Clarence L. Kocher
b. September 1899, d. 28 September 1973
- Father: Pearley Albert Kocher b. circa November 1868, d. 31 August 1933
- Mother: Louisa Bozman b. 4 June 1870, d. 12 July 1947
- Clarence L. Kocher was born in September 1899 in Ohio.
- Pearley Albert Kocher and Louisa Bozman appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Pleasant Township, Perry County, Ohio, living next to Louisa's mother Isabelle Bozman.. Other members of the household included Clarence L. Kocher, Lena Olive Kocher, Anna Violette Kocher, Mary Belle Kocher and Grace May Kocher.
- Pearley Albert Kocher and Louisa Bozman appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Moxahala, Pleasant Township, Perry County, Ohio. Other members of the household included Clarence L. Kocher, Lena Olive Kocher, Anna Violette Kocher, Mary Belle Kocher, Grace May Kocher, Lillian Izora Kocher, Gladys Loretta Kocher, Clara Isabelle Kocher and Rollin B. Kocher.
- He served during World War I, according to the 1930 census.
- Pearley Albert Kocher and Louisa Bozman appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Pleasant Township, Perry County, Ohio, at Main Street, Moxahala. Other members of the household included Clarence L. Kocher, Lillian Izora Kocher, Clara Isabelle Kocher and Rollin B. Kocher.
- He was a coal miner, according to the 1920 census.
- He married Edna Francisco circa 1921.
- Clarence L. Kocher and Edna Francisco appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, at 734 Maple Avenue. Other members of the household included Louisa Bozman.
- He was employed as a gas station filling attendant, according to the 1930 census.
- Rollin and Clarence Kocher, and their widowed mother Louisa, appeared in the 1936 Newark City Directory.
- The following appeared on 11 September 1936 in The Newark Advocate: Clarence and Rollin Kocher, formerly with the Motor Products, Inc., have resigned their positions to embark in business for themselves at 21 North Fourth street. The new firm is known as Kocher Brothers and they will specialize in automobile painting and body and fender service. A complete stock of Pharis tires and tubes, U. S. L. batteries and automobile accessories will be carried. Tire repairing, battery charging, vulcanizing, auto painting, body and fender repairing will be featured. The Kocher Brothers have had wide experience in their respective lines. For 11 years, Clarence Kocher has devoted his efforts to tire, battery and gasoline service, while Rollin Kocher has spent 10 years painting and repairing automobile bodies and fenders. Both are well known to the auto trade and a cordial welcome is extended to their friends and the motoring public to call. Prompt and efficient service is promised at all times and satisfied customers is their motto.
- Clarence L. Kocher became a widower at the 1958 death of his wife Edna Francisco.
- The following appeared on 26 February 1968 in The Advocate: (Newark, Ohio) Funeral services will be at 10:30 a m Wednesday in the chapel of Criss Brothers Funeral Home for Izora L. MacNealy, 64, of 170 Neal Ave. The Rev. James Foster will officiate, with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. MacNealy died Saturday evening in her home.
She was born May 6, 1903 in Moxahala to Perle and Louisa Bozman Kocher.
At one time, she had been employed by the Wilma Shop and later at Reed Realty. She was a member of the Real Estate Association and Royal Neighbors.
Surviving are her husband, Herbert F. of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Ballinger of Columbus; two brothers: Clarence Kocher of Buckeye Lake and Rolland Kocher of Shelby; five sisters: Mrs. John Healy, Mrs. Warren Stage and Mrs. Layland Grove, all of Newark; Mrs. John Mitchell of Buckeye Lake and Mrs. Wilfred Teal of Moxahala and two grandchildren. One sister is dead.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 this evening and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
- He married Thelma Jennings on 4 February 1969 in Licking County, Ohio.
- The following appeared on 6 April 1971 in The Advocate: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stage have returned to Long Beach, Calif., after visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Stage, 578 N. 11th St. His father and his aunt, Mrs. Mary Groves, are patients in Newark Convalescent and Nursing Inn. While he was here, a family reunion was held in the Stage home, attended by: Mr. ahnd Mrs. Rollin Kocher of shelby, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kocher and Mrs. Grace Mitchell of Buckeye Lake. Mrs. Anna Teal of Moxahala, Mrs. Myrtle Peterman and Mrs. Isabel Healy of Newark, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones of Coshocton. Don started his business career in Newark with Sears, Roebuck and Co. 35 years ago, and was transferred to California.
- Clarence L. Kocher died on 28 September 1973 in Buckeye Lake, Licking County, Ohio.
- His wife Thelma Jennings became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Wilson Cemetery, Newark, Licking County, Ohio.
- The following appeared on 29 September 1973 in The Advocate: Clarence L. Kocher, 74, Buckeye Lake, will be 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Criss Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack L. Swick officiating. Burial will be in the Wilson Cemetery.
Mr. Kocher died in his home Friday. He was gborn Sept. 3, 1899, in Perry County.
He retired in August as owner and operator of the Kocher Body Shop in Buckeye Lake. He was a member of the First Community Church, Buckeye Lake.
Mr. Kocher was a World War I veteran and served with the Marines.
Surviving are his wife, Thelma Jennings Chase Kocher; two step-daughters, Jrs. J. G. Francies of Cuyahoga Falls; and Mrs. Frank Bower of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Mitchell of Buckeye Lake, Mrs. Mary Grove of Newark, and Mrs. Isabelle Healy of Newark; and a brother, Roland Kocher of Shelby, Ohio. His first wife, Edna Francisco Kocher, died in 1958.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
- Last Edited: 18 Mar 2011