Catherine (Welter) Kartheiser

Catherine (Welter) Kartheiser (1845 - 1925)

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Mrs. Catherine "Katarina" Kartheiser formerly Welter
Born in Waldbillig, Luxembourgmap
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Wife of — married 25 Oct 1866 in St. Mathias Catholic Church, Chicago, ILmap
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Died in Chicago, ILmap
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Catherine (Welter) Kartheiser migrated from Luxembourg to the United States.
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Zeugen: Peter HUBERTY, Ackerer,21; Mathias LEHNEN, Ackerer,51, beide aus dieser Gemeinde / Mathias HUBERTY (AN))

Text Tochter von WELTER Michel, Taglöhner,35, Waldbillig und SCHALTZ Magdalena, 35, Waldbillig

Katarina Welter immigrated to the US with her mother, arriving at Castle Garden in New York on June 27, 1864 aboard the ship 'J.R. Young'. For a better appreciation of this woman and her life, please read the Biography portion of her husband's Profile at John (Johann) Kartheiser.

Her Death Certificate shows April 16, 1845 as Date of Birth (Appears to be off by a couple of months). Buried in St. Boniface Cemetery. Cause of death listed as Chronic Myocarditis, secondary was gangrene in the right arm. She had had suffered from arterial sclerosis for over 10 years. (She was 80 years old and living at 4917 North Mozart Street in Chicago for 3 years at time of death.) She had lived in the U.S. for 51 years (which is also incorrect as she had arrived in 1864. Her youngest child, son Frank Kartheiser, was the source of much of the information on the Certificate. [1]


  • Certificate of Death issued by Cook County, IL.;
  • Several Federal Census Enumerations in Chicago,
  • Luxemburger Gazette articles,
  • Yearbooks,
  • City directories,
  • Chicago Tribune articles,
  • Book, Luxembourgers in Die Nue Welt, Nicholas Gonner, Dubuque, Iowa, 1889. 1987 re-edition by Jean Ensch .

  1. Entered by Keith Baker

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