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Katherine Ester (Pope) Relue (1878 - 1931)

Katherine Ester (Katie) "Kate" Relue formerly Pope
Born in Payne, Paulding, Ohio, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married 20 Jun 1899 in Allen, Indiana, United Statesmap
Died at age 52 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United Statesmap
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Katherine Ester "Kate" Pope was born on December 25, 1878,[1] in Payne, Paulding County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Sylvanus Pope and Abigail Ballinger. Her father died when she was age 14.

She married Frank James Relue (1878-1928) on June 20, 1899 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.[2] They had 12 children.

  1. Wallace Leroy Relue (1900-1988)[3]
  2. Charles Ward Relue (1902-1902)
  3. Louis F Relue (1903-1982)[3]
  4. George D Relue (1905-1966)[3]
  5. Infant Relue (1907-1907)
  6. Abigail M (Relue) Stelhorn (1909-1988)[3]
  7. Gilbert E Relue (1912-1972)
  8. Wayne C Relue (1916-2004)
  9. Dorothy Relue (1918-1918)
  10. Lena M (Relue) Felger (1920-2018)
  11. Catherine Novella (Relue) Biggs (1922-2004)
  12. Infant Relue (1925-1925)

They started out married live living with Frank's parent's in Adams, Allen County, Indiana, where in 1900, James worked as a Day Laborer.[4]

By 1910, they had bought a home in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, where he was a Wagon Driver for a Brewery and she was taking care of the home and children, Walace-10, Louis-6, George-4, and Abeigail M-1.[3]

Her husband Frank James passed away on January 29, 1928, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the age of 49. They had been married 28 years.

She died on May 28, 1931, at the age of 53, in Indiana, and was buried in the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Find a Grave, database and images, memorial page for Katie Esther Pope Relue (25 Dec 1877–28 May 1931), Find A Grave: Memorial #175378060, citing Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by OPPSheryl (contributor 47070645) .
  2. "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 31 December 2021), James F Relue and Katie E Pope, 20 Jun 1899; citing Allen, Indiana, United States, Marriage License, Indiana Commission on Public Records, Indianapolis; FHL microfilm 004168623.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 June 2022), Katie E Relue in household of Frank J Relue, Fort Wayne Ward 8, Allen, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 59, sheet 5B, family 101, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 339; FHL microfilm 1,374,352.
  4. 1900 United States Federal Census; 1900; Census Place: Adams, Allen, Indiana; Roll: 357; Page: 12; Dwelling 274; Family 280; Line 77; Jun 12, 1900; Enumeration District: 0002; FHL microfilm: 1240357; Ancestry's 1900 Census Image

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