Biography - Frank Yackle

FRANK YACKLE. One of the most noteworthy establishments in Nokomis, Ill., is the footwear manufactory of which Frank Yackle is the proprietor. He can guarantee his goods to his customers for superiority of material, workmanship, style and durability. He is well known for his enterprise, energy and push, and richly deserves the large measure of popularity and prosperity that he now enjoys. He was born in Baden, Germany, August 12, 1863, and is a son of Anslen and Catherine Yackle, the former of whom was a weaver in the Old Country, but after coming to America, in 1866, located at Hillsboro, Ill., where he was for some years employed in the woolen mills. He was a typical German in every respect, being industrious and honorable, and those who knew him had naught to say of him but kind words.
Frank Yackle grew to mature years in Hillsboro, and until fifteen years of age had the good fortune to attend the public schools of that place, where he proved himself a good average student, and made reasonable progress in his Studies. After he attained his fifteenth year, he went to Louisville, Ky., to join an uncle, who was a boot and shoe manufacturer of that city, and entered his shop for the purpose of learning the trade. During the four years that he remained thus employed, he learned the minutest detail of the business, and upon leaving the establishment he could make as good a boot or shoe as his uncle, who had devoted many years to the business, and thus was a credit to his teacher. He at once returned to Hillsboro, Ill., where he established himself in the same business on his own account, but later turned his attention to the clothing business, and opened an establishment of some pretensions in Hillsboro, which he conducted with reasonable success for three years, at the end of which time he disposed of his stock of goods and began turning his attention to other pursuits.
On the 1st of January, 1891, he took up his residence in Nokomis, and once more turned his attention to his former occupation of manufacturing boots and shoes, and founded his present reliable establishment. He at once secured a foremost place in the confidence and patronage of a discriminating public, and his unremitting energy and industry, as well as his upright dealing, have made his house a thoroughly reliable one. He manufactures a full and complete line of footwear for all ages and both sexes, from the daintiest French kid ball slipper to stout shoes for men and boys' wear, and what he does not know about the manufacture of boots and shoes may safely be said to be not worth knowing. His prices are very reasonable, and, as he is prompt in meeting his orders, his house has deservedly become a popular one.
He is a public-spirited citizen, wide-awake to the interests of his section, and, being a gentleman of pleasing address, is much esteemed. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, and, having been reared in the Roman Catholic Church, has always clung to that faith. On the 4th of May, 1886, he was united in marriage with Miss Catherine Huber, of Perry County, Mo., by whom he has two bright little children, a son and daughter: Carl Huber and Florence Adeline.

Extracted 04 Dec 2016 by Norma Hass from 1892 Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery and Bond Counties, Illinois, pages 248-249.

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