Ehrhardt Koch

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Ehrhardt Koch (1886–1954) was a German American businessman and founder of the New Era Cap Company.

Koch was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States with his parents in the late 19th century in the East side of Buffalo, New York.[1]

Koch worked for the Miller Brother's Cap Company making caps in 1902. After 18 years with Miller, Koch borrowed money from his aunt and founded the New Era Cap Company in 1920 in Buffalo, New York.

His only son Harold Koch took over from his dad as head of the firm and established the companies ties to Major League Baseball beginning in the 1950s. Koch died in 1954 at age 68.[2]

His company is still family owned today.