AUGUST ZIOCK, Sr., Ziock,Aug.Sr.02.jpg (5791 bytes)was my great grandfather.   He was born  28 August 1842 in Hattingen, Westfalen, Germany & was the son of Heinrich Ziock & Sophie Wilhelmina Schaefer.  He was christened Carl August Ziock on 19 September 1842 but went by the name August.  He came to the United States with his parents, Heinrich & Elisabeth Ziock & two of his sisters, Mathilde & Emilie in 1858 aboard the ship New York which had sailed from Bremen.  They arrived at New York City on 30 August 1858 and then proceeded on to St. Louis, Missouri where August's brother, William, had already settled.  August and his brother William were merchants and eventually had their own store.  At some point in their partnership they became estranged & it is said that they never spoke again.  William moved the family business to Rockford, Illinois & August stayed in St. Louis.

 In 1868 in St. Louis August married ELISE SCHROBECK & they became the parents of 7 children. Elise was the daughter of Caroline WILKE   and Edward SCHROBECK.  German was spoken in August's household & didn't matter what was going on or what company was there every night at 8:00 p.m. August Sr. would say, "Gute nacht" & go upstairs to bed.  In 1910 August & Elise were listed as 67 & 60 years old & their children, Henry & Bertha, age 34 & 33, were living with them. August's occupation is listed as book keeper at a ?poultry office? & Henry's occupation is listed as a bill clerk at a hardware store. August (Sr.) died of senile debility & acute bronchitis at his home at 1017 Rutger, St. Louis on 7 May 1921 and is buried in New Pickers Cemetery.   Although August Sr. was apparently Lutheran my father (August Theodore Ziock) told me that he remembered seeing August Sr. wearing a "beanie" (yamulke?) occasionally.  I don't know of any other religions doing this except the Jewish.

1858 - August - clerk - r 273 1/2 s. 5th Street

1859 - August - clk. 229 Broadway

1860 - August - clerk - r 273 1/2 s. 5hth Street

1863 - August registers for the Civil War draft - Aunt Lil always told me that he paid a substitute to serve in his place.

1864 - August (H. Ziock & Son) bds. 273 1/2 s. 5th

1868 - August married Elise Schrobeck

1871 - Lily Ziock was born

1872 - Bertha was born

1873 - August Ziock (William Ziock & Co.) r. 1017 Autumn

1874 - Clara was born

1876 - August Jr.* was born

1879 - Theodore was born

1880 - Henry E. was born

1882:
ZIOCK, August (William Ziock & Co.) r. 1017 Autumn
ZIOCK, William - (William & August Ziock), hosiery & fancy goods, whol., 411 Washington
 
1883:
August's father, Heinrich Ziock, dies

Ziock, August - (A. Ziock & Co.), r. 1017 Autumn
ZIOCK, A. & Co. - (August Ziock), hosiery, fancey goods & yarns, 411 Washington av.
Ziock, William - special A. Ziock & Co., r. 1817 Papin
Ziock, William H. - clk. A. Ziock & Co., r. 1817 Papin
 
1884:
ZIOCK, AUGUST - hosiery, fancy goods & yarns, 411 Washington av., r. 1017 Autumn
Ziock, William - with August Ziock, r. 1817 Papin
Ziock, William H. - salesman, A. Ziock, r. 1817 Papin
 
 
1885:
ZIOCK, AUGUST - hosiery, fancy goods & yarns, 411 Washington av. r. 1017 Autumn
Ziock, William - with August Ziock, r. 1817 Papin

1885 - August's brother, William, moves to Rockford, Ill. & begins business there.

 
1886:
It appears as though August & William are no longer business partners.  It is assumed that this is when their estrangement occurred.  It is said that they never spoke to each other again.

Ziock, August - (August Ziock & Co.) r. 1017 Autumn
ZIOCK, AUGUST & CO. - (August Ziock & Frederick W. Heuser) hosiery, 106 & 108 N. 6th
 
1887:
Ziock, August (August Ziock & Co.) r. 1017 Autumn
ZIOCK, AUGUST & CO. - (August Ziock & Frederick W. Heuser) Hosiery, 106 & 108 N.th 6th
 
1888:
Hosiery & Gloves
(wholesale)
ZIOCK AUGUST & CO.
106 & 108 N. 6th

Ziock, August (August Ziock & Co.) r. 1017 Autumn
ZIOCK, August & Co. (August Ziock & Frederick W. Heuser) Hosiery, 106 & 108 N. 6th

1890:
Zwick, August (August Ziock & Co.) r. 1017 Autumn
Ziock, August & Co. - (August Ziock & Frederick W. Heuser) Hosiery, 106 & 108 N. 6th

