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Johannes "John" Emch, I
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Birth: Feb. 21, 1814
Solothurn, Switzerland
Death: Jan. 21, 1878
Fairfield County
Ohio, USA

Johannes "John" Emch was the second son of Durs Emch (1785-1858) and his wife, Barbara (née Isch) Emch (1789-1855) and was born on 21 February 1814, at the foot of Bucheggberg Mountain in the village of Amti Bucheggberg in the district surrounding the town of Lüterswil in the northwestern Swiss canton of Solothurn. Johannes Emch died on 21 January 1878, in Fairfield County, Ohio. At 14 years of age, young Johannes was apprenticed to a master stone mason. Years later, after he was accepted into the stone masons' guild as a full member, he married Anna Knörr in 1841. In 1857, Johannes followed the earlier example of his in-laws and immigrated to America. Johannes, his family, and that of his brother-in-law, Jacob Knörr, made their way to the Belgian port of Antwerp and bought passage onboard the SS Charles Cooper and arrived in New York City on 3 June 1857. They made their way west via the steamboat up the Hudson to Albany and then along the Erie Cannel by horse drawn river barge to Buffalo, New York. At Buffalo they boarded a steamboat and made their way to Cleveland, Ohio where they joined family members already settled in the area. By 1860, he settled in Basil, Ohio where he was a day laborer. After coming to America he anglicized his first name to "John."

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anna Knorr Emch (1820 - 1861)
 
 Children:
  Ursus Emch (1841 - 1914)*
  Johannes Wemle Emch (1843 - 1916)*
  Benjamin Emch (1847 - 1911)*
  Maria Emch (1849 - 1900)*
  Niclaus Carlton Emch (1852 - 1930)*
  Anna Emch Grube (1855 - 1942)*
  Rosa Emch Snyder (1857 - 1930)*
  Alice Emch Slaybaugh (1860 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
aged 63y.11m.
 
Burial:
Old Basil Cemetery
Baltimore
Fairfield County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Gerald von Kamrath
Originally Created by: Natalie Herdman
Record added: Nov 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80664250
Johannes John Emch, I
Added by: Gerald von Kamrath
 
Johannes John Emch, I
Added by: Natalie Herdman
 
Johannes John Emch, I
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 Added: Jul. 21, 2012
 
 
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