Re: Ochse Family in NYC
I know very little about this family (we pronounce it "Ox", which is the German pronunciation). I have been researching several families which married into my Muth family around the turn of the 20th century in NYC. Because I had several relatives on the General Slocum when it burned, I went looking for burials at Lutheran Cemetery in Middle Village Queens, which was where many of the victims were buried.
I was inquiring for information on the Kaspar Hessel family, and when they pulled the plot records this is what they found:
the plot was purchased by an Oches family who assigned it (I assume via a will) to the Christ family. Several Christs were buried there after my Hessels began using the plot, so there must be a family relationship amongst these families, at least the last two if the Oches family sold the plot. At any rate here is who is buried there:
Christ, Minnie b.19 Dec 1891d. 15 June 1904 ( on the Gen. Slocum)
Frederick b. 30 May 1861d. 16 Dec 1910
Caspar b. 3 June 1884d. 27 Feb 1933
Ochse, Caroline K. age 15d. Lebanon Hosp 15 June 1904
Edward age 11 d. Lebanon Hosp15 June 1904
Because Kaspar's daughter Christine Hessel b. 5 June 1876 had married my John Muth, she was buried in the Muth plot along with her three oldest children all died on the Slocum.
Elizabeth "Lizzie" b.7 May 1893
Christine "Teenie" b. 23 Oct 1895
Kate b. 1 Oct 1898
Per the NY Times, June 16th 1904, the Christ family was living at 144 7th St., Bronxand the Ochse family at 50 St. Marks Pl., Manhattan (Little Germany)
Besides Muth, these families also have a relationship to Schnitzler, Roller, and Schmidt families all also in NYC. Hope this helps.