Rev./Pvt. Adam1 5 6 7 8 9 12 Yockel1 5 6 7 8 9 12
|Birth||6 DEC 18341 7 8 ||1 5 7 8 |
Also descripbed as Duke of Hesse Darmstadt
Occupation: Farm laborer
|Military||21 SEP 1861|
|NY Army / Private / US Civil War|
Discharged at Baltimore, MD, 10 Apr 1863
"Yockel Adam Rev., pastor Evang. Cong. Churchk, res. 604 Lloyd"
|Reside||18801 ||1 |
Private, Company G., 35th New York Infantry, 1861-1865
|Death||18 MAR 1894|
Eulogy by Otto Roehrig
Aged: 59.3 years
Military, 21 Sep 1861 — Age: 26, Watertown, Jefferson, New York; Enlisted as a Private, 21 Sep 1861 at age 27. Enlisted in Company G, 35th Infantry Regiment NY, 26 Oct 1861. Discharged from Company G, 35th Infantry Regiment NY, 10 Apr 1863 at Baltimore, MD. NOTE: Confirmed by his complete miltiary/pension file.
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 Churchd, and wa a link of Nebraskasynode [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"
Elisabeth Fredrick "Lib"5 6 7 8 9 10 Loehr5 6 7 8 9 10
Aged: 97.2 years
The 1920 census shows that Elisabeth, a widow, had gone to live with her daughter, Emma, and Emma's husband, Fredrick Hilgenfeld, in South Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico.
A handwritten obituary sent by Alis Christensen, a daughter of Elisabeth's daughter, Sarah Wilhelmina Yockel [Smallwood] Harrington, is as follows:
"Elisabeth F. Loehr Yockel, widow of Rev. Adam Yockel, was born in Clayton, Jefferson Co., New York - Nov. 29, 1837 - Feb. 8, '35 - living to the ripe old age of 97 years.
"On May 3 - 1857 she was married to Rev. A. Yockel, who preceeded her in 1894. To this union 10 children were born, 5 of whom have passed on. She was converted at 20 years of age, and has lived a consistent Christian life.
"For the last 11 years she has made her home with her daughter, Laura, now living near El Dorado Springs."