Hello Colleen & Kristine!My long-lost cousins!I can give you much of what you're looking for.First, John Zoch died in 1907 and his wife, Anna Nikelski died in 1921.They immigrated to Chicago with 5 of their children, but 2 remained behind in Prussia.The 5 are: Marie (who married Joseph Slove), Martha (who married Joseph Hoppe), Paul (who married Pauline Cynova & Clara Koss), Julius (who married Marguerite Rodriguez & Martha Hart), and Albert (who married Minna Fleig).Albert was my grandfather.
Marie & Joseph Slove had 5 children: Frank, Helen, Lena, Peter, & Joseph Jr.Helen married somebody named Ott and they had 4 children: Bud, Margaret, Ruth, & Wally.Later, Helen married William Beck and they had 3 more children: William Jr., Robert, & Rosemarie.I don't know who Frank Slove, Lena Slove, or Peter Slove married.Joseph Slove Jr. married Eleanor Bonke, but they had no children.
So, Colleen & Kristine, please fill me in on your families.Tell me all about your grandparents, their children, their grandchildren (and maybe great-grandchildren).Also, please tell me whatever you know about your grandparent's siblings and their families.And, I'll be glad to provide you with all of the information that I have about the other branches of the Zoch family tree.
I hope we can help each other on this genealogy. Do you live in the Chicago area?If so, maybe we can get together sometime and talk about our families and the research we've already done.Hope to hear from you soon. Your cousin,Al Zoch