Herbert F. Kocher

27 October 1897–25 April 1969 (Age 71)
Barton, Washington, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Herbert F.

When Herbert F. Kocher was born on 27 October 1897, in Barton, Washington, Wisconsin, United States, his father, John John Kocher, was 27 and his mother, Theresa Koch, was 31. He married Olga L Kocher from about 1920 to 1921. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Washington, Wisconsin, United States in 1897 and Barton, Washington, Wisconsin Territory, United States for about 20 years. He died on 25 April 1969, in West Bend, Washington, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Kewaskum, Washington, Wisconsin, United States.

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Herbert F. Kocher
Olga L Kocher
Marriage: from about 1920 to 1921
Marlin J. Kocher
Howard Kocher

Spouse and Children


    Olga L Kocher


from about 1920 to 1921


    Marlin J. Kocher


    Howard Kocher


Parents and Siblings


    Theresa Koch




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 10

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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Sources (3)

  • Herbert Kocher in household of John Kocher, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Herbert Kocher in household of John Kocher, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herbert Kocher in household of John Kocher, "United States Census, 1940"

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