Koch, Fred 1847-1937
Posted By: Paul Van Dyke--Volunteer
Date: 12/7/2017 at 14:41:41
Source: Hawarden Independent (1-14-1937)
Born: June 20, 1847
Died: January 7, 1937
WAS LONG TIME RESIDENT OF CHATSWORTH COMMUNITY--WAS NEARLY 90 YEARS OLD AND LIVED IN AMERICA 70 YEARS--LEAVES TWO SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
Fred Koch, a well known and long time resident of Chatsworth, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben Dalgliesh, last Thursday, January 7th, death being due to infirmities of old age. Although almost 90 years old, he was up and about most of the time and was bedfast but a few days preceding his death.
Funeral services were held at the Ben Dalgliesh home at 2:30 Sunday afternoon with Reverend T.H. Harding of the Associated Church of Hawarden, in charge. Interment was made in the Akron Cemetery.
Fred Koch was born in Germany June 20, 1847, and died January 7, 1937, at the advanced age of 89 years, 6 months and 17 days. He came to America in 1866 as a youth 19 years old and located at Galena, Illinois. He resided at Galena for many years and was married to Margaret Helmick there in 1879. His wife preceded him in death 21 years ago. Later he came to Union County and engaged in farming and by thrift and good management he accumulated enough of this world’s wealth to live comfortably in his later years. He came to Chatsworth, in 1907 and since then made his home there.
He is survived by four daughters, Tony Koch and Mrs. Ben Dalgliesh of Chatsworth; Mrs. Amelia Frick of Valley, Nebraska and Frank Koch of Rapid City, South Dakota, Mrs. Frick came to attend the funeral but his son Frank was unable to come because of illness.
During his long residence in Union County and in Chatsworth Mr. Koch made many friends through his honest and fair dealings with his fellow men.
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