The Valley of Heart's Delight
Columbus Buggy Company Agent
SURNAMES: KLEIN, LIEDENBURG
Valentine Koch , member of the firm of Kaiser & Koch , carriage and
harness manufactures and dealers, Nos. 132-136 West Santa Clara
Street, San Jose, born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1850, and there attended
school until the age of fourteen years. In 1864 he started alone to
America, where he has gradually worked his way up to his present
position of social and business prominence. He remained
three years in New York, where he learned the harness business, and
then removed to California, settling in San Jose, in December, 1867,
where he has since continued to reside and do business. For
thirteen years he worked for Mr. Stern in the harness business, and
then engaged in business with his present associate, in which they have
been prosperous. They are now agents for the Columbus Buggy
Company. He was married, in 1879, to Miss Mollie Liedenburg, of
San Francisco. They have two children, Edith and Albert.
His parents were Valentine and Caroline (Klein) Koch, natives of
Bavaria, where his father still lives , his mother dying there in 1885.
Mr. Koch has always been a public-spirited man, and active in matters
of public interest. He was elected a member of the city council in
1884, and again in 1886; has always supported the Republican party, and
believes in a protective tariff. He is a member of Friendship
Lodge, No. 210, F. and A. M., and of Allemania Lodge, No. 178, I.O.O.F.
Pen Pictures From The Garden
of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H.S.
Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888. transcribed by Carolyn Feroben , page 644
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