John Bach (1872 - 19xx) was a Norwegian-American cartographer. Born in Norway, Bach arrived in New York in March 1893 and became a citizen on January 10, 1902. On April 20, 1902, he was appointed to the civil service of the Philippine Islands as a member of the Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey. Throughout his many years working for the Coast and Geodetic Survey, Bach produced numerous maps of the Philippines for the Survey. By 1917, Bach was the chief of the drafting division in Manila. It is unclear exactly how long Bach stayed in the Philippines, but he was there until at least 1927, because of a record of him and his family traveling from Manila to New York City in July 1927. He appears in the 1930 U.S. Census as an employee of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Bach married an American, with whom he had two daughters.