Johannes Antonius Koch

Brief Life History of Johannes Antonius

Johannes Antonius Koch was born on 29 June 1863, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands as the son of Johann Martin Koch and Maria Anna Sofia Kennes.

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Johann Martin Koch
Maria Anna Sofia Kennes
Franciscus Petrus Jacobus Koch
Maria Ludovica Francisca Koch
Hermanus Bernardus Hendricus Koch
Johannes Antonius Koch

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  • Johannes Antonius Koch, "Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910"
  • Johannes Antonius Koch, "Netherlands, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910"

World Events (3)

1865 · Construction of the North Sea Canal

After the Noordhollandsch Kanaal proved inadequate after several decades, it was decided that a new canal was necessary. Digging began at Breesaap on March 8, 1865. Working conditions were considered horrible: manual labor workers lived in manmade huts and were exposed to diseases, alcohol abuse, and fighting. King William III of the Netherlands officially opened the North Sea Canal on November 1, 1876 The canal is 15 miles long (25 km) and connects to the North Sea by Ijmuiden (a port city in North Holland). It is now considered a vital part of the Western Netherlands' groundwater management system.

1870 · Amstel Brewery

Amstel Brewery was founded on June 11, 1870, in Amsterdam. It is named after the Amstel River which served for refrigeration. They use ice from canals to help keep their brews cold.


The Dutch began colonization efforts in Aceh province (Indonesia), which led to a decades-long war.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Hans, Otto, Erwin, Klaus, Helmut, Fritz, Heinz, Gerhard, Wolfgang, Ernst, Florian.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German koch, German Koch ‘cook’. The name in this sense is also established in some other European countries, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Denmark.

Czech and Slovak: from Koch, a pet form of Kochan or of any other personal name beginning with Ko-.

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

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