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Georg Christian Karl Köchy and family emigrated to Missouri from the village of Schlewecke, located in the former Grand Duchy of Brunswick. They arrived in New Orleans in November, 1851 and cleared customs in January, 1852.  The family immediately set out for Cape Girardeau, Missouri where Georg, who was known as Christian, bought their first parcel of land.  The vessel that brought them to America was the sailing ship S.S. Ernestine. The last name was spelled  Köchig on the passenger manifest and is spelled Koechig today by most of his American descendants. 

 

Descendants of Georg Christian Karl Koechig

1-Georg Christian Karl Koechig b: 12 Dec 1812, Brunswick, Germany, d: 8 Mar 
  1887, Cape Girardeau County MO
+Johanna Marie Elisabeth Hille b: 21 Dec 1816, Schlewecke, Goslar, Hannover, 
  Prussia, d: 10 Dec 1875, Cape Girardeau County MO
|--2-Marie Elisabeth Christiane Koechig b: 7 Feb 1841, Near Brunswick, Germany
|  +Heinrich Kempe b: 9 Feb 1830, d: 8 Sep 1863, Black River, AR
|  |--3-Frederick Kempe b: 27 Jul 1861, (Hanover Lutheran Church)
|  |--3-Henry Kempe b: 5 Aug 1863
|  +George L Hunze 
|  |--3-Bertha Hunze 
|--2-Johann Heinrich Christian Gottlieb Koechig b: 17 Apr 1842, Near Brunswick, 
|    Germany
|--2-Christine Wilhelmina Koechig b: 29 Apr 1844, Near Brunswick, Germany, d: 
|    29 Mar 1868
|  +Johannas Graden 
|--2-Johanna Sophie Wilhelmine Koechig b: 19 Apr 1846, Near Brunswick, Germany, 
|    d: 1920, (Tilsit Cemetery)
|  +William Illers b: Nov 1839, Germany, d: 1914, (Tilsit Cemetery)
|  |--3-Mathilda Illers b: Abt 1869
|  |--3-Conrad Illers b: Abt 1870
|  |--3-Mina Illers b: Abt 1872
|  |--3-Henry Illers b: 1875, d: 1961, (Tilsit Cemetery)
|--2-Karl Heinrich Koechig b: May 1850, Schlewecke, d: 27 May 1915, Cape 
|    Girardeau County MO
|  +Mina Rehkop b: May 1851, Missouri
|  |--3-Lina Lise Ida Koechig b: 27 Mar 1877, (Salem Evangelical Church), d: 3 
|  |    Mar 1879, (Salem Umbeck Cemetery)
|  |--3-Rose Koechig b: 27 Sep 1881, d: 20 Mar 1964, (Dexter Cemetery, Dexter, 
|  |    Stoddard CO, MO)
|  |--3-Sophia Koechig b: Abt 1883, d: 4 Mar 1932
|  |--3-Otto Koechig b: 8 Dec 1883, Cape Girardeau County MO, d: 2 Sep 1930, 
|  |    Bloomfield, MO
|  |--3-Wilhelmina Maria Koechig b: 11 Apr 1886, Cape Girardeau , MO, d: 10 Nov 
|  |    1959, Dutchtown, MO
|  |--3-Louis Koechig b: 7 Aug 1894, d: Jun 1968, Illinois
|--2-Henry Koechig b: 13 Jan 1853, Missouri, d: 8 Feb 1929, Cape Girardeau 
|    County MO
|  +Sophia Minnie Brunke b: 9 May 1857, d: 3 Sep 1920, Cape Girardeau , MO
|  |--3-Mary Koechig b: 15 Oct 1882, d: 11 Mar 1954, (Fairmont Cemetery Cape 
|  |    Girardeau)
|  |--3-Herman Koechig b: 1 Oct 1883, d: Dec 1968, St. Louis City, MO
|  |--3-Emma Koechig b: 1 Oct 1886, d: 1912
|  |--3-Linda Koechig b: 4 Sep 1888
|  |--3-Frieda Koechig b: 2 Nov 1889, d: 12 Feb 1898
|  |--3-Anna Koechig b: 21 Nov 1891
|  |--3-Henry Fred Koechig b: 10 Feb 1894, d: 30 Dec 1966, Cape Girardeau 
|  |    County MO
|  +Augusta Sivert 
|  +Katy Hahn 
|--2-Julia Koechig b: 6 Mar 1857, Cape Girardeau , MO, d: 1898, (Fairmont 
|    Cemetery Cape Girardeau)
|  +August Witzel 
|  |--3-Lena Witzel b: 18 Jun 1881, Missouri, d: 16 Aug 1942, Missouri
|  +Henry Amelunke 
|  |--3-Martin Amelunke b: 19 Aug 1884, Missouri, d: After 1941, Waco, TX
|  |--3-Herman Amelunke b: 5 Jun 1886, Missouri, d: 31 Mar 1888, Cape Girardeau 
|  |    County MO
|  |--3-Frieda Amelunke b: 22 Aug 1888, Missouri, d: 1993
|  |--3-Emil Amelunke b: 21 Sep 1890, d: , Texas
|  |--3-Emelie Amelunke b: 21 Sep 1890, Missouri, d: 26 Jan 1976, Hilltop 
|  |    Nursing Home
|--2-Conrad Koechig b: Abt 1859, Missouri
   +Eva Rehkop Meier 
   |--3-Martin Koechig b: 1883
   |--3-Willie Koechig b: 1886
   |--3-Conrad Koechig b: 1888
   |--3-Albert Koechig b: 1889
   |--3-Anna Koechig b: 1893
+Anna David 


 

 

Letter from Granny to Edna (front side)

Letter from Granny to Edna (back side)

 

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U.S.S. Daniel D.E. 335

 

Here's the source of stories such as the one where all of the depth charges were dumped in the water at one time, or the one about the sailor who was thrown into the water to teach him to swim.  Buford and his mates aboard DE 335, the 'Daniel', crossed the Atlantic fourteen times.  During this time, it was responsible for at least one Nazi submarine never surfacing again, and for numerous other ships escorted to safety.  

 

 

 

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