Katharina Elisabeth Strecker was born in 1820. Her mother's name is not known. Her parents probably married around 1818-1819 and Katharina Elisabeth, the eldest child, was born in 1820.
Katharina Elisabeth's great grandfather Friedrich, the head of their household, died a year before she was born. It's not clear when her great grandmother passed away, but it was some time before 1834. She had three younger siblings, the youngest born in 1829. At some point between 1829 and 1834, her mother passed away, and her father died in 1830. Katharina Elisabeth remained living with her grandfather Johann Adam and was the eldest female in the household. No doubt she helped care for her three younger siblings until she married and moved into a different household.
Head of the Household Valentin Schäfer, age 60 in 1850, deceased 1851
Child #1 Heinrich Schäfer, age 40
Wife of Child #1 Katharina Elisabeth Schäfer, age 35
Grandchild #1 Johann Jakob Schäfer, age 17
Grandchild #2 Katharina Margaretha Schäfer, age 11
Grandchild #3 Eva Katharina Schäfer, age 8
Grandchild #4 Georg Jakob Schäfer, age 5
Grandchild #5 Johann Adam Schäfer, age 4
Grandchild #6 Philipp Jakob Schäfer, age 1 year 6 months
Child #2 Christian Jakob Schäfer, age 26
Wife of Child #2 Anna Margaretha Schäfer, age 28
Grandchild #7 Heinrich Schäfer, age 2
Grandchild #8 Katharina Schäfer, age 6 months
Child #3 Konrad Schäfer, age 21
Wife of Child #3 Katharina Schäfer, age 22
Grandchild #9 Elisabeth Schäfer, age 6 months
Uncle of Valentin Schäfer Gottfried Batz, age 45 n 1850, to household #213
Child #4 Philipp Jakob Batz, age 12 in 1850, to household #213
Child #5 Georg Jakob Batz, age 8 in 1850, to household #213
Although she didn't pass away until 1913, Katharina Elisabeth is not listed with her eldest son and his family members in the 1897 Grimm census. The following 1897 census entry documents her eldest son's family and is for research purposes only. She was either living with another child and his or her family, or she remarried and is listed in another household under a different surname.
Head of the Household Johann Jakob Schäfer, age 57
Wife Katharina Elisabeth Schäfer, age 59
Child #1 Johann Jakob Schäfer, age 32
Wife of Child #1 Katharina Margaretha, age 32
Grandchild #1 Johann Jakob Schäfer, age 7
Grandchild #2 Heinrich Schäfer, age 5
Grandchild #3 Jakob Schäfer, age 4
Grandchild #4 Katharina Margaretha Schäfer, age 2
Grandchild #5 Karl Schäfer, age 7 months
Child #2 Heinrich Schäfer, age 21
Wife of Child #2 Katharina Margaretha Schäfer, no age listed
↑1834 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 2 February 1835; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2011; page 13, family #39.
↑1857 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 5 November 1857; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2005; page 79, family #212, Valentin Schäfer family.
↑1897 Grimm (Lesnoi Karamysh), Russia Census List, Translated by Richard Rye, Compiled and Edited by John Groh, Contributor Henry Schmick; American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published 2017; page 218, family #578.
Personal notes and documents from direct descendant David Schäfer.