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Ferdinand Kiech
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1827
Hessen, Germany
Death: Aug. 15, 1915
Craighead County
Arkansas, USA

Küch Family

Ferdinand KÜCH (later KIECH) married Rosina Katherine SCHABER. Ferdinand was the first to immigrate to America. It has been said that he came to avoid conscription into the German army: "Legend has it that his father was a professor of music, and that his parents died when he and his sisters were very young. He was apprenticed to a wheelwright and has said conditions were very hard and he would many times gladly have had another piece of bread to eat."

When he came to America he took a job clearing land near Elyria, Ohio. The story says that his first earnings were spent bringing his two sisters to America. In fact, the record shows that the first to be married (at age 19) was the middle child of the three, Elisabeth Sophie KÜCH, who married Johannes ESCHTRUTH on September 4, 1842, three months after the death of her father. Anna married in 1845, at age 24, and the youngest of the three, Ferdinand, married May 10, 1852, in Elyria, Ohio. Ferdinand was eight years old when his mother died, and fifteen at the death of his father.

Anna Elisabeth KÜCH (or KEICH) was born March 18, 1821, in Holzhausen, Germany, the daughter of schoolteacher Balthasar KÜCH and Sophie BIEHL. On March 24, 1845, she married Johann Ernst REINHART, in Holzhausen. She died on April 8, 1879, in Summerfield, Monroe County, Michigan.

Balthasar KÜCH was the son of Johann Christian KÜCH and Anna Gertrud REIDT. He was born December 27, 1778, in Nentershausen, Germany. On August 17, 1817, he married Marie Sophia BIEHL, daughter of Heinrich BIEHL and Barbara Elisabeth JÜNG. He died June 11, 1842, in Holzhausen.

* Information from article: "Kiech Family and Nettleton", by Dr. Veon C. Kiech, a grandson of Ferdinand; published in the Craighead County Historical Society Quarterly, Summer 1970. Used with permission.
Family links: 
  Rosamond Schaber Kiech (1831 - 1899)*
  John Kiech (1854 - 1891)*
  Henry Kiech (1859 - 1936)*
  Charles W. Kiech (1865 - 1929)*
  Rosy Kiech Koster (1870 - 1926)*
  Mary R Kiech (1880 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
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Elliston Cemetery
Ottawa County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Aug 12, 2008
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