OCHS, Nickolaus

Male 1838 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name OCHS, Nickolaus 
    Born 1838  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 

    • BIOGRAPHY: In 1854 at age 16, he sailed from the port of Neiderwilder for America. On the way 32 days, in a storm the ship grounded on an island off the New Jersey coast, so that passengers had to be taken off and sent to harbor in smaller boats. He spent one night in New York before going to Philadelphia with seven coppers in his pocket. He worked in a coal yard for nine days, earned $13.50 and then went to Trenton, New Jersey where he worked for two years as an apprentice in a cabinet shop. Then, with a Mr. and Mrs. Jaggerman, he came to Madison County, Illinois. For five months he worked on a farm for a Mr. Wetzel, then went to Pana, Christian Co., Illinois where he worked for two years as a carpenter. Then he returned to Madison County to work at his trade as a carpenter.

      In 1859 he married Miss Ida Rueggor, who was born in Switzerland in 1838. She came to Monroe, Green Co., Wisconsin when 15 years of age.

      They had five sons and three daughters. Lena, August, Edward, Otto, John, Adolph, Emma, and Bertha. Lena, August and Edward died in childhood. Mrs. Ochs passed away October 21, 1911.

      (Taken from “Madison County, Illinois and its People”, Centennial History, 1812 to 1912.)
    Occupation was a carpenter 
    _UID A65473FE6AF3B440A36D45E5CBAD4E8541AB 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I5751  Our Ancestry
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2006 

    Family RUEGGOR, Ida,   b. 1838, Rothrist, Aargau, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1911  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1859 
    +1. OCHS, Otto,   b. 1873, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961  (Age 88 years)
     2. OCHS, Adolph
     3. OCHS, John
     4. OCHS, Emma
     5. OCHS, Bertha
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F1781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart