Saturday, February 16, 2019

52 Ancestors: Katharina Weiss

Amy Johnson Crow at No Story Too Small began the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge in 2014.  I am playing along this year.  I will be following my mom’s pedigree chart to start.  In addition to writing these posts, I will be making sure everything I have on the specific individual is in both OneNote and Legacy, do any basic research needed for missing documents, and start research plans as needed.

Been a while since I started this draft - let's get back to my mom's pedigree chart!

Me > My Mom > Robert Casell > Lillian Eichorn > William Fred Eichorn > Katharina Weiss

No picture for Katharina.  If anyone out there has one, please let me know.  I’d love to see it!

Baptismal Record. Katharina is #16
Katharina Weiss (German - Weiß) was born 19 April 1849 in Hohenstaufen, Donaukreis, Wûrttemberg, Germany. Her parents are Johann Georg Weiss and Eva Maria Krauss. She was baptized 3 days later, on 22 April at the Evangelische Kirche Hohenstaufen.

At some point she emigrated to Canada and married Charles Herman Eichorn in Chippewa, Welland, Ontario on 3 September 1871. The had 2 children in Canada, William Fred and Fredrick William. In 1877 or 1878 they moved to Niagara Falls, New York and had son George. They also had 2 children who I do not have first names for (both were born and died between 1880-1884). By 1884 they were living in Buffalo and had Clara, Charles, and Marie.

Charles died in 1907. 10 years later, on 9 June 1917, Katharina married Charles Gorndt in Ebenezer (a hamlet of West Seneca), Erie County, NY.

Katharina died 9 August 1936 in Buffalo and was buried at Buffalo Cemetery in Cheektowaga. 

Back to Basic: July

July went quick! GRIP  went virtual! I attended (most) of the sessions in Documentation and then continued my citation work with my ProGen a...