HERE COMES THE JUDGE

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An interesting story of the author’s grandfather,  John Peter Koch,  who was also born in Kolb, Russia. He came to America with his family in 1878 settling for a time in western Nebraska. While living in Nebraska his parents died and his grandparents returned to Russia, leaving “Pete” an orphan living with his older brother.

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An interesting story of the author’s grandfather,  John Peter Koch,  who was also born in Kolb, Russia. He came to America with his family in 1878 settling for a time in western Nebraska. While living in Nebraska his parents died and his grandparents returned to Russia, leaving “Pete” an orphan living with his older brother, Fred. Henry Koch, the boy’s uncle, brought them to Portland, Oregon, to live with his family. Pete and his brother worked at odd jobs for a few years and in the summer of 1890 left for Ritzville, Washington, to work during harvest in the wheat fields. In 1900 Pete married Lydia Kanzler and farmed west of Ritzville for a few years, but Pete did not like farming and moved to town in 1907 where he went to work for the Ritzville Trading Co., sold cars and later life insurance. In 1928 he was appointed to fill an unexpired term as Justice of the peace. Pete distinguished himself in this capacity for the next 35 years.

Readers will find information on:

  • Ritzville history
  • Volga Germans
  • Nebraska Frontier
  • Kolb, Russia
  • Big Bend Motors
  • Ritzville Trading
  • John Peter Koch
  • Henry Koch
  • Henrietta Koch
  • Catherine Koch
  • Three Fingers Fire Lookout
  • George Kanzler
  • Lydia Kanzler
  • Rosenoff Drug Store
  • Maxwell cars
  • World War II

The book contains 155 pages and includes a bibliography, index and 239 photographs and illustrations.

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Hardcover, Softcover