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

Carl R. "Charles" Koch[1, 2]

Male 1878 - 1956  (77 years)


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  • Name Carl R. "Charles" Koch 
    Born 16 Mar 1878  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Name Carl Koch 
    Name Charles R. Koch 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farm Labourer 
    Occupation 1904  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer, own farm 
    Religion 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1937  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Eby ID Number 00067-4112.11 
    Died 25 Feb 1956  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Buried St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Person ID I53754  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Elizabeth Reichert,   b. 10 Aug 1839, Mönchzell, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1932, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15, 16
    Family ID F13901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Minerva Swartz,   b. 13 Aug 1880, Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1954, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1904  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 17
    Children 
     1. Stanley Koch,   b. 20 Jan 1905, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1941, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Lester S. Koch,   b. May 1906, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1993, Tavistock, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     3. Mabel Barbara Koch,   b. Jan 1908, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Orton Koch,   b. 23 Apr 1909, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2001  (Age 91 years)
     5. Phares Koch,   b. 28 Aug 1910, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 2000  (Age 90 years)
     6. Oliver S. Koch,   b. 1911, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 2008, Fergus, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     7. Rev. Roy Swartz Koch,   b. 6 Sep 1913, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 2010, Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     8. Gladys Koch,   b. 9 Aug 1915, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 2010  (Age 94 years)
     9. Vera Koch,   b. 19 Jun 1917, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1989, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     10. Charles Koch,   b. 1919, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F34720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Koch, Charles R., son of the late David and Elizabeth (Richert) Koch, was born March 16, 1878, at Conestogo, Ont.; passed away at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital in Kitchener, Ont., after a brief illness on Feb. 25, 1956; aged 77 y. 11m. 9 d. On Aug. 24, 1904, he was married to Minerva Swartz, who predeceased him in 1954. He was also predeceased by one son (Stanley), 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Surviving are 6 sons (Lester and Orton of New Hamburg; Phares of Kitchener; Oliver of Conestogo; Roy, St. Jacobs, and Charles of Listowel), 3 daughters (Mabel-Mrs. Herbert Kufske, Kitchener; Gladys-Mrs. Norman Martin, St. Jacobs, and Vera-Mrs. Nelson Snyder of Waterloo), 3 sisters (Mrs. Leah Musselman, Kitchener; Lizzie-Mrs. George Reist, Rosedale, and Hannah-Mrs. Titus Hallman, Rochester, N. Y.), 40 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He farmed in Woolwich Twp., for many years, retiring from active life in 1941. He joined the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church as a young man and remained a member until his death. Funeral services were conducted at the St. Jacobs Church on Feb. 28, 1956, in charge of Howard S. Bauman, assisted by Noah Hunsberger and Oliver D. Snider. Interment was made in the cemetery at Three Bridges.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLIX , Number 13 - March 27, 1956 - page 310, 311

  • 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..., 855.

    2. [S2897] aaaVit - ON - Marriage Registration, 018755-04.
      Charles R. Koch, 26, Occ. Farmer, b. Conestogo, Res. Bloomingdale, son of David Koch and Elizabeth Reichert married Minerva Swartz, 24, b. Brown City, Res. Waterloo Twp, daughter of Abram Swartz and Susanna Bergey, Witn: Norman Koch of Conestogo and Susie Swartz of Berlin, 24 August 1904 in Waterloo Twp

    3. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 32664-1882 Charles Koch.

    4. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-2 page 2.

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Division 3 Page Number 23 Household Number 118.

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

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, March 27, 1956 - Obituary of Charles Koch.

    8. [S151] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Jacobs Mennonite (Central Woolwich Mennonite) CC#4583 Internet Link.
      Koch / Charles Koch / 1878-1956 / his beloved wife / Minerva Swartz / 1880-1954 / At rest

    9. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 16 Page 5.

    10. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 9.

    11. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist.. 13 Page 10.

    12. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, March 18, 1937 - Obituary of Solomon Koch.

    13. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 1 Nov 1861.
      By the Rev. Mr. Bindeman at Berlin "Koch - Reschert: Oct. 29th: Mr. David Koch, of Woolwich, to Miss Elizabeth Reschert. of Waterloo Township"

    14. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.

    15. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, March 16, 1916 - Obituary of David R. Koch.

    16. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.

    17. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, November 30, 1954 - Obituary of Minerva Swartz.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1878 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farm Labourer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1904 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Aug 1904 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer, own farm - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1937 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Feb 1956 - Kitchener, 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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