Bertha Koch

Female1865–4 April 1942

Brief Life History of Bertha

When Bertha Koch was born in 1865, in Illinois, United States, her father, David Koch, was 52 and her mother, Elenora Lech, was 29. She married Frederick Reickert on 28 May 1885, in Cass, Illinois, United States. She lived in Beardstown Township, Cass, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Cass, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 4 April 1942, in Bluff Springs, Cass, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Beardstown, Cass, Illinois, United States.

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Frederick Reickert
Bertha Koch
Marriage: 28 May 1885

Sources (5)

  • Bertha Reichert in household of Fred Reichert, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha Benedicta Koch Reickert, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Bertha B. Cook or Koch in entry for John Frederick Reichert, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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  • Marriage
    28 May 1885Cass, Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.


    Age 6

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.


    Age 21

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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