Jonathan W. Yoke, a young and energetic farmer of Clark Township, was born in Johnson County, October 14, 1845, son of John S. and Catherine (Huffer) Yoke. The father was born in Harrison County, Ky., about 1801, and was by occupation a farmer. The mother was born about 1814. The marriage of his parents resulted in the birth of eight children, of whom the following three are living: James S., born March 22, 1843; Jonathan W., and Ellen, 1847. Our subject was reared on a farm. He received a good common school education, and in 1865 entered Purdy’s Commercial College at Indianapolis, graduating the same year. He remained with, and took care of his parents until their death. November 3, 1875, he was united in marriage with Isabell Moore, a daughter of John and Sarah (Bowser) Moore, born March 3, 1845. This union was blessed with the following children: Sarah B., born November 20, 1876; John J., July 11, 1878; Catherine M., May 30, 1880; Thomas E., July 8, 1882; Charles A., April 8, 1884; Walter C., September 7, 1886. He and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. In politics he is a republican. He owns 303 acres of good land in Clark township, 150 of which are under cultivation. He makes a specialty of shorthorn cattle.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 503.