Surname: Koch

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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Biography of J. A. R. Koch

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now J. A. R. Koch. “God’s finger touched him and he slept,” was the almost universal thought in St. Joseph Township upon the death of J. A. R. Koch, who died suddenly at the home of his son Frank in the Mayview community August 9, 1917. Mr. Koch was one of the county’s prominent, influential, useful and progressive citizens. Every activity in his life was employed directly or indirectly for the general welfare, and his every heart throb was in sympathy with the righteous aspirations and efforts for elevation and improvement among his fellow men. His was the type of material success of which America is most proud. He came to Champaign County over half a century ago, poor and practically friendless, made a competence for himself, provided for others, and wrought a strong impress upon the moral and’ religious institutions of his community. He was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, September 21, 1844, a son of Adam and Mary Ann (Gigher) Koch. His father was a native of Adams County, Pennsylvania, and his mother of the city of Philadelphia. There were seven children, six sons and one daughter, Reuben, Malcolm, Adam, Alfred, Edward, J. A. R. and Mrs. Annetta C. Hudson, all of whom are now deceased. Alfred and Adam gave their lives to the cause...

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Biographical Sketch of Rudolph A. Koch

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Koch, Rudolph A.; merchant, church supplies; born, Germany, March 19, 1870; son of John and Ann E. Gipperich Koch; educated, public schools of Germany and Parochial schools in Ohio; married, Youngstown, Aug. 16, 1893, Susanna Kleeh; issue, nine children, seven living; started in as dry goods clerk at $2 per week; after five years work and advancement, became traveling salesman in church supplies; in 1894, purchased his present business, developing same and adding department of Society goods, especially embroidered flags and banners; the firm is incorporated as The R. A. Koch Co., and is the largest of its kind in northern Ohio; pres. and mgr. The R. A. Koch Co.; member Knights of Columbus, C. M. B. A.; C. K. of O., Catholic Federation, Chamber of Commerce, and Civic League of Cleveland; active in charities; Baseball Fan; collector of rare books and student of Social...

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Biographical Sketch of George D. Koch

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Koch, George D.; furniture business; born, Wurtenberg, Germany, Dec. 23, 1850; brought to the United States at the age of three and one-half years; studied in Cleveland public schools until 13 years of age; married, Cleveland, Dec. 1, 1875, Bertha Berno; issue, George B., Charles C., Math and Estelle; learned finishing and polishing in the furniture store of J. Vincent; in 1872, when 21 years old, formed partnership with Mr. M. Fleming, under the name of Fleming & Koch, cor. Penn. and Lorain Aves.; in 1873, opened branch store on Detroit St., under the management of Wm. Toni, who entered as partner; firm name changed to Fleming, Koch & Co.; in 1875, firm was dissolved, and he bought the interest of Mr. Puls, with Mr. Franz Henke, and the firm became Kock & Henke; in 1892, F. H. Henke retired, and his interest was taken by his son, Henry August Henke; in 1910, fire destroyed the store, and he withdrew from the firm and located his business at 10300 Euclid Ave., with his son, George B. Koch, under the name of George D. Koch & Co.; member Elks, Cleveland Grays, Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Industry; Christian...

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