1891 - "August Ziock Fails" -  The following telegram today announces the failure of a St. Louis firm, which is of interest to Rockford readers:  St. Louis MO Jan 4 - the firm of August Ziock & Co, dealers in yarns, hosiery and fancy goods, have assigned. Liabilities are not known, but the assets of the firm are placed at $80,000.  The gentleman is a brother of William Ziock, formerly of Rockford, and uncle of William H. Ziock, secretary of the Rockford Mitten Co. The latter gentleman states that the Rockford factory is in no way interested or connected.
Newspaper article, Daily Register, 5 Jan 1891, pg 3

1895:
Ziock, August - r. 1017 Rutger
 

 
1896:
Ziock, August - clk. William J. Lemp Brewing Co., r. 1017 Rutger
The Lemp Mansion is now considered one of the top 10 haunted places in America.
 
1897:
Ziock, August - clk. Wm. J. Lemp Brewing Co. r. 1017 Rutger
 
 
1899:
Ziock, August - clk. Wm. J. Lemp Brewing Co. r. 1017 Rutger
 
 
1900:
Ziock, August - clk. Wm. J. Lemp Brewing Co. r. 1017 Rutger

 

1901:
Ziock, August - clk. r. 1017 Rutger
 
1902:
Ziock, August - bkpr. Schneider Granite Co. r. 1017 Rutger
 
1903:
Ziock, August - com mer r. 1017 Rutger
 
1904:
Ziock, August - bkpr r. 1017 Rutger
 
1905:
Ziock, August - cashier Consumers Brewing Co. r. 1017 Rutger

1905 - August Sr.'s brother & former business partner, William Ziock,  dies. William leaves a stipend to his sister maiden sister Emilie & his deceased sister's (Matilda) children but apparently left nothing to his brother August Sr.  It is said that William & August became estranged & never spoke to each other again.  No one knows for sure what the estrangement was about but it appears as though it may have happened around 1885.
 

1906:
Ziock, August - cashier Consumers Brewing Co. r. 1017 Rutger
 
1907:
Ziock, August - cashier Consumers Brewing Co. r. 1017 Rutger
 
1908:
Ziock, August - bkpr Franzs L. Bruns r 1017 Rutger
 
1909:
Ziock, August - bkpr r 1017 Rutger
 

Children of Elise Schrobeck & August Ziock are:

EMMA ZIOCK daughter of Elise Shcrobeck & August Ziock,Sr., died in infancy in St. Louis, Missouri on the 24th of June 1869.
 

LILY ZIOCK was born in 1871& was the daughter of Elise Schrobeck & August Ziock, Sr.  Lily never married & died 26 January 1899.  She is buried in New Pickers Cemetery, St. Louis.
 

BERTHA ZIOCK was born 1872.  Never married.  Worked at 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
 

CLARA ZIOCK was born 20 March 1874 in St. Louis.  She, along with her sister, Bertha, was a worker at one of the boothes at the St. Louis 1904 Worlds Fair.  2 June 1909 she married ADOLPH BERGDORF.  Clara died in childbirth 20 November 1910 & is buried in Concordia Cemetery.   Children of Clara Ziock & Adolph Bergdorf: Adolph C.- B: 20 Nov. 1910  D: 6 Apr. 1911 at the age of four months.
 

AUGUST ZIOCK JR.* -  B: 1876 married Esther Horrocks 1901 D: 1950
 

THEODORE ZIOCK was born in 1879  Theodore was first married to Birdie Doliva of Little Rock, Arkansas 15 June 1904.  They were later divorced.  On 30 March 1910 in St. Louis he married Meta Cramme & they had 2 children."

 

 

 


HENRY E. ZIOCK was born 1880 in St. Louis.  He was the son of August,Sr. & Elise Schrobeck.  Henry never married.  He died in 1918 from injuries he received in a car wreck at Grand & Shaw Ave. in St. Louis.  He is buried in New Pickers Cemetery in St. Louis.

 


elisez.jpg (21092 bytes)
Elise Schrobeck Ziock wife of August Ziock Sr.
Born: Germany, died in St. Louis, Missouri

AugustZiockSr.PocketWatch.jpg (11742 bytes)

Pocket watch of August Ziock Sr.

AugustZiockSr.PocketWatch01.jpg (16556 bytes)


 

AugustZiockSrPlaceSetting.jpg (24853 bytes)

This place setting belonged to Elise & August Ziock Sr.  It was given to me by Lilian Ziock Palmer.

AugustSrFrontDoorNamePlate.jpg (16961 bytes)

This front door name plate originally belonged to Elise & August Ziock Sr.  I inherited it from my father, August Theodore Ziock.

 

fathers and chikdren 2.jpg (34393 bytes)

Photographed By:  Horst Lerner in Hattingen, Germany - Thank you Horst!

 

Ziock Family History