Catharine was born in 1821 in Germany. Little else is known. Controversy of her last name Gape vs Gafe. When did she come to the United States.
She married Charles Frederick William Eisensmith around 1845 based on the birth of their two sons.
1) Charles William b 1849 d 1918
2) William C b 1860 d 1935
Death certificate of one of her sons, William.
Catharine entered into eternal rest in 1882. Her inscription on her tombstone is in German: "O. mochte Gott es geben Dass wir in jenem Leben Ewig beisammen sein. Dies bitter wir zuletzte, Con dir o Herr ach setze."
My translation is very rough "Oh, God wants us to be together forever in that life. This bitter we broke, Con you oh Lord set."
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 September 2018), memorial page for Catharine Gape Eisensmith (1821–28 Aug 1882), Find A Grave: Memorial #39588902, citing Saint John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Stewartstown, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Audrey LeRew (contributor 46986765).
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Catharine by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Catharine: