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Catalog Number 2000.001.0013
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Oval photo but with rectangular dimensions. Photo of a large man dressed in a three piece suit, white shirt and tie. Gentleman has a mustache; Hair is light and wavy. Watch chain/fob attached to vest. Man is seated and photo taken to include the knees.
Number of images 2
Date ca 1890
Photographer Syphers, J. Professor, Washburne, IL
Title Yoch, Bernard
Collection Coal - Yoch, Bernard
Accession number 2000.001.
People Yoch, Bernard
Notes 1847-1898 Capitalist, inventor
Parents: Christian and Katherine (nee Klorius) Yoch

1881 History of St. Clair County, Brink-McDonnough, p 233
Christian Yoch, 1803-1884, opened a mine (Yoch's Coal Mine) in 1859.
Upon retirement in 1864 his three sons, Joseph, John, and Bernhart took over the mining operation.

St. Clair County Genealogical Society. Family History Volume 1, Page 591:
Christian Yoch, who emigrated in 1847, bought Judge John Breese estate and
renamed it Yoch Station. The 320 acres was located 2.5 miles west of Belleville.

Bernhard's children: John: 1841-1892 married Teckla Acker; Joseph: 1844-1926 married Catherine Isch; Bernhard, J 1847-1898 married Agnes Emma Acker (Sister of Teckla Acker)

Advocate newspaper 5-10-1884: Yoch homestead near Yoch Station destroyed by fire.

Bernhard was a practical mechanic and an inventive genius
Patents:
1876: 177,052 Bernard Yoch, West Belleville, Portable Road Engine
1877: 196,280
1881: 242,734
1882: 263,645; 269,496; 251,987
1883: 283,943; 286,105; 286,364
1884: 302,310; 304,395; 306,570; 307,514
1890: 423,017; 423,366
1891: 465,960

See 2000.041.0008 for copies of 4 patents for cutting and pointing nails and 1 for a portable road engine.

Patent re-issue - #9052: (1/20/1880) Bernard Yoch, West Belleville assigner to C. Cooper, G. Rodgers, F. L. Fairchild and G. Cooker - portable road engine

Advocate newspaper 5/19/1893 - Bernhard Yoch, Receiver of Belleville Steel Co.
the operator of Waugh Steel Works and Valley Nail Works which are bankrupt.

1887 Belleville City Directory - only Yoch listing in the City of Belleville:
Bernhard, coal operator, home 301 S. Illinois St.

1891-2 City Directory: Bernhard Yoch, President Crescent Nail Works;
President & Treasurer Y Nail Works, Residence 301 S. Illinois St.

Advocate Newspaper 10-22-1886 - Crescent Nail Incorporated 1886.
Nail manufacturers located on N. Illinois St. near City limits.

1896-7 City Directory: Bernard Yoch, Coal mine operator and manufacturer
of mining machinery, Residence 301 S. Illinois St. Also in residence Agnes E.,
Catherine E., Emma M., Maggie M.

The following information was received from Marie Reis Yoch, Jan. 1998:
Bernard was born March 20, 1847 in Schachtebuch, Prussia and died of a heart attack July 18, 1898. He married Agnes Emma Acker February 25, 1868 at St. Peter's Cathedral, Belleville.

The couple had 8 children including Jacob Bernhard, born August 29, 1880 died in St. Louis, Mo January 9, 1958. He was in the heating-ventilating business in St. Louis, MO. Also daughter Eleanora (Laura) who married Lorenz Muren 1888. Laura died 1893 leaving behind 2 children. See Advocate Newspaper 7/14/1893

See 2002.040.0004: John Edward Yoch, born March 12, 1882 died February 3, 1960. He married Catherine L. Karr at St. Peter's Cathedral June 10, 1902. Catherine was the daughter of Theodore Karr, Sr. (1854-1901) and Martha, nee Bauer (1852-1912). Theodore was the Treasurer of Karr Supply Co. (plumbing, hot water and steam heating), 120 W. Main St.