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 Margaret K. “Maggie” <I>Kochendorfer</I> Erchinger

Margaret K. “Maggie” Kochendorfer Erchinger

Birth
Cazenovia, Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Death 8 Aug 1937 (aged 80)
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Burial Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Plot Lot 16, Block C, Section 7, Space 4E
Memorial ID 84533410 · View Source
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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 (Dickhut) 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 the St. Paul area to Tacoma, WA, where they spent the rest of their lives. Maggie died in 1937 and John died in 1933.



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  • Created by: Bill Cox
  • Added: 5 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84533410
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret K. “Maggie” Kochendorfer Erchinger (10 Mar 1857–8 Aug 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84533410, citing Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Bill Cox (contributor 47178385) .