ERNEST JOCKISCH, a practical farmer and stock raiser of section 5 and 6, of township 17, range 11, ons a fine and well improved property where he lives. Altogether he owns about 500 acres of first class land, 400 acres of which is highly improved and supplied with first class buildings. He has lived in the county since he was ten years of age and has owned land farming it for himself since he was twenty seven. He has been very successful and is very proud of his efforts.
He was born in Saxony, Germany, February 6, 1825, and came with his parents and grandparents to the United States. The family began life here as poor people did in those days, but they did not remain poor very long and are all rich at the present writing. They have done much to build up Cass county, where many of them yet live, and they are all progressive people. (See biography of William Jockisch.)
Ernest was married in this county to Margaret Deiglemeier, born in Hanover, Germany, coming with her mother and brother to the United States when she was young. The family settled in Cass county. The head of the family had died in Germany before they started on their trip across the ocean. The widowed mother died soon after her arrival in this country.
Mr. and Mrs. Jockisch are the parents of seven children: Wilhelmina, deceased after marriage and birth of three children, yet living. The living children are: Caroline, wife of Oscar Lane, farmer of Concord, Morgan county, Illinois; William A., a farmer, married to Tilda Carls; Frank, a farmer in Cass county, married Emma Hesler; Louisa, at home; Charles and henry are at home and farm with their father. All are good hard working people. Mr. Jockisch, wife and children are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which they are generous supporters. Mr. Jockisch and sons are all Republicans and Mr. Jockisch has held local offices. He is a genial man and kind hearted neighbor, and is highly respected by all.