Edwin was born on 29 November 1838, the son of Johann Godfried Koch and Angenita Dorothea Aldons, at Jaffna, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
He had his early education in Jaffna and, at the age of twenty, won a governement scholarship to the Medical College in Calcutta. There he won the Gold Medal and met, and married, Emma Miller.
He began his medical career in 1862 and, when the Ceylon Medical College was founded in 1870 he was one of three lecturers appointed. In 1875 he succeeded Dr Loos as Principal. The grateful fisherman paid a striking tribute to his memory at his funeral by spreading white cloth all along the route from his home to the cemetery gate. He had died within a week from a result of a slight scratch sustained in the course of a post mortem examination.
|At this time he had the widest private practise and devotion. and one of his patients was the great Charles Ambrose Lorenz. He never cared for remuneration for his services, he served the poor with special generosity and devotion. The Koch Memorial Tower is an expression of his countrymen's love and respect for his memory. His son Dr Vincent Koch, was given a medical education in England with subscriptions offered by a grateful public.|
Emmeline was born on 13 January 1843, the daughter of John Miller and Augusta ?, in Calcutta, India..|
I have identified the following children.
|Wilfred Vincent Millar||Born abt 1863||Jaffna, Ceylon||Ida Louise Hunter,|
Married Ellen Eliott-Drake Briscoe
|Ernest Miller||Born abt 1865||Jaffna, Ceylon|
|Jocelyne Channon||Born abt 1873||Jaffna, Ceylon||Married Francis John Gregory Bowen|
|Dr. Edwin Lawson Koch||
b: 29 Nov 1838 Jaffna, Ceylon
son of Johann Godfried Koch and Angenita Dorothea Aldons
|Emmeline Medora Sanger Miller||
b: 13 Jan 1843 c: 3 Sep 1843 Calcutta, India
daughter of John Miller and Augusta ?
Dr. Edwin Lawson Koch
Emmeline Medora Sanger Miller
|Calcutta, West Bengal, India|
|Wilfred Vincent Millar Koch||
b: abt 1863 Jaffna Northern Provence, Ceylon
son of Dr. Edwin Lawson Koch and Emma Miller Died 28 Aug 1939
|Ernest Miller Koch||
b: abt 1865 Jaffna Northern Provence, Ceylon
son of Dr. Edwin Lawson Koch and Emma Miller
|Jocelyne Channon Koch||
b: abt 1873 Jaffna Northern Provence, Ceylon
daughter of Dr. Edwin Lawson Koch and Emma Miller
|Dr. Edwin Lawson Koch||Died 20 Dec 1877, Age 39|
|Emmeline Medora Sanger(Miller) Koch||No Data|