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KOCHER Branch of the LINTON Family Tree 

 

 

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KOCHER Branch of the LINTON Family Tree

 

Terry Louis Linton © 2011

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 2011

 LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume VI, Issue 1, Spring © 2011, ISSN 1941-3521

 

Updated May 4, 2019

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Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) & Evelyn Virginia BIRD (1922-2012)

 

Children:

 

Kenneth "Ken" Edward LINTON (1945) & Terry Louis LINTON (1949)

 

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(father & mother)

 

 

Charles Edward LINTON(1890-1958) & Annie Lucretia CRONK (1888-1956)

 

Children:

 

John Edward Charles Linton (1910-1911); Florence Avis LINTON Beavers (1912-1990); Kirk Louis Linton(1914-1987); Georganna Linton (1916-1916); Theodore "Ted" Francis Linton (1917-1970); Bernadette "Bernie" Thelma LINTON Butler (1921-2014); Madeline "Madge" Elizabeth LINTON Bly(1922-1991)

 

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(grandparents)

 

 

John Edward LINTON (1838-1901) & Sallie Fenmor STONESTREET (1861-1928)

 

Children

 

Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958) & half-brother George Whippoorwill Stonestreet PHILLIPS (1904-1969)

 

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(great-grandparents)

 

Doctor Lewis Colbert LINTON (1803-1876)Sarah KOCHER (1810-1870)

 

 

Children

 

Mary Ann LINTON Jenkins (1828-1876); Emma Caroline LINTON Mendler Smith (1829-1909; Harriet LINTON Fuller King (1831-1912); Deborah Caroline LINTON Fowler (1834-1916); John Edward LINTON (1838-1901)Jerome D. LINTON (1839-1910); Francis "Frank" Charles LINTON (1844-1911); Morris LINTON (1848-1860)

 

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(2nd great-grandparents)

 

 

Peter KOCHER (1787-1849) & Maria "Mary” Catherina PIPHER (1787–1850)

 

 

Children:

 

Sarah KOCHER (1810–1870); John KOCHER (1819–1880); Caroline K. KOCHER (1822–1878); John Nelson KOCHER (1825–1907); Mary “Polly” KOCHER (1834–1887); Sarah Jane KOCHER (1836–?); Samuel KOCHER (1838–?); Henry H. KOCHER (1839–?).

 

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(3rd great-grandparents)

 

 

John Peter KOCHER (1767-1837) & Susanna Christina SCHNEIDER (1769-1791)

 

 

Children:

 

Jonas KOCKER (1784–1839); Peter KOCHER (1787–1849)

 

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(4th great-grandparents)

 

John Peter KOCHER (1742-1819) & Maria MESSINGER (1743-1813)

 

 

Children:

 

John Peter KOCHER (1767–1837); Johanna KOCHER (1768–1844); Maria KOCHER (1769–?); Rosina KOCHER (1770–1844); Abraham KOCHER (1772–1817); Daniel KOCHER (1774–1807); Conrad KOCHER (1777–1835); Susanna KOCHER (1779–1844); Anna Maria KOCHER (1790–1872); Maria "Magd" KOCKER (1808–1878)

 

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(5th great-grandparents)

 

Peter KOCHER (1700-1772)  & Elizabeth Eva "Eveles" KOPPENHOPPER (1709–1773)

 

the german emigrants fron Hoelzenhausen, Dillenberg, Nassau Germany

 

 

Children:

 

Johannes Peter KOCHER (1730–?); Anna Barbara KOCHER (1731–1731); John Michael KOCHER (1732–1808); Maria Barbara KOCHER (1737–?); Cumrath "Conrad" KOCHER (1739–1826); John Peter KOCHER Sr., (1742–1819); Albertina KOCHER (1743–?); Henry KOCHER (1746–?); Anna Catherine KOCHER (1748–?)

 

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(6th great-grandparents)

 

Johan Michaël KOCHER (1653-1725) & Ann MERTZ (1663-1732)

 

Children:

 

Johannes KOCHER (1697-1780); Martin KOCHER (1698-1762); Peter KOCHER (1700-1772); Nicholas KOCHER (1704-?) and Catharina Barbara KOCHER (1710-1733)

 

 

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(7th great-grandparents)

 

Johann Georg KOCHER (1630–1690) & Barbara MIEDLIN (1633–1716)

 

children: 

 

Johan Michaël KOCHER (1653–1725); Christina Barbara KOCHER (1666–1723)

 

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(8th great-grandparents)

 

Nikolaus KOCHER (1603–1669) & Catharine KUNZ (1612–1679)

 

children:

 

Johann Georg KOCHER (1630–1690); Hans KOCHER (1642–1696); Peter KOCHER (1644–1702); Katerina KOCHER (1645–1675); Apollonia KOCHER (1650–1709).

 

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(9th great-grandparents)

 

Johannes KOCHER (1580–1669) & Anna 1585–?)

 

children:

 

Johannes KOCHER (1605–1669); Hans KOCHER (1610–1695); Peter KOCHER (1612–1673); Stefan KOCHER (1618–1682); Adelheid KOCHER (1625–?); Benedikt KOCHER (1632–?); Barbli KOCHER (1635–?).

