Biography of Philip Andrew Yockey


Yockey, Philip Andrew, one of the prosperous and progressive farmers of Tonawanda, was born in the town in June, 1847, one of the three sons and two daughters born to Peter and Margaret (Schaer) Yockey, both natives of Germany. Peter, the father, while a young man in his native country, followed the vocation of teamster. He served three years in the German army and when a young man of about twentyfive years of age came to America and settled in Tonawanda, where he purchased a small farm. He died in 1852, and his wife conducted the farm until her sons were large enough to assume charge. She now resides with her son. Philip Andrew Yockey received a common district school education. He remained at home with his mother until twenty-three years of age, when he began farming on his own account, since which time he has bought and sold several farms. His last farm he sold at a high figure during the land boom of 1892. He rents a farm upon which he conducts a farming and dairy business, milking twenty-six cows and wholesaling his milk in Buffalo. In politics Mr. Yockey is a Democrat. In 1870 he was married to Kathrina Librock, a native of Germany, and daughter of Philip. and Charlotte Librock, and to them were born five children: Philip, William, Clarence, Lena and Adeline. They are members of the Lutheran church, in which Mr. Yockey has officiated several times as trustee.

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