William Hoke was born in Richland county, Ohio, July 19, 1833. His parents, Emanuel and Magdelina Hoke, were
from Pennsylvania, and of Dutch descent. They left Ohio about 1840, going near Union City in the southern part
of this State. He was married to Margaret Guard, daughter of Samuel and Priscilla Guard, of this county, May 12,
1856. She was born December, 1835. They have 2 children: J. I., born July 4, 1857; and Ida P., born Dec. 7, 1861.
J. L Hoke was married to Nellie Rush, of this tp., in April, 1877. They are now living in South Bend. Mr. Bloke
is engaged in farming. He followed lumbering for a number of years while young. Mr. Hoke and family are all worthy
members of the M. E. Church. Ida received her education in Yalparaiso Normal, and Fort Wayne Musical Conservatory.
John I. was educated in North Liberty and South Bend. Mr. H. has a farm of 160 acres, well improved, in sec. 1;
P. O., South Bend.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
St. Joseph County
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