Birth: Aug. 25, 1895 Dubuque Dubuque County Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1962 Dixon Lee County Illinois, USA
Her parents were Emil A. Koch and Dorothea (Dora) Loringett. Wife of Leopold “Leo” Frank Palen from Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota. Married: 8 January 1916 in St. Raphael’s Cathedral, Dubuque, Iowa. They both were Catholic.
They resided at 815 Galena Ave, Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. Besse was a Homemaker. Mother of Virginia Palen (Long), Father “Bob” Robert Leon Palen, and William “Billy” Edward Palen.
Name Bessie Koch
Event Type Census
Event Date 1910
Event Place Dubuque Ward 5, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Marital Status Single
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1896
Father’s Birthplace Germany
Mother’s Birthplace Switzerland
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 1
Nora Koch Head F 54 Switzerland
Clara M Koch Daughter F 19 Iowa
Bessie Koch Daughter F 14 Iowa
William Koch Son M 11 Iowa
Citing this Record
“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML1R-7KP : accessed 2 March 2017), Bessie Koch in household of Nora Koch, Dubuque Ward 5, Dubuque, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 136, sheet 1A, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 402; FHL microfilm 1,374,415.
Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery Dubuque Dubuque County Iowa, USA
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS Record added: May 09, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 26714820
Name: Emil August Koch event: Immigration event date: 14 Sep 1872 event place: New York, New York, New York, United States gender: Male age: 16 country of origin or birth: Germany occupation: Farmer ship: Deutschland estimated birth year: 1856 departure port: Bremen literacy: Unknown last residence: destination: United States transit or travel compartment: manifest identification number: 00032578 nara publication title: Germans to America Passenger Data file, 1850-1897 arc identifier: 1746067 Citing this Record“United States, Germans to America Index, 1850-1897,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDQ8-8FW : accessed 24 Dec 2012), Emil-A. Koch, 1872.
“Emil was born on August 11, 1856 in Mullheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He came to the U.S. on 14 September 1872 from Germany.
Name L F Palen
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 08 Jan 1916
Event Place Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Birth Year (Estimated) 1891
Father’s Name Frank J Palen
Mother’s Name Emma Klassen
Spouse’s Name Bess Koch
Spouse’s Gender Female
Spouse’s Age 21
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated) 1895
Spouse’s Father’s Name A A Koch
Spouse’s Mother’s Name Dora
Citing this Record
“Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XJ7H-P37 : 8 March 2016), L F Palen and Bess Koch, 1916.
He married Dorothea “Dora” Loringette on November 28, 1877 in Dubuque, Iowa. He died on April 20, 1906, in Dubuque, Iowa.
Emil and Dora had eight children: Dorothea (Dora), Amelia (Millie), Anna (Annie), Edward Emil, Mathilda (Tillie), Clara, Besse Leone, and William (Bill) Koch.
An orphan at age 2, Emil became a barrel maker for Dubuque Malting Company. His wife’s mother was a midwife and a nurse.
Emil’s wife, Dora, was born on June 25, 1856 in Grusch, Graubunden, Switzerland. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1872. Dora died on October 17, 1937, in Dubuque, Iowa.
The Koch family ancestors lived in Nagold, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany and Müllheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, (formerly Holland, now Germany).
The Loringette family ancestors lived in Schied and Grusch, Graubunden, Switzerland. Emil’s parents were Christian Gottlieb Koch (born July 11, 1823 in Nagold, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany and died on June 21, 1857 in Müllheim, (Duchy of Baden, now Baden-Wuerttemberg),Germany, and Anna Maria Fricker (born July 6, 1816 in Mullheim and died on June 6, 1858).
Christian’s parents were Johann George Koch (born July 14, 1782 in Nagold, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 28, 1853) and Anna Maria Noll (Roll on some of the documents; she was born on September 8, 1780 in Oberjettingen, Germany; married on January 31, 1809; and died on January 17, 1840.)
Johann’s parents were Peter Koch (a linen weaver in Nagold, Wuerttemberg, Germany) and Rosina Mullerin. Anna’s parents were Johann Conrad Noll and Anna Maria Grafin.” source: Mark Richard Long, December 30, 2011
Dorothea Loringette Koch (1856 – 1937)
Müllheim is bordered by Auggen (to the south), Vögisheim to the southeast, and Hügelheim to the north. The main artery is the B3 which runs a north-south route along Müllheim’s western side. It lies between Freiburg in the north and Basel, Switzerland to the south on this route. source: Wikipedia