Keith Jockisch and Kirby Jockisch of Beardstown, Gordon Jockisch of Griggsville, Bradley Jockisch of Chapin, Mrs. William (Beverly) Rebman of Auburn and Mrs. Byron (Vicki) Hall of Beardstown. There are 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
   Two brothers and a sister survive: Lester Jockisch of Jacksonville and Lewis Jockisch and Mrs. Ben (Dovie) Krueger, both of Beardstown. He was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.
   Mr. Jockisch was a retired farmer and was a World War I veteran. He was superintendent of Black Oak Baptist church.
   Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Cline Funeral Home in Beardstown with interment in Black Oak cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral, home.
   Memorials may be made to the Black Oak cemetery fund.

JOCKISCH, Lester W. - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Lester Jockisch, 93 dies early Tuesday February 12, 1991
Beardstown - Lester W. Jockisch, 93 of Jacksonville, died early Tuesday morning, February 12, 1991 at Myers, Convalescent and Skilled Nursing Center in Beardstown.
   He was born September 25, 1897, in Cass County, a son of Christ and Myria Shields Jockisch.
   He is survived by one brother, Lewis, and one sister, Dovie Krueger, both of Beardstown, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cline Funeral Home in Beardstown with burial at Jockisch Cemetery at Bluff Springs. No formal visitation will be held.

JOCKISCH, Lewis Charles "Mike" - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Lewis Charles "Mike" Jockisch 1908 - 1999 BEARDSTOWN
   Lewis Charles "Mike" Jockisch, 90, of Beardstown, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at the Heritage Manor South Nursing Home in Beardstown.
   He was born Dec. 15, 1908, in Cass County, the son of Christ H. and Myria Catherine Shields Jockisch. He married Verna Jeanice Moeller on May 2, 1944, in Beardstown, and she preceded him in death on May 14,1985.
   He is survived by two sons, David C. (wife, Katy) of Beardstown and Jack (wife, Lucy) of Meredosia; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Iva Stanley, Verna Wilson, Ara Hintz, Ethel Dyche and Dovie Krueger; and five brothers, George "Tub," Lester "Slim," Elmer "Tom," John and Julius "Pat."
   Mr. Jockisch was a lifelong farmer in Cass County. He attended Black Oak Church and he loved to fox hunt when he was a young man.
   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown with burial at the family lot of the Black Oak Cemetery. Informal visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Black Oak Cemetery or the Heritage Manor South Activity Fund.

JOCKISCH, Mae - Virginia Gazette Thursday Aug. 21, 1980 - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Mae Jockisch
   Mae Jockisch, 96, of Virginia, died Aug. 8 at the Jacksonville Convalescent Center.
   She was born Oct. 9, 1883 in Cass County, a daughter of William and Emma Boatman Bowman.
   Her husband, Howard, died in 1952.
   Surviving are three daughters, Rita Reathaford of Moweaqua, Mary Faetz of Mesa, Ariz. and Dorothy Sinclair of Virginia; a son John Howard Jockisch, Jr. of Plymouth, Mich. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers and sister.
   Services were held Aug. 11 at the Massie Funeral Home with the Rev. Allan Simms officiating. Greg Mahlandt was the Organist. Pallbearers include Ron Stevens, Robert Jokisch, Roger Jokisch, Harry Devlin, Dave Sinclair and Edward Mefford.

JOCKISCH, Margaret - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Mrs. Margaret Jockisch Dead.
   Mrs. Margaret Jockisch died at her home in Jockisch settlement on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 5 days. Her husband, Ernest Jockisch preceded her in death some few years ago. She was born in Hanover, Germany, and when quite young she came to this country with her mother and they settled in Cass county, where the mother died shortly afterward. The daughter was married some few ears later to Ernest Jockisch, a prosperous farmer, who had also come to America from Germany.
   There are six children left to mourn her death, Mrs. Caroline Lane, William, Frank, Henry, Charles and Louisa.
   The funeral services will be held at the late residence, five miles south east of her, at 1 p. m. Friday and at the Jockisch church at 1:30. Interment in Jockisch cemetery.

JOCKISCH, Margaretha (Scheidt) - Beardstown Illinoian Star, Tuesday September 4, 1900 - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Funeral of Mrs. Jockisch
   The remains of Mrs. Charles Jockisch, who died at her home in Rising City, Neb., Friday, were brought here this noon. Services were held at her late home Sunday, and short services will be held at the Jokisch cemetery near Bluff Springs this afternoon where she will be interred. Rev. Temple, of Arenzville, will conduct the services. The deceased was a former resident of this county and has a number of relatives here.

