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Back row from left to right: August Ziock, Jr., Esther Horrocks Ziock & two neighbor women.      Children: Lil & Gussie Ziock

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Gus Ziock,Jr., (at right) getting off
work at Anheuser Busch Brewery.

AUGUST F. ZIOCK, Jr. , my grandfather, was born 26 July 1876 in St. Louis, Missouri.   He was the son of Elise Schrobeck and August Ziock, Sr.   August, Jr., married ESTHER HORROCKS on 27 July 1901 in St. Louis. August, Jr., worked many years for Busch Brewery in St. Louis.  He was their machine oiler and it was his job to keep all of the machinery running smoothly.   On his WWI draft registration card dated 12 Sept. 1918 it give his name as Gus Ziock & address as 1017 Rutger St., St. Louis.    Age 42 years.  Occupation:  Ice Machine Oiler  Employer's name:   Henry Vorhoff on ?Pestalozzi St.?  Nearest relative:  Elsie Ziock, 1017 Rutger St., his height as tall, build large, black hair & brown eyes.   In 1930 he & his son, Gus, were living with Lillian Ziock Palmer & her husband & children in St. Louis. They were just 7 houses away from the Alvena Langbein family.   When Lil's mother died she went to live with her best friend Alvena & they grew up together. August, Jr., died 8 Nov. 1950 in Imperial, Jefferson County, Missouri of Coronary Thrombosis - Coronary Sclerosis. He was shopping with his youngest grandson, Bill Palmer, at Kohler's City Store and dropped dead of a heart attack at the check-out counter while purchasing a case of beer.  I was only two years old when my grandfather died so I have no memory of him but I know he loved me as I have a letter that he wrote to my parents before he died where he tells them to "Give little Esther a kiss for me."

Children of Esther Horrocks & August Ziock Jr.:

Lilian Cecile - Aunt Lil was born in St. Louis, Missouri 31 December 1900.  When her mother died when she was 13 years old whe went to live with her best friend Alvena & they grew up together.  Lil was married to Ed Palmer & they became the parents of six children.  Lil and Ed later resided in Jefferson County, Missouri on a road they named Palmer Lane. Lil died in 1979 at age 78 and is buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.

August Theodore - B: 12 Oct. 1904 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Delivered by a mid-wife.  9 March 1945 married Mrs. Pearl Maethel Martin Cash.  They had one child, Esther Mae, born 30 March 1948, St. Louis, Missouri.  Gus died 11 Sept. 1976 Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri. Buried in Shephard Hills Cemetery, Jefferson County, Missouri near where his sister used to live.


Ziock, August, jr. - clk. r. 1017 Rutger
Ziock, August, jr. -  clk. Ely & Walker D.G. Co., r. 1017 Rutger
Ziock, August, jr. - clk. r. 1017 Rutger
Ziock, August, jr. - clk. FAUST & SONS' OYSTER & RT. CO., r. 1017 Rutger
Ziock, August, jr. - coll Lungstras, D.& C. Co. r. 1017 Rutger
Ziock, August, jr. - mach. r. 1017 Rutger
Ziock, August, jr. - mach. r. 911 S. 9th
Ziock, August, jr. - mach. r. 911 S. 9th

Ziock, August,jr. - lab r. 1117 S. Compton av

Ziock, August,jr. - mach r. 1117 S. Compton av

Ziock, August, jr. - oiler r. 4620 Michigan av [this is the same address as his father-in-law Samuel Horrocks]

Ziock, August - oiler r 4620 Michigan av

Ziock, August - oiler r 4620 Michigan av

Ziock, August,jr. - oiler r 3404 Missouri av [At the corner of Cherokee St.  This is where my grandfather Aug. Ziock Jr. & family were living when "they" came one night & took my grandmother away in an ambulance.  I was told that before leaving she made my father promise to finish his religious training in the Lutheran faith & get confirmed which he did but afterward never went to church again.  He never saw her again until her funeral in 1913. She died at St. Vincent's Institution.]

1918 - August registers for WWI draft

Ziock, Aug - lab r 2728 Miami

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With 5,000,000 square feet of floor space, it covers 52 city blocks.  It has an annual brewing capacity of 5,000,000 barrels of beer.  Esther Carroll's paternal grandfather, August Ziock Jr., was a machine oiler at Busch Brewery for many years.


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Esther Horrocks Ziock
Wife of August Ziock Jr.
Born: 27 July 1879
Died: 25 August 1913
Died at: St. Vincent's Institution

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August Ziock Jr. is buried next to his
wife but he has no tombstsone

New St. Marcus Cemetery
Gravois Rd.
St. Louis, Missouri, USA



Obits - August 27, 1913

ZIOCK-Entered into rest on Tuesday Aug 26, 1913 at 1 a.m., Esther Ziock nee Horrocks, beloved wife of August Ziock, jr., dear mother of Lillian and August T Ziock, and our dear daughter, sister,daughter-in-law, sistr-in-law and aunt at the age of 34 years. Funeral from Ziegenhein Bros funeral parlors, 2622 Cherokee street, Thursdy Aug 28 at 1:30 p.m. to Church of our Redeemer, corner of Oregon avenue and Utah street, thence to New St. Marcus Cemetery.



8 November 1950

Shopper Dies While In Store At Kohler City

Andrew [should read "August"] Ziock, who made his home in Imperial[Jefferson Co.] with a daughter, dropped dead in a Kohler City Store Wednesday afternoon as he shopped with a grandson.

A physician and an ambulance were called, but the man was pronounced dead
before he could be removed to his home.

Mr. Ziock was born July 26, 1876.

He had been in Imperial for the past three years, residing with his daughter,Mrs. Lillian Palmer. A son, Andrew [should read "August"] Ziock,Jr., resides
in St. Louis.

The remains will lie in state at the Heillitag Funeral home in Imperial
tonight. On Friday the body will be taken to Zeigenhein Bros. Funeral Home,6409 Gravois Ave., Holly Hills, and friends may call there Friday night.


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Esther Horrocks Ziock's watch that was made into a necklace & given to Esther Ziock (Carroll) for a graduation present in 1966 by Lilian Ziock Palmer.