Descendants of August and Luise ROCHER


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1. August Friedrich ROCHER, son of Monf?? Gottlieb ROCHER and MUSICK, was born on September 15, 1848 in , , , Germany,1,2,3 died on June 5, 1917 in Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada4 aged 68, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Perth Co, Ontario.

Events

He worked as a factory labourer in York West in 1891 in Etobicoke, York Co, Ontario, Canada.

He worked as a Labourer at the Morris Piano Factory in 1901 in Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.

August married Caroline Luise ZEIDLER, daughter of August Heinrich ZEIDLER and Caroline Louise JAHN, on October 30, 1878 in Berlin, , Berlin, Deutschland.3 Caroline was born in June 174-1853 in Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Prussia,1,2,3,5 was christened on July 24, 1853 in Sankt Georgen, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Prussia,5 died on July 17, 1930 in Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada4 aged 1756, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Perth Co, Ontario.

Events

She worked as a nurse and lived on Main Street in 1921 in Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Gustave ROCHER was born on May 13, 1879 in , , , Germany6 and died on July 21, 19467 aged 67.

   3 M    ii. Karl Georg Paul ROCHER was born on June 18, 1880 in Berlin, , Berlin, Deutschland5 and died on June 28, 1880 in Berlin, , Berlin, Deutschland.

   4 F    iii. Anna Luise ROCHER was born on May 18, 1881 in Berlin, Brandenburg, Deutschland5,6 and died on March 22, 1901 in Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada aged 19.

+ 5 F    iv. Helene "Lena" Luise ROCHER was born on September 11, 1883 in Berlin, , Berlin, Deutschland,1,8,9 died on August 25, 1980 in Toronto, York Co, Ontario, Canada1 aged 96, and was buried in Prospect Cemetery, Toronto.

+ 6 M    v. Carl "Max" ROCHER was born on February 18, 1887 in Berlin, , Berlin, Deutschland,2,5,10 died in March 197710 aged 90, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Perth Co, Ontario.

   7 M    vi. Carl Fredrich "Cully" ROCHER was born on February 10, 1889 in York Twp, York Co, Ontario, Canada,2 died on August 19, 1967 in Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada10 aged 78, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Perth Co, Ontario. He was usually called Cully.

Carl 'Cully' Rocher came to Listowel at the age of 10, as North Perth Police Services Board chair Ken Lawrence read. Lawrence said Rocher was an athlete and exceptional hockey player, and built cabinets in his spare time. In 1920, Rocher was hired as a night watchman in response to a string of robberies in town. Taking a break after two weeks, Rocher was asked to return to the position when the robberies flared back up.

"Cully went back to work and turned a two-week stint into a 39-year career," Lawrence said.

Rocher retired as chief of police in 1959, and was immediately appointed Justice of the Peace, often accompanying officers on calls when an extra man was needed.

Such was the case when Rocher joined Constable James Hamilton on a domestic dispute call to an Elma Township residence on Aug. 19, 1967, where both men were fatally shot by a resident as they drove up to the house. Hamilton was survived by his wife Helen and five children, while Rocher was survived by his wife Gertrude.

Events

He worked as a cabinet maker in 1917 in Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.

He worked as a night watchman for the Town of Listowel in 1921.

Cully married Gertrude A. CAMERON, daughter of Alexander CAMERON and Josephine KEIFFER, on March 22, 1917 in Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.11 Gertrude was born in 1899 in Ethel Grey Twp, Huron Co, Ontario, Canada,10,11 died in 199610 aged 97, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Perth Co, Ontario.

   8 F    vii. Alice Louisa ROCHER was born on September 6, 1890 in York Twp, York Co, Ontario, Canada,2 died in 195710 aged 67, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Perth Co, Ontario.

Alice married J. Melvin MANN. J. was born in 1881, died in 1960 aged 79, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Perth Co, Ontario.

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