Provided by Joel Honeycutt and Pat Althaus
Blanco County Historical Commission, 101 Pitchfork, Johnson City, TX 78636.
Transcribed by: June Baird (1985)
Prepared for the TXGenWeb Blanco County Web Site by Wanda Qualls
Location: On the Lanehartz Ranch - South 281 out of Blanco, past Little Blanco Inn and 3rd Left turn about 3 miles.
After Turn go 1.4 miles, take left fork in road to first old house (old Koch home) House is on Holt Ranch.
It is about 300 yards north of house and is fenced and has headstones. There are 6 graves.
Last Name First Name Birth Death
Koch Carl Dec 29 1834 Nov 22 1910
Born in Saxony or Barvaria. Parents born in Barvaria.
Father was Gottlieb Koch
Siblings: Hermann; Pauline Koch Jonas and 3 others - names unknown.
Married: Karoline (maiden name unknown)
Children: Anna; Carl; Emma; Fritz; Adolph; Emil; Rudolph
Koch Karoline Apr 09 1835 Feb 01 1915
Married: Carl Koch
Born in Brunswick
Headstone inscription: "In Londe woes Kein Schinden gibt Verent Goo die sich hier gebiebt"
Koch Adolphine Dec 29 1872 Jun 09 1899
Note: May be daughter of Carl and Karoline
Koch Gottlieb abt 1802 May 04 1884/1887
Unknown parents and wife.
Children: Carl; Hermann; Pauline and 3 others names unknow
Landed at Indianola, Texas in 1854, He came to Texas with 6 children,
his wife probably died on the way north or after they got to Seguin.
They may have stayed in the Seguin area for a while.
Koch Rudolph A. May 23 1879 Feb 22 1899
Notes: Parents were Carl and Karoline Koch
Note from Janice Stensrude <email@example.com> sent this information:
I have found evidence that the grave listed as Adolph A Koch should have been listed as Rudolph Koch. In the 1880 census, the household of Carl and Caroline Koch shows the following children: Anna, Carl, Emma, Frederick, Adolph, Emil, Rudolph. Adolph is 7 (DOB 1873); Rudolph is 1 (DOB 1879). There is a transcription of this on page 538 (Koch, Carl) in Moursund's "Blanco County History." In addition, I found Rudolph Koch with the dates 1879-1899 on a list of German Texans at
Koch Emil W. Jan 12 1876 May 08 1901
Notes: Parents were Carl and Karoline Koch.