1852 ~ William, Sr. applied for United States citizenship in Philadelphia in 1852. His application gave his age as twenty-two and stated that he had resided in the United States for at least five years and appears to have been finalized in 1855.
Kingsbury, A. (Catherine Allen) Ch Maggie. Albert, Dora, Fay;
Home Acres Farm Rockford R9 Harlem Sec30 T200a
W. Ziock (1855)
1857 ~ William is listed in the St. Louis City Directory in 1857 as a salesman. Later William and his brother, August, became merchants & business partners William Ziock & Co. The St. Louis City Directory lists them as manufacturing hosiery & gloves, fancy goods
1867 - WILLIAM ZIOCK OF SAINT LOUIS
1872 ~ MR. ZIOCK - Arrival Date: 30 Jul 1872 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830 Age: 42 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Liverpool, England Destination: United States of America Place of Origin: Germany Ship Name: Russia Port of Arrival: New York, Port Arrival State: New York Port Arrival Country: United States - Ship's Passenger List: [I assume this was William returning from a visit to Europe]
The Book of St. Louisans
1877 - Ziock, Wm. - St. Louis Public Schools - Annual Report - 1877
1885 ~ At some point in the latter 1800s William & August became estranged & William moved the business and his family to Rockford, Illinois.
Rockford Mitten & Hosiery Company
- St. Charles Woolen Mills
1885 - Newspaper article, Daily Gazette, Rockford, IL - 14 Jul 1885, pg 3, 27 Feb 2011. The elegant and sitely residence of M/M R. H. Tinker, on South Main St, has been rented to William Ziock of St. Louis, the gentleman who has recently become financially interested in the Nelson Knitting Co. Mr. Ziock and family are now at the Hotel Holland and will at once make arrangements to remove their household goods from their elegant residence in St. Louis. It is said that the father comes here to see that the business is started successfully for the sons, who will become permanent residents of the Forest City. From: FOZ (Friends Of Ziock)
.......While the Nelsons have
purposely laid the emphasis on mechanical perfection, their competitors
have been making the most of the old patents. In 1898 William Burson, partner of John Nelson from 1875, established a large factory. It uses the old Nelson machine somewhat
modified. The capacity of the machine is low, but, nevertheless, the net earnings
are high. The Burson factory makes a specialty of ladies' hose of a lighter quality.
These results show what the original
John Nelson invention has meant to Rockford. But the Nelsons have not altogether held aloof from practical
production. Their factory, founded in 1892, and known as the Forest City Knitting Company, has a present capacity of 3,000 dozen pairs per day. The total capacity of all Rockford knitting concerns may be roughly estimated at 15,000 dozen pairs of hose per day.
1905 ~ William died of fibro saracoma of the bladder at St. Lukes Hospital, St. Louis in 1905 and is buried in Rockford.
1905 - 20 Apr - Newspaper article, Rockford Daily Register-Gazette, Will of late Wm. Ziock probated today..........Value of estate placed at even Quarter Million $ (From: FOZ)
CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH BOLLINGER & WILLIAM ZIOCK:
IDA - was born 6 April 1856 in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1876 she married Henry Kriechbaum. Ida died 16 December 1922 and is buried in Rockford, Illinois.
MATILDA (Tillie) - was born 1857 in St. Louis, Missouri. She never married & died 2 December 1947. She is buried in Rockford, Illinois.
WILLIAM HENRY - was born 26 November 1863 in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1889 he married Lulu Mackwitz in St. Louis. William Henry Ziock,Sr., died 10 February 1957 in Rockford, Illinois. He is the one who built the Ziock Building in Rockford.
EDWARD J. SR. - was born 12 June 1866 in St. Louis, Missouri. He married a woman by the first name of Lillian and they had a son who was named Edward J.,Jr.Edward,Sr., died 24 October 1921 and is buried in Rockford, Illinois.
MARIE - was born 4 July 1869 in St. Louis, Missouri. She married Adolph Boehmen in 1890 in St. Louis. Marie died 18 January 1921 and is buried in Rockford, Illinois. Found a Robert Ziock Boehmen (born 1915) on ancestry.com. He is buried in Rockford.
EMILY - married Albert Voight and she is buried in Rockford, Illinois.
I found the following info on an infant but don't know how he is related to
WILLIAM H. ZIOCK - Gender: Male - Place of Birth: Pennsylvania - Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846 - Age: 4 - Month of Death: Aug - Cause of Death: Dysentary - Place of Death: (City, County, State) Upper Allen, Cumberland, Pennsylvania Census Year: 1850
Ziock, William -------43 History of the St. Louis Fire Department, with a review of great fires and sidelights upon the methods of fire-fighting from ancient to modern times, from which the lesson of the vast importance of having efficient firemen may be drawn. St. Louis Firemen's Fund.(St. Louis: Central Publishing Company, 1914).
Obituary of Wm. Ziock in the
Ziock Family History