Erik J. Koch was born in Denmark in
1895, and traveled to China in 1923 to work as a sea captain. The collection contains
various documents belonging to Koch related to his time in China, including his Foreigners'
Resident Certificate, receipts and documents from various doctors in Shanghai, business
cards, master's certificates, and records related to his service on various ships. Also
included is a certificate of competency for a wireless course offered by the Russian
Mercantile Marine Association in Shanghai that was awarded to Koch's son, also named Erik
Erik J. Koch was born in Denmark in 1895, and traveled to China in 1923 to work as a sea
captain. His son, also named Erik Koch, was born October 30, 1927.
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