Month: July 2020

Battery “A” Heavy Field Artillery

Captain William F. Rothenburger served with Battery A of the 112th Heavy Field Artillery Regiment.   This was a New Jersey  National Guard Regiment formed in 1917 active during WW I,  WWII, Korea and went to Iraq in 2003. The only active part of the unit today is stationed in Morristown.  As a side bar, I had a friend Ryan…

Finding Jacob Kocher

Jacob Kocher was born in Newark on September 22, 1847 he had a twin sisterElizabeth and four brothers. His parents, John Sr and Rosena emigrated fromSwitzerland in the early 19th century. Jacob was a tinsmith and plumber andlived at 105 Parker St in Newark. This residence was lived in by the family into the 1980’s. He married Amelia Evertz and…