Kocher Families

George Kocher
Born in 1755 at Oborrodorn, Germany, south of Frankfort. Died in 1811 at age 56.
He died the same year he arrived in south Russia. His wife's name was Katherina, born in 1765. They had four children when their father died: Elizabeth 16, Magdalena 14, Katharina 13, died in 1814, Anton 7, born 1804 in Germany.

Anton Kocher - son of George
He grew up in Kleinliebental. He was married to Marianna Baumstarck. They had sons by the name of Jakob, Peter and Blasius and daughters by the name of Katharina, b. 1832, Anna, and Magdalena. Anna married Nikolaus Dosch, son of Peter Dosch

Jakob Kocher - son of Anton
He grew up in Kleinliebental and died in 1918 of epilepsy. He was married to Genoveva Waldman, daughter of Benedict and Marianna Waldman of Kleinliebental. Their
children were:

Elisabeth Kocher (Kraft),

Magdalena Kocher (Jacob Kraft)
        Jacob Kraft

Anton Kocher (Barbara Kirchgesner)

Georg Kocher (Katharina Zimmerman)

Jacob Kocher (Elisabeth Leibel from Josefstal)

Benedikt Kocher

Peter Kocher, m. (1. Susanne ? and 2. Barbara Kohl),
        Genevieve
        Emilia
        Valentin, married Magdalena (1944 family photo)
                Joseph Kocher (1977 photo with mother)
                Valentin Kocher (photo)
                Maria Kocher married Albert Uswak, (1977 photo)
        Mechtildus, married Martin Bohl, (1995 photo)

Kaspar Kocher (Legadia)

Seferius Kocher (Bauman)

Blasius (Placidus) Kocher 1914 photo - son of Anton
He grew up in Kleinliebental and married Dominika Heier.
(1916 photo) They came to America in September 1900 and settled in Onaka, SD with two sons, Anton and Joseph. He died February, 1925, Onaka, SD.

Anton Kocher, married Eva Goetz, daughter of Wendlin Goetz of Klienleibental. (1914 photo)
        Blazetus Kocher, b. May 12, 1909, d. Sept. 2, 1960, married Anna Reinbold
        Katherine Kocher, b. Nov. 21, 1911, d. Jan. 6, 1998
        Joseph Kocher, b. Nov. 15, 1913, d. Apr. 26, 1959, married Josephine Rodell
        Jacob Kocher, b. Aug. 23, 1915, married Margaret Wold
        Margaret Kocher, b. Oct. 2, 1919, d. Jun. 12, 1981, married William Steen
                Willa (Steen) Gisi
        Anna Kocher, b. Oct. 3, 1919, d. July 26, 1995, married Tony Seltzler
        Martin Kocher, b. Nov. 24, 1921, d. Nov. 3, 1996, married Alma Lehr
        Wendline Kocher, b. Aug. 19, 1924, d. Sep. 21, 1959
        Theresia Kocher, b. May 7, 1927, d. June 2, 2001, married Mark McCurry
        Magdalena Kocher, b. Aug. 28, 1929, d. Dec. 14, 1995

Joseph Kocher, born Oct. 4, 1884, died Aug. 4, 1955, married Rosina Imbery, b. July 4, 1890, d. Aug. 11, 1970. (1914 photo) Their children were:
        Mary Kocher, (Kramer) b. Feb. 11, 1909, d. Feb. 2, 1983
        John Kocher, b. 1910
        Eva Kocher
        Dollie (John Burgard)
        Margaret Kocher, (Andrew Ochs) b. July 11, 1915
        Eda Kocher, (Ray Kuechle) b. Dec. 8, 1916
        Rose Kocher, (Kenneth Klebsch) b. Dec. 16, 1917
        Emma Kocher, (Bud Tracy) b. Apr. 16, 1924, d. June 3, 1973
        Lena Kocher, (John Adams) b. Dec. 11, 1927, d. 1992
        Matilda Kocher, (Michael Wolf) b. Oct. 29, 1929

Peter Kocher - son of Anton. Peter was born in 1848 and died in 1882 by drowning in the Black Sea. His wife’s name was Johanna (nee Dosch) born in Russia in 1849 and died in 1914, age 65. They had eight children: Marianna, Michael, Magdalena, Anna, Elizabeth, John, Joseph and Emerencia.

Marianna Kocher daughter of Peter, born 1867.

Michael Kocher son of Peter, born Oct. 9, 1869.

