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Johann Kochendorfer
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Birth: 1823, Germany
Death: Aug. 18, 1862
Renville County
Minnesota, USA

In August, 1862, Johann and Catherine Kochendorfer and their five children lived on a farm in Flora Township, Renville County, Minnesota. The Dakota Indians, who lived on a nearby reservation, were frustrated with their situation for a variety of reasons. Consequently, on August 18, 1862, they lashed out at the whites in the area, killing hundreds. Included in their victims were Johann, Catherine, and three-year-old Sarah Kochendorfer. Four Kochendorfer children were able to make their escape, reaching safety at Fort Ridgely. The three victims were buried where they fell, but over the years, their graves were lost track of. They were rediscovered in 1891, and the remains were reburied in St. Paul's Oakland Cemetery. The inscription on their gravestone reads "Kochendorfer, Johan 38 Yrs, Catherine 36 Yrs, Sarah 3 Yrs. Victims of Redwood Falls Massacre, Aug. 1862."

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catherine Lechler Kochendorfer (1826 - 1862)*
 
 Children:
  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:
Oakland Cemetery
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Curtis Dahlin
Record added: Mar 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34633762
Johann Kochendorfer
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Johann Kochendorfer
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Rest In Peace...
- James Seidelman
 Added: Dec. 20, 2009

- Muriel Butler
 Added: Dec. 20, 2009
 
 
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