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Johannes "John" Koch

Male 1834 - 1889  (55 years)


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  • Name Johannes "John" Koch 
    Born 15 Jan 1834  Ober-Beerbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened 19 Jan 1834  Ober-Beerbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Name John Koch  [4
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baggage Master 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-153164 
    Died 18 Feb 1889  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: consumption 5 months 
    Person ID I153164  Generations
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2022 

    Father George Valentin "Valentine" Koch,   b. 17 May 1805, Ober-Modau, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabetha Barbara "Barbara" Eisinger,   b. 29 Apr 1805, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1829  Ober-Beerbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F12275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Kling,   b. 1837, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1905, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1854  , Richland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Margaretha Koch,   b. 31 Aug 1855, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Barbara Koch,   b. 9 May 1857, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Koch,   b. 12 Feb 1859, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John George Koch,   b. 16 Apr 1861, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1863, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F38324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • King St. South

      In 1850 John Winger erected a building about half way between Gaukel and Foundry Streets and occupied the first floor as a factory. He used steam power, a novelty in those days, and pump had an old-fashioned upright engine built by Crombie & Co. of Galt. He made pumps, broom handles, etc. The second floor of the building was operated by Matthias Wegenast as a sash and door factory. Later there was a saw mill in the basement. Several acci-dents occurred in this saw mill; Helwig Scholl's leg was cut off as was also John Koch's arm, by the saw. Mr. Winger, apparently in difficulty with his creditors, suddenly left the village, after which the building was taken over by Martin Simpson, who had operated the Bowman & Correll factory at the east end of the town, and the building became known as the Simpson factory, the product being mostly furniture. At the rear of the Simpson factory stood a two storey frame building, used by W. H. Goetze, (cousin and brother-in-law of Louis Breithaupt) as a tobacco factory. Mr. Goetze came from New York early in the 60's. During the closing years of the American Civil War the factory found difficulty in getting tobacco, then mostly supplied from the Southern States.

      REMINISCENCES OF BERLIN (NOW KITCHENER) By JACOB STROH Contributed by Joseph M. Snyder.

      Part I. Settlement - Early Villagers and Buildings, Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1930

  • Sources 
    1. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 3 Page 24.

    2. [S2317] Deutschland Geburten and Taufen - 1558-1898, Johannes Koch, 19 Jan 1834; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,195,110.
      Johannes Koch Event Date: 1824 - 1875 Event Date: 1834 Gender: Male Birth Date: 15 Jan 1834 Birth Year: 1834 Christening Date: 19 Jan 1834 Christening Place: EVANGELISCH, OBER BEERBACH, STARKENBURG, HESSE-DARMSTADT Father's Name: Georg Valentin Koch Mother's Name: Maria Elisabethe Eisinger

    3. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 17975 (1888), John Cook.
      John Cook d. 18 Feb 1889 Berlin, aged 55y, 1m, 2d, laborer, b. Germany, cause: consumption 5 months

    4. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Barbara Koch daughter of John and Eliza Kling of Berlin, born 9 May 1857, bapt. 30 Aug 1857 sponsors: Barbara Koch jr.

    5. [S2266] Deutschland, Heiraten, 1558-1929, Georg Valentin Koch and Elisabetha Barbara Eisinger, 18 Oct 1829; citing Evangelisch, Ober Beerbach, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt; FHL microfilm 1,195,111.
      Georg Valentin Koch Birth Date: 17 May 1805 Birthplace: Obermodau Age: 24 Spouse's Name: Elisabetha Barbara Eisinger Spouse's Birth Date: 29 Apr 1805 Spouse's Age: 24 Event Date: 18 Oct 1829 Event Place: Evangelisch, Ober Beerbach, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt Father's Name: Johannes Koch Mother's Name: Anna Catharina Daum Spouse's Father's Name: Jakob Eisinger Spouse's Mother's Name: Anna Margaretha Gehrling

    6. [S2538] Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900.
      Eliza Kling Gender Female Spouse John Koch Spouse Gender Male Marriage Date 6 Jul 1854 County Richland State Ohio

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jan 1834 - Ober-Beerbach, , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 19 Jan 1834 - Ober-Beerbach, , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jul 1854 - , Richland Co., Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Baggage Master - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: consumption 5 months - 18 Feb 1889 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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