Catherina Keck was born in Reinfalz, Bavaria on 12 Apr 1854. She arrived in the US likely in 1872, marrried Christian Oswald on 20 Aug 1875 in Wayne County, Ohio and became a US citizen in 1876. Her first child, Ellen Francis Oswald was born in Ohio on 22 Aug 1876. They moved to Platte, Nebraska and by 1889 they were in Washington State. She died on 30 mar 1949 in Spokane, WA.