Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Rev. David Ludwig "Ludwig" Koch

Male 1801 - 1889  (88 years)


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  • Name David Ludwig "Ludwig" Koch 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 19 Jul 1801  Weinsberg, Wurtenberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Land 1825  Woolwich Township German Company Tract 034, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Ludwig Koch 
    Occupation 1852  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1889  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite Preacher 
    Eby ID Number 00067-4106 
    Died 15 Sep 1889  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 10
    Buried St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I21134  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Barbara Reist,   b. 15 Nov 1801, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1890  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Oct 1824  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Susannah Koch,   b. 8 Oct 1825, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1826, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Elizabeth Koch,   b. 13 Nov 1827, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1887  (Age 59 years)
     3. Barbara Koch,   b. 19 Jul 1831, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Koch,   b. 11 Feb 1834, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1921, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Anna Koch,   b. 25 Aug 1837, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. David Koch,   b. 1 Sep 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1916, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. John Koch,   b. 30 Jun 1843, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1844, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Joseph Koch,   b. 23 Jun 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1925  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jul 1801 - Weinsberg, Wurtenberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1825 - Woolwich Township German Company Tract 034, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mennonite Preacher - 1889 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Sep 1889 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Rev. Ludwig Koch, "was born in Weinsberg, kingdom of Wurtenberg, Germany, July 19th, 1801. In 1819 he emigrated to America and in July of the same year he came to Chambersburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Here he was engaged in farming for three years, but not finding everything to his satisfaction he, in company with others, moved to Canada in spring of 1823. After being here for some time he formed an acquaintance with Barbara Reist to whom he was married in October, 1824. Shortly after their marriage they settled on lot No. 34, German Company's Tract, Woolwich Township, where they commenced in the bush. In a few years they had cleared a large part of their extensive forest farm and had erected thereon such buildings as were common in those days. Here they resided over sixty-five years. The farm is now owned by their son David. In July, 1845, Mr. Ludwig Koch was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite denomination. His field of labor was Martins, Conestogo, and Elmira. He was sincere in his calling,and always directed the sinner to the cross where Christ suffered for him; and for the children of God he had words of consolation by reminding them of the Lord's words, "I am with you always", and "whatsoever ye shall ask in my name that I will I do". His kindness of heart and simplicity of manners endeared him to all classes who were acquainted with him. He died in September, 1889, and his wife who was born November 15th, 1801, died August 19th, 1890. To them was born a family of eight children"



      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 853.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 169.

    3. [S151] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Jacobs Mennonite (Central Woolwich Mennonite) CC#4583 Internet Link.
      Reverend / Ludwig Koch / born 1801 / died 1889 / his wife / Barbara Reist / born 1801 / died 1890 / Rest in peace / Rev. Ludwig Koch was born Wenisburg,Kingdom of / Wartenburg, Germany,came to Chambersburg,Pa. / America July 1819, arrived in Canada 1823 and / farmed 3 miles east of here. He was the first / Mennonite minister ordained in Canada,1845,and / served Conestoga,Martins'and Elmira churches. / Erected by C.Koch & H.Koch families

    4. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 1.
      Lutwig KOCH Farmer Germany Mennonist 51
      Barbara KOCH USA Mennonist 51
      Barbara DETWEILER Woolwich Mennonist 21
      Abraham DETWEILER Woolwich Mennonist 24
      Mary KOCH Woolwich Mennonist 18
      Anna KOCH Woolwich Mennonist 15
      David KOCH Woolwich Mennonist 12
      Joseph KOCH Woolwich Mennonist 7

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 3 Page 23.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 26 Sep 1889 & 10 Oct 1889.
      Sept. 15, 1889 Ludwig Koch, Mennonite preacher, died in Woolwich, at age of 88 years & 1 month.

    7. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 1 Page 3.

    8. [S2366] Koch Some Ancestors and Descendants of David Ludwig Koch 1801-1889 and Barbara Reist 1801-1890, Pg 5.

    9. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 1.

    10. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 854.