Peter Kocher
(1740-1803)
Anna Elisabetha George
(1741-1807)
Jacob Danner
(1755/1774-)
Elisabetha
(1755/1774-)
Simon Kocher
(1764-1833)
Maria Elisabetha Danner
(1771-1853)
Benjamin Kocher
(1810-1892)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Anna Weida

Benjamin Kocher 1 2

  • Born: 3 Jul 1810, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 2 3
  • Christened: 2 Sep 1810, Lowhill Twp.: Lowhill Reformed Church, Lehigh, PA 3
  • Marriage (1): Anna Weida
  • Died: 3 Oct 1892 at age 82 2
  • Buried: South Whitehall Twp.: Jordan Reformed Church, Lehigh, PA 2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: Anniversary History of Lehigh County, Vol. II, 1914. 4
Benjamin Kocher, son of Simon, was born in Lowhill Township, July 3, 1810. He also secured the homestead and carried on farming until 1856, when he sold the premises which had been held in the family for upwards of one hundred years. He then lived at Allentown four years, but in 1860, not liking town life, he removed to Guth's Station, where he conducted a small farm for thirty years. He then lived in retirement with his sons, Dr. John F. Kocher, where he died, Oct. 1, 1891. he was married to Anna, a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Kuhns) Weida, and they had eight children: John F; David J., of Allentown; Mary A., wife of James Schmoyer; and five who died young. They were members of the Jordan Reformed Church, which he had served as deacon, elder, and trustee.


Benjamin married Anna Weida. (Anna Weida was born on 9 Mar 1816 in Weidasville, Lehigh, PA 5, christened on 28 Mar 1816 in Lowhill Twp.: Lowhill Reformed Church, Lehigh, PA,6 died on 9 May 1893 in , Lehigh, PA 5 and was buried in South Whitehall Twp.: Jordan Reformed Church, Lehigh, PA 5.)


Sources


1 Portrait and Biographical Record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon Counties, Pennsylvania (Chapman Publishing Company, 1894. 993 pages. Available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=sM8wAQAAMAAJ .), Page 456, biography of John F. Kocher M.D.

2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8903587.

3
Lowhill Reformed Congregation, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 1769-1881
(http://www.ancestry.com).

4 Roberts, Charles Rhodes, History Of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Volume II (Allentown, Pa., Lehigh Valley Pub. Co., 1914. 3 volumes, illustrated, maps. Prepared by a committee appointed by the Lehigh County Historical Society; chapters contributed by various writers.).

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8903593.

6 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2FP-XZR Anna Weida, 28 Mar 1816.



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