Charles Knocke, merchant tailor, a native of Germany, was born in 1836. He was reared to manhood in his native
country, and in November, 1861, embarked for America, landing at New York. Early in 1862, removed to St. Paul,
Minnesota, where he worked at his trade until 1868. At that time came to Hastings, and was foreman of the tailoring
department of the "New York Store" of Hastings. Subsequently, he established himself in the merchant
tailoring business, in which he has since continued. His first wife was Leah Coleman, married in Germany in 1860.
After his wife's death, he married again in 1871. Harry, Helen and Vernie are his children.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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