Harvey L. Kocher

22 August 1871–27 November 1946 (Age 75)
New Smithville, Weisenberg Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Harvey L.

When Harvey L. Kocher was born on 22 August 1871, in New Smithville, Weisenberg Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Dr. John F. Kocher M.D., was 29 and his mother, Ellen Margaret Guth, was 23. He married Clara E. Eberhard on 24 October 1895, in Catasauqua, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Whitehall Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He died on 27 November 1946, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Harvey L. Kocher
Clara E. Eberhard
Marriage: 24 October 1895

Spouse and Children


    Clara E. Eberhard


24 October 1895
Catasauqua, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Dr. John F. Kocher M.D.





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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 6

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 German (Köcher): from Middle High German kochaere ‘vessel’, ‘container (for transporting fish)’, ‘quiver’, hence a metonymic occupational name maker of these.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cook, from an agent derivative of German kochen ‘to cook’. Compare Koch .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish kacher ‘drake’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Harvey L Kocher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harvey L Kocher, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harvey L Kocher, "United States Census, 1910"

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