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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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KOCH, ADAM, stone-cutter; residence 718 Monroe street. He was born in Lautenbach, am Main, Regierungs-bezirk Anschaffenburg, Bairen, Europe, Dec. 13, 1822; came to the United States, landing in New York City in 1853; from thence going to St. Louis, Mo., remaining sixteen months; then came to Quincy, working at his trade. He married Miss Agnes Schneider, at St. Louis, Mo., in Oct. 1853. She was born in Lohr, am Main, May 1, 1819, and came to America Sept. 18, 1853. No children. He was in the 14th Regt. of Inf. under the King of Bairen, from 1822 till 1828; then enlisted in the 5th Regt. of Inf. for one year; took part in the revolution of 1848, and was ordered to Schleswig Holstein, but the revolution had terminated before his regiment arrived. Also served in the Leib Regiment from 1829 to 1830. Religion, Roman Catholic. Is a member of the General Benevolent Association of Quincy, the St. Aloysius Orphan Association, and St. Josephs’ Building Association.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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