JOCKISCH, Pearl (Mrs Charles O.) - Beardstown Morning Enterprise Wednesday March 15, 1911 - Submitted by Ernie Launer
   Remains of Mrs. Chas. Jockisch, Who Died Monday Morning, Will be Laid to Rest Today.
   The funeral services over the body of Mrs. Charles O. "Pearl" Jockisch, of Bluff Springs, who died at 11:30 o'clock Monday morning, will be held this Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the late residence and the body will be laid to rest in the German cemetery.
   Mrs. Jockisch as well known in this city, where she resided for many years, being a daughter of Mr. Frank Rhineberger, a conductor on the Burlington railroad. Besides her husband and one son, four months of age she leaves her father and two brothers, Ray and Clarence Rhineberger to mourn her demise.
   She left Beardstown for a residence in Colorado and was married to Mr. Jockisch later taking up her residence with her husband on a farm near Bluff Springs.

JOCKISCH, Ronald C. - Buchanan Funeral Home Internet Website
Ronald C. Jocksich, September 2, 1930-October 17, 2013
   Ronald C. Jockisch, 83, of Virginia, IL died Thursday, October 17, 2013, at his residence.
   He was born September 2, 1930 in Cass County, the son of Elmer Clyde and Edith Vera Elliott Jockisch. He married Hazel I. Holmes on June 15, 1952 in Virginia and she preceded him in death on February 1, 2010.
   He is survived by a son, Roger Jockisch (wife, Fonda) of Virginia; two daughters, Cynthia Musch (husband, Carl) of rural Virginia and Vera Sims (husband, Jeff) of Virginia; eight grandchildren, Diana Jockisch of Virginia, Joseph Jockisch (wife, Melissa) of Crown Point, IN, John Jockisch (wife, Casie) of Pawnee, Rebekah Pentecost (husband, Travis) of Charlotte, TN, Angela Carpenter (husband, Andy) of Virginia, Lucas Musch (wife, Erin) of Arenzville, and Cody and Jessie Sims, both of Virginia; six great grandchildren, Andrew, Adriana, Abigail, Hannah, Caleb and Colton; two sisters, Kathryn Cox and Marjorie Brown, both of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Medford Jockisch (surviving wife, Ethel Megginson of Jacksonville), and a sister, Dovie Scholes (surviving husband, Harold of Virginia).
   Mr. Jockisch was employed by the Cass County Highway Department for over 18 years. He later served as a maintenance man and crossing guard for the Virginia School District. He served in France and Germany with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Virginia.
   Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia with burial and military honors at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 2:00 pm Sunday until the time of services. Memorial gifts are suggested to Memorial Home Services Hospice. Condolences may be sent online at

JOCKISCH, Rosemary Turner - Submitted by Ernie Launer
Rosemary Turner Jockisch, Native of Cass, Dies
   BEARDSTOWN - Mrs. Rosemary Turner Jockisch, wife of Clifford Jockisch of rural Rushville, died Sunday in Culbertson Hospital. She was 52 years of age.
   Mrs. Jockisch was born at Arenzville Oct. 20, 1921, daughter of the late John W. and Nora E. Miller Turner. She married Mr. Jockisch April 7, 1941. In addition to her husband, these children survive: Mrs. Vivien Akin, rural Rushville; Robert and Clyde, at home; William of St. Augustine, Ill. and Daryle of Rushville. There are ten grandchildren. One son died in Infancy.
   Two sisters survive: Mrs. Stella Mae Miller; Beardstown, and Mrs. Dorothy Decker of Aurora. A sister, Ethel, preceded in death.
   The deceased was a member of the Rushville Church of the Nazarene. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m, Wednesday at Cline Funeral Home with Rev. Mack Armstrong officiating. Interment will be in Jockisch cemetery, south of Bluff Springs. Consideration is suggested for memorials to the Cancer Fund.
   The family will meet friends at the funeral home 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. June 24, 1974

JOCKISCH, Susannah - Beardstown Illinoian 28 December 1888 - Submitted by Ernie Launer
   Died Monday, December 24, 1888, of paralysis, in Jockisch settlement, Susannah Jockisch. The deceased was born in Pennsylvania, March 26, 1826. She leaves seven children, three sons and four daughters, all arrived at maturity. The funeral took place on Christmas day. the remains being interred in the graveyard of the German church in the Jockisch Settlement. Her husband preceded her to the grave about one year.

