Henrich Kott

Male15 October 1834–29 August 1915

Brief Life History of Henrich

When Henrich Kott was born on 15 October 1834, in Großengottern, Langensalza, Thuringia, Germany, his father, George Friedrich Kott, was 30 and his mother, Wilhelmina Henritta Elizabeth Guenther, was 32. He married Wilhelmina Elisabeth Riegel about 1856, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bremen Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Lyons, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 29 August 1915, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Henrich Kott
Wilhelmina Elisabeth Riegel
Marriage: about 1856
Anna Therese Cott
Wilhelmina (Minnie) Matilda Cott
Johann George Cott
George Leonhard Cott
Johann Franz Cott
John Carle Kott
Charles August Kott

Sources (7)

  • Henry Cott, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Kott, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Henry Kott in entry for John Kott, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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  • Marriage
    about 1856Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Cook, Illinois, United States

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 22

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Koth or Kotz .

    Polish and Czech: variant (or a Germanized form) of Kot ‘tom cat’.

    Germanized form of Sorbian Kót ‘tom cat’ (see Kot ).

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

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