 

 

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(10th great-grandparents)

 

Benedikt KOCHER (1555–1618) & Christine KAUCHEL (1557–1620)

 

children:

 

Anna KOCHER (1577–?); Barbli KOCHER (1579–?); Johannes KOCHER (1580–1669); Hans KOCHER (1581–?); Benedikt KOCHER (1583–?); Peter KOCHER (1586–?); Katarina KOCHER (1591–?).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Benedikt KOCHER (1555–1618) & Christine KAUCHEL (1557–1620)

9th great-grandparents of Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958)

10th great-grandparents of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987)

 

Terry Louis Linton © 2019

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 2019

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume XIV, Issue 1, Spring © 2019, ISSN 1941-3521

 

Benedikt KOCHER (1555–1618) & Christine KAUCHEL (1557–1620) were the 9th great-grandparents of Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958) and the 10th great-grandparents of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987)

Benedikt KOCHER (1555–1618), our oldest ancestor in Kocher Branch of the Linton family tree. Benedikt was born in 1555 in Buerglen, Bern, Switzerland and died in 1618, age 63, a few miles away in Taufelen, Bern, Switzerland.  Two years after Benedikt was born the 1557 the Geneva New Testament Bible was printed in Geneva, Switzerland. Benedikt grew up at the beginning of the Swiss Ancien Régime (1648–1798) and Bern was the center of the Reformed Church.

Buerglen is located south east of Altdorf at the entrance of the Schächental valley in the Swish Alps. The village is at the start of the road over the pass Klausenpass, which connects Uri and Glarus. It consists of the village center of Bürglen which is located above the left bank of the Schächen river, and scattered settlements which stretch from the valley floor up the mountains to an elevation of about 5,600 feet.

Benedikt married Christine KAUCHEL (1557–1620) on January 22, 1576 in Buerglen, Bern, Switzerland. Christine was born in 1557 in Buerglen, Bern, Switzerland and died in 1620 in Taufelen, Bern, Switzerland. Täuffelen today is a lakeside municipality in the Seeland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

 

Benedikt & Christine had eight known Children:

 

Anna KOCHER (1577–?); Barbli KOCHER (1579–?); Johannes KOCHER (1580–1669); Hans KOCHER (1581–?); Benedikt KOCHER (1583–?); Peter KOCHER (1586–?); Katarina KOCHER (1591–?).

 

Direct Linage Line:

 

Benedikt KOCHER (1555-1618)

Son Johannes KOCHER (1580-1669)

Grandson Nikolaus KOCHER (1603-1669)

Great-grandson Johann Georg KOCHER (1630-1690)

2nd great-grandson Johan Michaël KOCHER (1653-1725)

3rd great-grandson Peter KOCHER (1700-1772) the German emigrant to Pennsylvania

4th great-grandson John Peter KOCHER Sr., (1742-1819)

5th great-grandson John Peter KOCHER Jr., (1767-1837)

6th great-grandson Peter KOCHER (1787-1849)

7th great-granddaughter Sarah KOCHER (1810-1870)

8th great-grandson John Edward LINTON (1838-1901)

9th great-grandson Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958)

10th great-grandson Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987)

11th great-grandsons Kenneth Edward LINTON & Terry Louis LINTON

Below map: Swiss Ancien Régime (1648–1798)

KOCHER Surname and migration

 

Terry Louis Linton © 2019

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 2019

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume XIV, Issue 1, Spring © 2019, ISSN 1941-3521

 

Surname 

According to the House of Names, the surname Kocher was first found in Bavaria, Germany the ancestral home of the Kocher family. The Kocher surname is derived from the Latin word "coquus," which denotes the "art of cookery." Kocher was originally an occupational name, for a cook. [i]

Migration of the Kocher family to the New World  

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a foremost ambition.  

Over a span of 145 years, our Kocher ancestors started out in Buerglen, Bern, Switzerland then migrated 1000’s of miles to Nortweiler, Rhein-Pfalz, Rheinish Palatinate, in Western Germany on the Rhine River. Stayed there for a while then moving on to the Nassau, Rheinish Palatinate Germany. Next to Württemberg, Germany and then to Hangwiller, Lorraine, France. Then back to Hoelzenhausen, Dillenberg, Nassau, Germany.

The 5th great-grandfather of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987), Peter KOCHER (1700-1772) “the German emigrant” was born in 1700 in Hoelzenhausen, Dillenberg, Nassau, Germany. In June of 1737 Peter boarded the “Saint Andrew” in Rotterdam via England and on September 26, 1737 docked at the Port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Peter died in 1772, 35 years later at the age of 77 in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

The first Kochers to arrive in North America, according to P. William Filby and Mary K., Meyer were: George Kocher, who arrived in Georgia in 1734; Georg Kocher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737; Laus Kocher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737; Martin Kocher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737; Peter Kocher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737  [ii]   

  

Source

 

[i]  House of Names Copyright © 2000 - 2019 Swyrich Corporation, all rights reserved. 

 

[ii]   Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index: a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Kocher coat of arms & crest copyright 2000 House of Names