Friday, January 20, 2012


"Christian Koch, a well known farmer of the Town of Somers, died at his residence west of the city on Saturday evening after a long illness from cancer.  The deceased was 59 years of age.  He was born July 5, 1950 in Germany, but came to this country when a young man.  He had lived in Somers for many years and for many years he was employed by the late Edward Bain.  He is survived by two children, both living in the Town of Somers.  The funeral was held from St. George's Church with interment in the family plat at St. George's cemetery.
(Source:  Racine Daily December 10, 1907)

1900 U.S. Federal Census
Christian Koch lived in the Township of Somers with his wife, Catherine.
Christian Koch immigrated here in 1875.
Catherine was born March 1860 in Wisconsin.
Christian Koch and Catherine were married in 1889.
Christian and Catherine had two children:  Lulu and Rosy

1910 U.S. Federal Census
Catherine Koch, age 50, widowed, was living in the Township of Somers with her daughter Rose E. Bose and son in law, John E. Bose, son of Edward and Mary Bose.

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