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Subject: Re: [KOCHER] Kocher to Cochard name change
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2008 21:59:02 -0000
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Surnames: Kocher, Heller, Ronk, Kouch
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I have information that leads me to think that Levi is one of my ancestors too. My records indicate that Levi was born about 1774 (Brobst Family Historical Registry state his birth was between 1755 and 1780) and married Magdalena probably about 1805. Their first son was Jacob, born 29 April 1807, who married Rebecca Heller (she was born 7 February 1813 in Dauphin Co. PA and died 27 February 1899 in Crawford Co., OH)in 1830 in Dauphin Co., PA and he died 1 February 1833. She married Jacob Ronk before 1835. Jacob Ronk was born in 1810 in PA and died 1850 in Clinton Co. PA Rebecca Heller then married George Kouch after 1850. George Kouch was born 7 July 1809 and died 8 March 1891.
My records confirm that Levi was one of 10 children of Johann Heinrich Kocher (also known as Henry, Sr.)and Hannah Thomas. Johann was the son of Johan Georg Kocher who came to America in 1737. I am a descendant of George Kocher born 1799. Possibly the son of Levi's first marriage to a Marie(possibly Mary or Maria), this part is only speculation at this poing as I have not found confirmation yet.
sources I have used are http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ohio/heller2.htm
contacts with Mae Reiner thru the rootsweb message board
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