Magdalena Kocher, daughter of Peter, born Feb. 18, 1872, in Russia, died April 9, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minn. married Joseph Sahli, 1893 in Kleinliebental, Russia. They came to America in 1900. They first lived in Onaka, S.D. then moved to Hague, N.D. in 1912. Joseph Sahli was born May 15, 1868, died January 29, 1947. They were both interred in Hague, N.D. They had the following children: Katharina, Elizabeth, Frank (born in Russia), Peter, Gladys, Martin (born in Onaka, S.D.), John and Julia (born in Hague, N.D.). The children: (See Joseph Sahli Children)
        Katherina Sahli, b. Aug. 31, 1894, d. Jan. 10, 1994, married Ben Hulm
                Elizabeth (Hulm) Wolf
                Mary (Hulm) 1) Simms 2) Chikis
                Barbara (Hulm) Snobeck
                Lena (Hulm) Moser
                Tillie (Hulm) Schatz
                Peter Hulm
                Anna (Hulm) Schweitzer
                Walter Hulm
                Charlotte (Hulm) Buechler
        Elizabeth Sahli, b. Oct. 20, 1896, d. March 6, 1979, married Mike Glatt
                Katie (Glatt) Jangula
                Ben Glatt
                Lena (Glatt) Bauer
                Mary (Glatt) 1) Olson 2) James 3) Manley
                Barbara (Glatt) Schumacher
                Peter Glatt
                Clara (Glatt) Olson
                Jack Glatt
                Mildred (Glatt) Wald
                Alvin Glatt
        Frank Sahli, b. Nov. 20, 1899, d. Oct. 7, 2004, m. Clara Hemmelgarn
                Robert Sahli
                Mary (Sahli) Woods
                James Sahli
        Peter Sahli, b.June 27, 1903, d. Feb. 18, 1988, married Anna Lipp
                Lena (Sahli) 1) Roth 2) Schwalen
                Norbert Sahli
                Esther (Sahli) Voissem
        Gladys Sahli, b. Oct. 29, 1907, d. May 17, 1996, married Hank Hummel
                Marcella (Hummel) Waterman
                James Hummel
                Richard Hummel
                Mary Ann (Hummel) Nelson
        Martin Sahli, b. Mar. 22, 1910, d. Dec. 29, 1960, married Margaret Scherr
                Linda (Sahli) Gress
                Dennis Sahli
                Danny Sahli
        John Sahli, b. Sept. 17, 1912, d. Mar. 11, 1998, married Esther Sautter.
                John Sahli
                James Sahli
                Paul Sahli
                Tom Sahli
                David Sahli
                Robert Sahli
                Steven Sahli
        Julianna Sahli, b. June 3, 1915, d. Dec. 4, 2016; married Don Kelvie

Anna Kocher daughter of Peter, born Jan. 18, 1874.

Elizabeth Kocher - daughter of Peter, born March 15, 1876. She married an Eberle in Russia. (no other history available)

John Kocher - son of Peter. Family Photo, 1942   John, Julia Kocher & Julie Kelvie;
John, Julia Kocher   Born June 5, 1878, died March 31, 1967 in Aberdeen, S.D. He came to America on May 11, 1899. He married Julia Gisi in the Sacred Heart church in Aberdeen, S.D. on July 5th 1902. Julia Gisi was born in Russia Aug. 26, 1884. She was 15 years old when she came to America. She died at Linton, N.D. Feb. 12, 1972. Both are interred in the St Mary’s cemetery in Aberdeen, S.D. Mrs. Kocher was a patient at the Strasburg, N.D. nursing home for several years. They farmed near Westport, S.D. until 1905. In the fall of 1905 they moved to farm near Onaka, S.D. In November 1915 they purchased a farm in Hague, N.D. where they lived until they retired in 1943. They moved to Aberdeen, S.D. where they lived until Mr.Kocher died. A few months later Mrs. Kocher entered the Strasburg, N.D. nursing home. They had the following children:
        Katie Kocher, b. April 22, 1903, d. Sept. 1, 1922, married John Gross
        Peter Kocher, b. March 31, 1904, d. March 31, 1904
        Lena Kocher, b. March 30, 1905, d. Sept. 11, 1994, married Karl Fischer
                Verna (Fischer) Green
                Doris (Fischer) 1)Marshall, 2) Earl Bakken (inventor of heart pacer)
                Olivia (Fischer) Wakely
        Johanna Kocher, b. May 19, 1907, d. May 14, 1990, married Jos. DeWalt
                Joseph DeWalt Jr.
                Gerald DeWalt
                Kenneth DeWalt
                Willliam DeWalt
        Rose Kocher, b. Sept. 13, 1909, d. Jan. 8, 2001, married Frank Hilt
                Rosemary (Hilt) Petersen
                Lorraine (Hilt) George
        John Kocher, b. June 22, 1911, d. Aug. 11, 2005, married Mary Weisbeck
                Wallace Kocher
                Roger Kocher
                Denis Kocher
                Alice (Kocher) Morris
                Charles Kocher
        Joseph Kocher, b. Jan. 11, 1914, d. Feb. 11, 2005, married Florence Marthaler
                Duane Kocher
                Ronald Kocher
        Frances Kocher, b. Oct. 21, 1917, d. Oct. 27, 1917
        Peter Kocher, b. Aug. 9, 1918, married Rosemary Scherr
                Harold Kocher
                Gloria (Kocher) Olmsted
                Leann (Kocher) Holzer
                Joyce (Kocher) Krebs
                Kevin Kocher
        Agnes Kocher, b. Jan 20, 1921, married Mark Hatzenbeller
                James Hatzenbeller
                Judy (Hatzenbeller) 1) Hagenkord 2) Cline
                Garold Hatzenbeller
                Mark Hatzenbeller
        Elenora Kocher, b. Oct. 14, 1923, married Mike Huber
                Robert Huber
                Daniel Huber
                Richard Huber
        Leo Kocher, b. Dec. 5, 1927, married Donna Dennis (2002 photo) (2009 photo)
                Karry Kocher
                Kristy Kocher
                Kurtus Kocher

Joseph Kocher son of Peter.

Emerencia Kocher - daughter of Peter. She was married to a Russian - Gregory Syintsakos. They came to America in about 1909. They did not like it here so they returned to Russia in 1911. She died during World War II. She was the Godmother of John Kocher Jr.

Katherina Kocher, daughter of Anton, born 1832, married Franz Kirchgesner. Their children were:
        Magdalena Kirchgesner, b. 1854
        Katharina Kirchgesner, b. 1856
        Marianna Kirchgesner
        Valentin Kirchgesner, b. 1859
        Margaretha Kirchgesner,
        Josef Kirchgesner, b. 1856
        Julianna Kirchgesner, b. 1869

Anna Kocher, daughter of Anton, m. Nikolaus Dosch.

Magdalena Kocher, daughter of Anton,

George Kocher was one of the first settlers. - Book by Prof. Karl Stumpp in U.S.
The writings of Fr. Conrad Keller, S.J. are said to be more accurate.