John Yockey

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JOHN YOCKEY, late of Valley township, Armstrong county, was at one time one of the largest landowners of that section, his holdings amounting to nine hundred acres. He belonged to one of the old-settled families of that township, was born there, and died June 18, 1901, at the age of sixty-three. His parents were Henry and Polly Yockey.

Mr. Yockey passed his early life at the old home in Valley township, and was reared to farming, but both before and at the time of his marriage he followed the oil well business. He then settled on a part of the old homestead tract in Valley township, and there passed the remainder of his life. He was content to look well after his own affairs and never aspired to public honors or cared to hold office, though he served ably as road supervisor, to which position his fellow citizens elected him. In political connection he was a Republican. He was a prosperous and substantial farmer, and stood high in the regard of all who knew him.

Mr. Yockey married Isabell Waugaman, who was born Aug. 9, 1850, at Texas, Armstrong Co., Pa., daughter of Peter and Rosanna (Schreckengost) Waugaman, and they had the following children: Mary Isadora, Rosanna (Mrs. Yost), Armour, Levi (who is unmarried), Henry, Arthur, William Robert, Elizabeth, Harvey, Cerissa, Margaret (Mrs. Gillis), Albert and George.

Peter Waugaman, father of Mrs. Isabell (Waugaman) Yockey, was born Aug. 29, 1820, in Armstrong county, son of George Waugaman, who was a farmer. Peter Waugaman also followed farming. He married Rosanna Schreckengost, who was born Dec. 22, 1829, and they became the parents of fourteen children, born as follows: Henry S., Feb. 9, 1847; Anna L., May 22, 1848 (deceased); Isabell, Aug. 9, 1850; George T., June 13, 1852 (deceased); Daniel D., March 24, 1854 (deceased); Margaret A., May 13, 1856; Elizabeth J., Sept. 10, 1857; Levi L., March 17, 1859; Cerissa L., Jan. 15, 1860 (deceased); William Robert H., Aug. 9, 1862; Peter McClellan, June 22, 1864; Louise S., March 23, 1866 (deceased); Malinda M., June 22, 1868; and R.B., March 16, 1871.

Source: Page 956, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed December 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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