Catharine Hill

Documented History

The New York, State Census, 1865 lists a Henry Weber with wife and children in Albany, New York. Henry was 33 years old at the time.

Catherine, Henry’s wife, was 33 years old. Their children were Joseph – age 8, and Catherine – age 2 years, 11 months.

1865 United States Federal Census

Also listed as living with them were William & Caroline Kempf with their children: Caroline, Lena, Elizabeth, and Christopher.

Henry and Catherine reported having 3 children, only two were listed. They were listed as being from Germany. Henry was a moulder for the Army. Henry was Naturalized.

1865 United States Federal Census – Catharine

A marriage record from Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992 lists Henry Weber and Catherine Hill as the parents of Kate Weber or Webber.

There is no date associated with this record but it provides a maiden name for Henry’s wife.

According to the 1870 United States Federal Census, Catherine lived with her husband and children in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana at the time.

1870 United States Federal Census

Her husband was Henry Weber, 40 years old from Nassau. Catherine was 36 years old from Nassau which puts her birth year around 1834. Henry was a Brass Moulder and Catherine kept house.

1870 United States Federal Census – Catherine

Their children were Eliza – age 13, Henry age 10, William – age 9, Katie – age 5, and Mary – age 3. Eliza was born in New York, the other four children were born in Indiana. The oldest three attended school at the time.

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The United States Federal Census has Catharine Weber listed as the Mother in Law of the Head of Household in 1880. The head of household was listed as David Davidson and his wife, Elizabeth, which would be Catharine’s eldest daughter.

1880 United States Federal Census

They lived in Center, Marion County, Indiana at the time with the rest of Catharine’s children. David was 30 and worked as a Painter, Elizabeth was 22 and kept house.

Catharine was 46 years old and also kept house. Little Catharine was 14 years old, Fredrick was 18, Mary was 12, and William was 8. Fredrick worked as a Laborer. The others were at school.

1880 United States Federal Census – Catherine

Catharine was listed as being from Prussia. The dwelling number is off by one, it appears as though Catharine and her children may have lived in a mother-in-law suite or some other cottage next to David and Elizabeth. Catharine was widowed by that time.

1914 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Catharine was a widow in 1914 living at 52 Osborne in Albany, New York. She was a widow.

1914 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 - Catharine

1914 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 – Catharine

I obviously have a bit of information to get me started, thanks to the Census records.  But I don’t have much about Catharine’s personal story.  If you knew of Catharine, I would love for you to leave memories or stories in the comments section below.  Help me keep her story alive! As always, I’ll update this post as I find additional information for this ancestor.

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