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Anthony J. Koch, one of the managers of the Continental Clothing Store, a large business interest of Appleton, was born at Watertown, Wisconsin, June 8, 1861, and is a son of Bernhard and Josephine (Isphording) Koch, natives of Germany, who came to the United States in 1850 and settled at Watertown, where both died. Anthony J. Koch was the second of his parents' three children and his education was secured in the public and parochial schools. After graduating from the latter he learned the saddlery business with his father, who was engaged in that line all his life, and after the latter's death, in 1880, went to Chicago and followed the same occupation until 1884. He then went to Boyd, Chippewa County, Wisconsin, where he secured employment in a gents' furnishing store, and in 1896 came to Appleton, where he formed a partnership . . . .
History of Outagamie County, Wisconsin. Thomas Henry Ryan
No 1: Watertown City Directory, 1866-67:
Bernard Koch, harness maker, S. Eiffler, res w s 2nd n Country Line
S. Eiffler, Harness maker, e s 2nd bet Main and E Washington (now Market St)