Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wedding Wednesday - Florence Sybil Koch and William George Wickenkamp

My maternal grandpartes
This Certifies

That on the 7th day of June in the year of our Lord Nineteen hundred and 30 At Casper, Wyoming Mr William G Wickenkamp of Casper, Wyoming and Miss Florence Sybil Koch of Casper, Wyoming were united in Holy Matrimony
According to the ordinance of God and the Laws of Wyoming.

Mary Alice Jones, Witness
Laurance L Bundy, Witness

Ralph F. Snyder, Minister of East Side  Community Church

What therefore God hath joined together let no man put assunder.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Family Recipe Friday - Grandma Koch's Orange Cake 1862



This is an interesting recipe I found in my grandmother's recipe box. It is a recipe from her grandmother Margaret  Werhle Koch. I don't know how she obtained this recipe.


2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup water
2 whole eggs & 3 egg yolks us whites for frosting
2 tsp cream of Tartar
1 tsp soda

Juice of 1 orange
grate rind for frosting

It is interesting that it appears to be just of list of ingredients. It doesn't say what pan to put it in, what temperature to cook it or for how long.

Margaret Werhle Koch, was born Margaret Bauer abt 1838 in Bavaria Germany. She first married Henry Werhle 18 September 1859 in Cuyahoga county, Ohio. She had two dauthers, Mary Louise born July 4, 1860 in Elyria,Lorain, Ohio and Katherine born June 15, 1862 in Cuyahoga Falls, Summitt, Ohio. Margaret later married Henry Koch (date unknown) and had three more children, Henry J (Harry) born abt 1869 in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio; Charles Edward born November 28, 1871 in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio and Ella May born abt 1873 in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio. Margaret died September 23, 1900 in Warm Springs, Deer Lodge, Montana.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Henry Koch

Name: Henry Koch Address: Cuyahoga Falls, Summit Co., Ohio Date of Death: Oct. 14, 1917 Place: Ohio S&S Home Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage Date of Burial: Oct. 16, 1917 Date of Birth: March 6, 1837 Place: Germany Name of Cemetery: Ohio S&S Home Location: Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Ohio Block No.: N Grave No: 1 Upright: Gov't Next of Kin: John Koch Germany.

Service Record
War Served In: Civil Date Enlisted: Aug. 21, 1862 Date of Discharge: June 5, 1865 Branch of Service: Army Rank: Private Company, Outfit or Ship: CO., K 52nd Regt. O.V.I

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Obituary Sunday - Henry Koch

Sandusky Register 16 Oct 1917 Pg 3 Col 4
Henry Koch, CO, K 52 O.V.I, aged 80 years, died Sunday at 2:35 a.m. He is survived by three children among whom is named a daughter, Mrs. Ella Houlihan, No. 912 Utah ave., Butte, Montana, who wired Dr. Haynes to bury the remains in the home cemetery as she was unable to be present. Howard Lodge No. 62, Cuyahoga Falls, was also named in his admission papers to be notified in case of death. Admitted November 17, 1894. Burial in the home cemetery Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Surname Saturday - KOCH, Henry

Henry Koch
Henry Koch was born March 6, 1837 in Hesse-Kassel (Prussia) Germany, to Henry Koch and Mina Winker.  he left Germany from the port of Bremen on the ship Meta and arrived in New  York on September 29, 1956. His destination was Philadelphia. I think I found him in 1860 living in Harmony, Beaver, Pennsylvania.  On August 4, 1862, at he age of 25,  Henry Koch enlisted as a private into CO K  52nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served until he mustered out on June 3, 1865 at Washington D.C. As a result of serving his adopted country, he was granted citizenship November 5, 1872.

Henry Koch married Margarethe Bauer I have not been able to find a marriage record.  Henry and Margarethe had three children. Henry J. (Harry) born about 1869, Charles Edward born November 28, 1871 and Ella born May 1873.  In 1870 Henry and Margarethe were living in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio. Margarethe had two daughters from a previous marriage to Henry Wehrle. Mary and Katherine. They are listed on the 1870 census along with Henry J. (Harry). By 1880 Henry and Margarethe were separated or divorced. Again I can find no record of this either. Henry was living with Harry in a boarding house in Cuyahoga Falls. Margarethe moved to Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio with her daughters, Katherine and Ella and son Charles.  On November 17, 1894 Henry was admitted to the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Home in Sandusky (Perkins Township), Erie County, Ohio were he lived until his death October 14, 1917.