John C. Koch
Koch was born in 1841 near Hamburg, Germany. He moved with his family to Milwaukee in 1854. He became a tinner in his father's shop, Later he gained employment at John Pritzlaff Hardware Company and went on to become an executive there.
Koch received his party's nomination for lieutenant-governor in 1892. He was instead elected mayor of Milwaukee in that year, and was reelected to a second two-year term in 1894. His first term saw the Panic of 1893.
In 1864, he married John C. Pritzlaff's daughter, Elizabeth, and they went on to have 6 sons and 3 daughters.
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