JOCKISH, Traugott - Beardstown Illinois Democrat, March 22, 1877
   Traugott Jockish of this county, died as a result of an accident due to a spirited horse.

JOCKISCH, William - Submitted by Ernie Launer
William Jockisch Answers Summons Of The Grim Reaper
Died Thursday Afternoon
   Was for Many Years an Esteemed Citizen of This City and County. By the passing away of William Jockisch, who died at 4:30 o'clock, Thursday afternoon. Cass County loses one of its most estimable citizens, one who had labored for the upbuilding of this city for nearly 35 years.
   At the time of his death Mr. Jockisch was aged 76 years, 7 months and 18 days . The end was expected at any moment, as he had been slowly sinking during the last few days.
   William Jockisch was born in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany in 1829. His parents, Carl G. and Eliza (Jacob) Jockisch, were born in Saxony. Mr. Jockisch, Sr. was a farmer and distiller for some years before he and his family embarked for the United States in 1834. They went to New Orleans and then worked their way up the Mississippi river to St. Louis and there the mother died at the birth of her tenth child. Mr. Jockisch was left with his small children to make the rest of the trip alone. He stopped in Cass County for some time and then married a second time to Christina Long of Germany. Mr. Jockisch died in this county and his wife followed him some ten years later. They were at first Lutherans and later Methodists.
   William Jockisch is the youngest but one of nine children that grew to maturity. He began farming at an early age and by his good management had amassed a small fortune which he enjoyed in retirement in his comfortable and pleasant home on the corner of Sixth and Edwards streets. He was an extensive land owner. The building of the railroad has aided him greatly in making his fortune, as much of the land he owned was increased by the building of the road.
   Mr. Jockisch's early life was spent in farming but in later years of his life he lived in retirement from live work. He also was one promoter and director of the National Bank of this city. He was a Member of the Methodist church held trusted and important with that denomination. In 18? was appointed public administrator of Cass County.
   He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Rohn of this city. To this union were born seven children, 3 of whom have gone before. Those surviving children are Mrs. J. T. Brines, of Pleasant View, J. V., who resides on the corner of 11th and Washington streets, Mrs. J. A. Henning who resides on the corner of 11th and State streets, and R. C. living of corner of 6th and Edwards streets. An aged wife is left also to loss of an ever faithful husband.
   Funeral services will occur Sunday morning Oct. 22, at the late residence on the corner of 6th and Edwards streets at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. M. G. Coleman, pastor of M. E. Church of Tuscola, assisted by Rev. J. C. Nate pastor of M. E. church. Following the services here, the body will be taken to the Jockisch cemetery where it will be interred.

JOHNSON, Barbara E. - Buchanan Funeral Home Internet Website
BARBARA E. JOHNSON December 2, 2009
Barbara E. Johnson, 77, of Virginia, IL died Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at St. John's Hospice in Springfield, IL.
   She was born February 12, 1932 in Mason County, IL; the daughter of Ashley Ralph and Mildred Finch Kennedy. She married Ed Johnson in 1964 in Carbondale, IL and he survives.
   She is also survived by a daughter, Tonya L. Reddy (husband, Gunarlen) of Oak Park; two sons, Tracy A. Taylor (wife, Melinda) of Chandlerville and Robert L. Johnson of Springfield; a step son, Brian J. Johnson of Virginia; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, John G. Kennedy Sr. (wife, Ann) of Monmouth; a niece; a nephew; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
   Mrs. Johnson was a 1950 graduate of Chandlerville High School and attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville. She was a member of the Virginia United Methodist Church and the Adah Robinson Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, where she served several terms as Worthy Matron. She served on the Virginia Fraternal Foundation Board of Directors and was a devoted volunteer with the Virginia BBQ Celebration which she chaired on several occasions.
   Memorial services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia with the Rev. William Braswell officiating. The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 9:00 AM Saturday until the time of services. Committal services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Mason County. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Fairview Cemetery Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

