John Hoffmann, 18341925 (aged 91 years)

Koch, John (1834-1925)
Name
John /Hoffmann/
Given names
John
Surname
Hoffmann
Name
Joachim Johan /Hoffmann/
Given names
Joachim Johan
Surname
Hoffmann
Name
John /Koch/
Given names
John
Surname
Koch
Birth
between 1834 and 1836 27
Immigration
Text:

Passengers named Koch were assisted immigrants who arrived in NSW aboard the ship Parland in Jul 1849:

Koch, Andreas, 28, vine dresser, Evangelist, could read and write, no relatives in the colony,
Koch, Louisa 35, wife, could read and write, no relatives in the colony, Koch's children, not married before
Koch, Louisa, 7, daughter
Koch, Christian, infant, son

Koch, Johan George, 49, vine dresser, could read and write, no relatives in the colony
Koch, Elizabeth, 49, wife, could not read or write, no relatives in the colony
Koch, George, 13, son
Koch, Johan Frederick, 10, son

Koch, George Bernard, 32, vine dresser, could read and write, no relatives in the colony, married on board
Koch, Elizabetha, 39, wife, could read and write, no relatives in the colony
Koch, Joachim John, 15, vine dresser, son
Koch, Joseph 3, son
Koch, Louisa, infant, daughter

Koch, George Adam, 31 vine dresser, could read and write, no relatives in the colony, married on board, eldest children arehis step children - was a soldier and not able to marry in consequence
Koch, Maria Christina, 39, wife, could read and write, no relatives in the colony
Koch, Catharina Margaretta, 14, house servant, daughter
Koch, Maria Elizabeth, 7, daughter
Koch, Johan Christian, infant, son

Text:

The Koch family arrived in the colony in 1849 aboard the ship 'Parland'. The Parland was the second ship with German workers to arrive in the colony in 1849.
George went to work for Alexander Walker Scott at Ash Island near Hexham Newcastle. He was employed as a vinedresser. They would have stayed their allotted 2 years to fulfil their contract.

Property
Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
October 19, 1861 (aged 27 years)
Note: John had purchased on 19 Oct 1861 land in Tenterfield being allotment no. 6 of section 57, for which he paid 5 pounds. He then purchased a further 2 blocks - nos. 7 and 8. These blocks were situated in Bulwer Street between Miles and Manners Streets. This land was among his properties when he died in 1925.
Marriage
Address: Christ Church of England
Note: Witnesses were Louisa Cook and Joseph Nichel, who signed with his X mark, as did Mary Mara.
Occupation
Text:

In 1867 John Koch was listed as a Carrier in the Tenterfield Post Office directory.

Death
Note: Obituary from 'Tenterfield Star':

Obituary from 'Tenterfield Star':
'THE LATE MR. JOHN KOCH.
The late Mr. John Koch, sen., of Steinbrook, whose death we chronicled in our last issue, was a grand old pioneer of this State. He was born in Germany on February 19th 1836, and at the age of 12 years, with his parents, he came to Australia. He arrived in Sydney in 1848 and thence went to the Hunter River district, where he secured employment in an orange orchard at Ash Island. After some years he came to the North West Slopes and Plains district, and spent a fairly lengthy period working at the Deepwater Station. Then he came to Tenterfield, and purchased the block of land now occupied by Mrs. Harvey, where he started agricultural pursuits on his own account. He also worked at different jobs, including shearing. Those were the days of the blade shearers, and Mr Koch has the record of shearing 11,000 sheep in one season, averaging 111 per day for every day worked. When he had enough money he purchased a bullock team and began carrying goods to and fom Tenterfield and Lawrence, and Tenterfield and Vegetable Creek. Some years later he purchased allotments of land in Tenterfield, including one block now the site of Armstrong's sawmill, upon which he built a residence.

Deceased married on January 6th, 1862, Mary Morrell, who was head waitress at the Royal Hotel, Tenterfield, which, at the time, was conducted by the late Mr. Baker many of whose offspring are still residents of this district. The issue of the marriage was four children, viz., Rose Jay (deceased), Joseph (Black Swamp), John (Swamp Oak), and George B. (Steinbrook).

He continued as teamster for many years, and helped to draw the stone used in the building of St. Mary's Church. He only relinquished the whip when his son Joseph was able to take it.

Some eigth years after his marriage he took up a selection on Barney Downs, and started to clear it. He named the part of the district in which he then resided Steinbook, and that name has remained to the present day. There he resided from 1873 until the time of his death.

Deceased took a keen interest in politics, and was a very strong supporter of protectionist Governments. He was very well known and highly respected throughout the district, and has left an indelible mark on the history of this part of the State.

One sister, Mrs. S. Morgan (Sydney) survives, and there are 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, who join with his three surviving sons to mourn his demise.

Note: When John died he had 13 blocks of land at Barney Downs consisting of about 530 acres plus three blocks of land in the township of Tenterfield.
Burial
Cemetery: Church of England Cemetery
Text:

