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Margaret K. "Maggie" Kochendorfer Erchinger
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1857
Cazenovia
Woodford County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1937
Tacoma
Pierce County
Washington, USA

Margaret (Maggie) was born in Illinois, and was the fifth child of Johann and Catherine Kochendorder. The family moved to St. Paul, MN in 1857, and then to Renville County, MN in April of 1862, where they lived on a claim in the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of section 33, in Flora Township. The area was known as the Middle Creek settlement. On August 18, 1862, the first day of the Dakota uprising, Indians attacked the settlement, killing several in the community. Maggie's father, Johann, was shot and killed near the farmhouse. The Indians then entered the house to kill her mother, Catherine, and her younger sister, Sarah. Maggie, her brother John, and her other sisters, Rose and Kate, hid in some bushes behind the house and escaped to Fort Ridgely with the help of some neighbors. Following the uprising, the surviving Kochendorfer children went to St. Paul to live with friends of the family. Maggie and her brother, John, lived with Gottfried and Marie Schmidt until they were both married. Maggie married John Erchinger of St. Paul in 1882, and they eventually had five children: Raymond, Cora, Olive, Serena, and Dewey. In 1898, they moved from St. Paul to Tacoma, WA, where they spent the rest of their lives. Maggie died in 1937 and John died in 1933. 
 
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 Parents:
  Johann Kochendorfer (1823 - 1862)
  Catherine Lechler Kochendorfer (1826 - 1862)
 
 Spouse:
  John Martin Erchinger (1856 - 1933)*
 
 Children:
  Serena Erchinger Webb (1892 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Kochendorfer (1851 - 1933)*
  Rosena Kochendorfer Keller (1854 - 1934)*
  Catherina Kochendorfer Stapf (1855 - 1896)*
  Margaret K. Kochendorfer Erchinger (1857 - 1937)
  Sarah Kochendorfer (1859 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Tacoma Cemetery
Tacoma
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Plot: Lot 16, Block C, Section 7, Space 4E
 
Created by: Bill Cox
Record added: Feb 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84533410
Margaret K. Maggie <i>Kochendorfer</i> Erchinger
Added by: Chad Eugene Schneider
 
Margaret K. Maggie <i>Kochendorfer</i> Erchinger
Added by: Chad Eugene Schneider
 
 
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