JOHNSON, Harold William
Harold William Johnson, December 3, 1924-January 16, 2013
   Harold William Johnson, 88, of Beardstown died Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. He was born December 3, 1924 in Mason County, the son of William Ewell and Bertha Mahalia Thompson Johnson. He married Joyce A. Alcorn on February 17, 1951 in Virginia, IL. Surviving is his wife Joyce Johnson of Beardstown; his brother Howard Johnson of Chandlerville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Bernice Nichelson. Harold graduated from Chandlerville High School, served in the US Army during World War II in the European Theater, served in the US Army Reserves for over 30 years, and was a member of Chandlerville American Legion Post #694. He retired from Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria after 31 years of service. Harold enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting, and fishing. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

JOHNSON, Margaret Ann - Hurley Funeral Home obituaries
Margaret Ann Johnson 1939-2009
   Margaret Ann Johnson, 79, of Chandlerville, passed away at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville at 5:55 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2010. She was born January 11, 1931 in Jacksonville to Gaston William and Maude Frances (Coonrod) Foote. She married Howard Marion Johnson on February 14, 1960 at the Grace Methodist Church in Jacksonville.
   Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband of Chandlerville, one daughter, Janna Marion (Matthew) Zachary of Petersburg, two nieces, whom she raised, Jessie (Edean) Leinberger of Chandlerville and Bertha (Edward) Davies of Creve Coeur, IL as well as several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two sisters, Martha Vorhes of Urbana, IL and Dorothy Floreth of Jacksonville and one brother Wayne Foote of Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Alicia Ann Johnson.
   Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church, Chandlerville American Legion Auxillary and Chandlerville Women's Club. She had worked at Myer's Bros., Ford Garage, H&M Dairy Dip and Howard's Grocery and Hardware.
    Funeral services will be held at Lintner-Hurley Funeral Home in Chandlerville on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2010. Rev. Judy Vidakovich will officiate. The Chandlerville American Legion Auxillary will also take part in the services. Burial will follow the services at Fairview Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church, Fairview Cemetery Fund, of American Legion Auxillary. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at
   Lintner-Hurley Funeral Home in Chandlerville is in charge of arrangements.

JOHNSON, Margaret Jane Slagle - Cass County Star-Gazette, Beardstown, Illinois, Dec. 20, 2007 - Submitted by Marcia Cox
Margaret Slagle Johnson, January 2, 1930-December 17, 2007
    Margaret Jane Slagle Johnson, 77 of Virginia, and formerly of Literberry and Jacksonville, died Monday afternoon, December 17, 2007 at the Walker Nursing Home in Virginia.
   She was born January 2, 1930 in Jacksonville, the daughter of Lloyd and Louise Boston Slagle. She married Bartley "Bart"Johnson on August 19, 1952 in Jacksonville, and he preceded in death on January 31, 1986.
   She is survived by a son, Leo Johnson (wife, Rhonda), rural Jacksonville; two daughters, Ann Johnson (companion, Linda Morris), Beardstown and Sara Louise Johnson, Jacksonville; two grandchildren, Connie Margaret Johnson and Bart Johnson, both of rural Jacksonville; a brother, Frank Slagle (wife, Juanita), Jacksonville; a sister, Betty Lair, Jacksonville; and two nieces.
   She was preceded in death by her parents.
   Mrs. Johnson was an elementary teacher for Jacksonville School District 117 at North School for 20 years. She was a member of Central Christian Church and AARP. She enjoyed swimming, gardening, and playing golf in her spare time.
   Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home on West State Street in Jacksonville with burial at Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the family will meet friends from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
   Memorial gifts are suggested to the Sherwood Eddy Memorial YMCA, Jacksonville Public Library, or Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

JOHNSON, Richard M. - Cass County Star-Gazette, Beardstown, Illinois, November 14, 2002 - Submitted by Marcia Cox
Richard M. Johnson, April 19, 1907-November 9, 2002
   Richard M. Johnson, 95, of Chandlerville, died Saturday morning, November 9, 2002 at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia.
   He was born April 19, 1907 in Chandlerville, the son of Arthur Lee Sr. and Nancy Harbison Johnson. He married Althea Gebhards in December of 1945 and she preceded him in death on September 18, 1996.
He is survived by one sister, Mabel Abbott of Virginia; one nephew, William Beck of Morton; and three great-nephews and nieces.
   He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Lee Johnson Jr., and a niece.
Mr. Johnson was a life long farmer in the Cass County area and a member of Chandlerville Christian Church.
   Funeral services were held 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12 at the Lintner-Buchanan Funeral Home in Chandlerville with burial in Chandlerville Cemetery.
   Memorial gifts are suggested to Chandlerville Christian Church.

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