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Johann Christoph Heinrich Obrock
(1840-1916)
Katherine Elisabeth Thomasmeyer
(1841-1883)
Adam Schmidt
(1828-1904)
Anna Barbara Schmitt
(1825-1890)
Henry W. Obrock
(1867-1934)
Eva Barbara Schmidt
(1867-1946)

Clarence Adam Christian Obrock
(1890-1985)

 

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Hanna Wilhelmine Wortman

Clarence Adam Christian Obrock

  • Born: 4 Feb 1890, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois
  • Christened: 9 Mar 1890, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois
  • Marriage: Hanna Wilhelmine Wortman on 5 Sep 1918 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois
  • Died: 12 Jun 1985, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois at age 95
  • Buried: 15 Jun 1985, Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois

  General Notes:

Clarence was a graduate of Quincy High School and Gem City Business College. He was a veteran of WWI, and was a printer early in his career. He was appointed chief deputy collector for the Internal Revenue Service, and later was a State Department of Labor employee. He was appointed by Governors Emerson and Green as arbitrator for the Illinois Industrial Commission. In 1938, he was appointed assistant administrator of the Adams County Public Aid Department, and in 1948, was selected to serve as adjutant and business administrator of American Legion Post 37, a position he held under 23 consecutive commanders until he retired in 1969.

Clarence was an active member of the Republican Party, holding many offices including Adams County Chairman. In 1980, he was presented an award by Gov. James Thompson, honoring him as the oldest active precinct committeeman in the state of Illinois, and cited for 62 years of continuous service. Clarence was a past commander of the American Legion, and was a member of Bodley Lodge #1, AF & AM for 60 years.

From his WWI Draft Registration card, Roll # 1614543, dated 6/5/1917:
Clarence was a self employed printer. He states that he should be exempt from the draft due to "recently started in business and would suffer a total loss."
He is listed as medium height and medium build. He has brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Clarence married Hanna Wilhelmine Wortman, daughter of Wilhelm Edward Wortmann and Auguste Hermine Alwine Linnemann, on 5 Sep 1918 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois. (Hanna Wilhelmine Wortman was born on 10 Jul 1893 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois, christened on 25 Aug 1893 in St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois, died on 12 Jan 1983 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois and was buried on 16 Jan 1983 in Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois.)



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