In Loving Memory of
JOHN KOCH
DIED 14TH FEB 1925 - AGED 90 YEARS
AT REST

Family with parents
father
mother
18091883
Birth: about 1809Germany
Death: January 11, 1883Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout 1833
4 years
himself
Koch, John (1834-1925)
18341925
Birth: between 1834 and 1836 27
Death: February 14, 1925Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with Philip Nichel
stepfather
mother
18091883
Birth: about 1809Germany
Death: January 11, 1883Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout 1843
17 months
half-brother
18441924
Birth: May 23, 1844 35 Hausen, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Death: August 23, 1924Leeches Gully, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with
stepfather
mother
18091883
Birth: about 1809Germany
Death: January 11, 1883Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout 1847
9 months
half-sister
18471928
Birth: September 15, 1847 38 Hausen, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Death: January 17, 1928Manly, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with George Bernard Koch
stepfather
Koch, George Bernard (1817-1877)
18131877
Birth: May 14, 1813Burkhardtroda, Freistaat Thüringen, Germany
Death: January 29, 1877
mother
18091883
Birth: about 1809Germany
Death: January 11, 1883Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageJanuary 7, 1850Hexham, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Mary Morrow
himself
Koch, John (1834-1925)
18341925
Birth: between 1834 and 1836 27
Death: February 14, 1925Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Morrow, Mary (1828-1909)
18281909
Birth: about 1828County Cavan, Ireland
Death: July 25, 1909Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageJanuary 6, 1862Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
daughter
18621907
Birth: October 29, 1862 28 34 Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 26, 1907Croydon, Tropical North, Queensland, Australia
19 months
son
Koch, Joseph (1864-1944)
18641944
Birth: May 27, 1864 30 36 Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 14, 1944Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18661934
Birth: August 27, 1866 32 38 Barney Downs, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 24, 1934Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Koch, George Bernard (1869-1945)
18691945
Birth: August 15, 1869 35 41 Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 25, 1945Tenterfield, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Birth
Text:

Born Feb 19, 1836 according to obituary.

Immigration
Text:

Passengers named Koch were assisted immigrants who arrived in NSW aboard the ship Parland in Jul 1849:

Koch, Andreas, 28, vine dresser, Evangelist, could read and write, no relatives in the colony,
Koch, Louisa 35, wife, could read and write, no relatives in the colony, Koch's children, not married before
Koch, Louisa, 7, daughter
Koch, Christian, infant, son

Koch, Johan George, 49, vine dresser, could read and write, no relatives in the colony
Koch, Elizabeth, 49, wife, could not read or write, no relatives in the colony
Koch, George, 13, son
Koch, Johan Frederick, 10, son

Koch, George Bernard, 32, vine dresser, could read and write, no relatives in the colony, married on board
Koch, Elizabetha, 39, wife, could read and write, no relatives in the colony
Koch, Joachim John, 15, vine dresser, son
Koch, Joseph 3, son
Koch, Louisa, infant, daughter

Koch, George Adam, 31 vine dresser, could read and write, no relatives in the colony, married on board, eldest children arehis step children - was a soldier and not able to marry in consequence
Koch, Maria Christina, 39, wife, could read and write, no relatives in the colony
Koch, Catharina Margaretta, 14, house servant, daughter
Koch, Maria Elizabeth, 7, daughter
Koch, Johan Christian, infant, son

Text:

The Koch family arrived in the colony in 1849 aboard the ship 'Parland'. The Parland was the second ship with German workers to arrive in the colony in 1849.
George went to work for Alexander Walker Scott at Ash Island near Hexham Newcastle. He was employed as a vinedresser. They would have stayed their allotted 2 years to fulfil their contract.

Property
Marriage
Occupation
Text:

In 1867 John Koch was listed as a Carrier in the Tenterfield Post Office directory.

Death
Burial
Text:

In Loving Memory of
JOHN KOCH
DIED 14TH FEB 1925 - AGED 90 YEARS
AT REST

Property

John had purchased on 19 Oct 1861 land in Tenterfield being allotment no. 6 of section 57, for which he paid 5 pounds. He then purchased a further 2 blocks - nos. 7 and 8. These blocks were situated in Bulwer Street between Miles and Manners Streets. This land was among his properties when he died in 1925.

Marriage

Witnesses were Louisa Cook and Joseph Nichel, who signed with his X mark, as did Mary Mara.

Death

Obituary from 'Tenterfield Star':
'THE LATE MR. JOHN KOCH.
The late Mr. John Koch, sen., of Steinbrook, whose death we chronicled in our last issue, was a grand old pioneer of this State. He was born in Germany on February 19th 1836, and at the age of 12 years, with his parents, he came to Australia. He arrived in Sydney in 1848 and thence went to the Hunter River district, where he secured employment in an orange orchard at Ash Island. After some years he came to the North West Slopes and Plains district, and spent a fairly lengthy period working at the Deepwater Station. Then he came to Tenterfield, and purchased the block of land now occupied by Mrs. Harvey, where he started agricultural pursuits on his own account. He also worked at different jobs, including shearing. Those were the days of the blade shearers, and Mr Koch has the record of shearing 11,000 sheep in one season, averaging 111 per day for every day worked. When he had enough money he purchased a bullock team and began carrying goods to and fom Tenterfield and Lawrence, and Tenterfield and Vegetable Creek. Some years later he purchased allotments of land in Tenterfield, including one block now the site of Armstrong's sawmill, upon which he built a residence.

Deceased married on January 6th, 1862, Mary Morrell, who was head waitress at the Royal Hotel, Tenterfield, which, at the time, was conducted by the late Mr. Baker many of whose offspring are still residents of this district. The issue of the marriage was four children, viz., Rose Jay (deceased), Joseph (Black Swamp), John (Swamp Oak), and George B. (Steinbrook).

He continued as teamster for many years, and helped to draw the stone used in the building of St. Mary's Church. He only relinquished the whip when his son Joseph was able to take it.

Some eigth years after his marriage he took up a selection on Barney Downs, and started to clear it. He named the part of the district in which he then resided Steinbook, and that name has remained to the present day. There he resided from 1873 until the time of his death.

Deceased took a keen interest in politics, and was a very strong supporter of protectionist Governments. He was very well known and highly respected throughout the district, and has left an indelible mark on the history of this part of the State.

One sister, Mrs. S. Morgan (Sydney) survives, and there are 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, who join with his three surviving sons to mourn his demise.

When John died he had 13 blocks of land at Barney Downs consisting of about 530 acres plus three blocks of land in the township of Tenterfield.