History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families

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without disparagement to the numerous other
people represented in the American body
politic that those communities where the
Dutch and German settlers predominate are
without exception in national faith and unity
the soundest, as they are in the common affairs
of life in the healthiest and most prosperous
condition.
The subject of this sketch is a native of
Germany and comes to the strong German
stock here referred to. He was born July
23, 1844, and is a son of John and Lizzie
Yoe, both natives also of Germany. The
parents never came to America, but have always
resided in their native country, where
they are leading the quiet, useful lives of the
respectable and fairly well-to-do middle class
of citizens to which they belong. C. H. Yoe
left Germany a sixteen-year-old lad in 1860,
and came to this country making his first
stop at Baltimore, In that city he apprenticed
himself to a blacksmith and learned the trade
which he followed there and in Washington
city until after the close of hostilities between
the two sections in 1865, when he came
South and for a year or more lived at New
Orleans.
He came to Texas in 1868, and a year later
to Milam county. For a year after coming to
this county he worked on a farm; then he
took up his residence in Cameron, where lie
again went at his trade and followed it
steadily for nearly ten years. By industry,
thrift and economy he managed to save some
from his earnings, and being desirous of
venturing into a new field of employment he
purchased a small stock of goods in 1878 and
engaged in the mercantile business in Cameron.
His venture proved successful, he enlarged
his stock from time to time/as demanded
by the trade and for a nu ber of
years did a large and successful business. He

sold out his mercantile interests in January,
1892, and, having already made several considerable
investments in farm lands, extended
his operations in this direction and has since
given his attention actively to improving his
holdings. He owns some desirable real estate
in this county, having over 600 acres of farm
land under cultivation, on which he raises
an abundance of Texas' sovereign product,
cotton. He also owns good town property in
Cameron and is regarded as one of Cameron's
solid men of means.
Mr. Y oe's energies have been concentrated
in the pursuit of his own business and his'
efforts have yielded him a rich reward.
He has never held public office but once,
when he was induced to take for a short
time the office of County Treasurer, which
he filled acceptably until his successor was
elected and qualified. He has taken an active
part, however, in all matters relating to the
development of the town and county, and
has been foremost both with his money and
personal efforts to promote all enterprises
looking to their improvement. He is also
identified with the best social interests of the
place, being a member of the Knights of
Honor and the Masons, in which last order
he is a Knight Templar, and has filled all the
positions in the blue lodge and chapter to
which he belongs. He adheres to the religious
faith of his fathers, being a member of the
Lutheran Church, but is liberal both in
opinion and with his means as respects the
support of church organizations. In 1871
Mr. Yoe married Caroline Meyers, a daughter
of Frederick and Rose Elizabeth Meyers, who
were among Milam county's early settlers,
and who are most pleasantly remembered by
many of the older citizens of this day. They
were natives of Germany and came to
America about 1844 or 1845, settling in

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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed September 22, 2014.