Benjamin Ochs

10 January 1898–4 November 1971 (Age 73)
rural Hoisington, Kansas

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Ochs was born on 10 January 1898, his father, Johann Peter "J. P." Ochs, was 25 and his mother, Katharina Elizabeth "Katie" Schneider, was 23. He had at least 2 sons with Elizabeth Karst. He lived in Union Township, Barton, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Wheatland Township, Barton, Kansas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 4 November 1971, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hoisington, Barton, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Ochs
Elizabeth Karst
Lester Melvin OCHS
Hubert Ochs

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    Sarah Ochs



    Siegmund Ochs



    Emanuel Ochs


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 2

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 20

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Ochs ‘ox’, Middle High German ohse; probably a nickname for a strong or lumbering individual, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who tended or drove oxen, or for a cattle dealer. In some cases the surname was a habitational name derived from an inn sign. As a Jewish name it is often ornamental.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamine Ochs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Benjiman Ochs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Benjamin Oaks in household of Peter Oaks, "United States Census, 1900"

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