Koča Andjelković, leader of Serbian volunteers in the Austro-Turkish war of 1788-1791. Koča was a merchant, a wealthy man, but he lost a lot in his trades. Half a year before the outbreak of war he fled with his family to Kovin on the Danube. Just before the beginning of the war, he joined the volunteers and participated in both prepared Austrian expeditions against the Turks in Belgrade (in 1787 and 1788.). He recruited some volunteers himself, whose number was constantly increasing and with them he's been fighting against the Turks, mostly in the area around the Morava river. Austrian Emperor Joseph II awarded him with the rank of captain and a medal.
After six months of fighting with the Turks, Koča had to withdraw to Banat region where he was captured by Turks during the battle at Brzaska. He was taken to Tekija where he was brutally tortured and eventually impaled and died in terrible agony, along with thirty of his fellow soldiers. The people named this whole region and the war itself by his name - Kočina krajina. In memory of him, his birthplace near Jagodina, Panjevac, changed the name to the Kočino selo (village of Koča).