Koch Family Papers, 1831-1912  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Koch Family
Title
Koch Family Papers
Dates
1831-1912
Quantity
2 reels microfilm
Collection Number
Collection 0652, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Koch Family Papers center on Peter Koch; other figures include Christian D. Koch, Sine Biering, Laurentza Koch, and Annette Koch. The material describes frontier conditions there between 1869 and 1874.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

For citation purposes, researchers are advised to credit Louisiana State University as the owners of the original documents.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Christian D. Koch was a Danish merchant mariner who later settled on the Bogue Homa near Pearlington, Mississippi. He married Annette Netto in 1841, with whom he had twelve children. He farmed and sailed a schooner carrying produce and lumber to New Orleans, Louisiana. Peter Koch, a nephew of Christian D. Koch, emigrated from Denmark in 1865. He stayed with his uncle's family in Mississippi before moving to Montana in 1869. He married Laurentza Koch, the third child of Christian and Annette Koch, in 1874. They settled in Bozeman, Montana, where he became a successful businessman, banker, attorney, and one of the founders of Montana State University. Other children of Christian and Annette Koch also immigrated to Montana. John B. Koch went in 1880 and became partners in a steam planning mill with Peter Koch in 1883. Thomasine "Sine" Koch married Richard Biering and they settled on a farm near Bozeman.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The materials selected by Burlingame for filming centered heavily on Peter Koch, although the diary of Christian D. Koch, with entries from 1831 to 1836 was also included. In addition to Peter Koch's diaries, correspondence includes his letters from Montana to Laurentza in Mississippi, describing frontier conditions there between 1869 and 1874; letters from Peter and Laurentza Koch in Montana to the family in Mississippi; letters from Sine Biering and Laurentza Koch in Montana to their sister Annette in Mississippi.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Danes -- Mississippi
  • Danes -- Montana
  • Danish Americans -- Mississippi
  • Danish Americans -- Montana
  • Farm life -- Mississippi
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Montana
  • Immigrants -- Mississippi
  • Immigrants -- Montana
  • Schooners -- Mississippi
  • Personal Names :
  • Biering, Thomasine Koch -- Correspondence
  • Koch, Annette Netto -- Correspondence
  • Koch, Christian, 1811-1894 -- Diaries
  • Koch, Laurentza -- Correspondence
  • Family Names :
  • Koch family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bozeman (Mont.) -- History
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Koch, Peter, 1844-1917