NameReverend Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Koch
Birth17 Aug 1854, Tungental, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
Death24 Jul 1940
OccupationMinister, St. John’s Evangelical Church, Grand Haven, Michigan 1914-1936
FatherFriedrich David Peter Koch (1815-1884)
MotherWilhelmina Caroline Meyer (1831-1857)
Birth2 Jun 1866, Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York
Death29 May 1944
MotherAnna Maria Luckel (1840-1933)
Marriage1 Nov 1883, Ripon, Wisconsin
ChildrenTheodora (Dora) (1885-1977)
 Paulus (Paul John) (1886-1979)
 Wilhelm Ludwig (1887-1960)
 Johannes (John) (1890-1949)
 Margaret Elizabeth (1896-1960)
 Walter Christian (1898-1975)
 Arnold Peter (1901-1995)
 Otto Karl Rudolph (1904-2003)
Notes for Reverend Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Koch
Urbana, IL ?
Kept in touch with Kayser relatives in Germany. Letter to Aunt Irene in Grosshirschbach in 1919.
Took Paul and Theodora 12 miles to piano lessons in Milwaukee as children.

Came to US in 1871 at age 17 and worked as a machinist. Naturalized citizen in 1877. Studied for the ministry in Switzerland and ordained on 6 Jan 1882 in Evangelical church in Hall, Germany.

His son Walter’s 1918 draft card refers to him as Rev. W. A. Koch, living in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Retired in June 1936 and went to live with daughter Mrs. Dora Kayser in Dexter, Michigan, near Ann Arbor.
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