Maria Catharina May

Female7 May 1764–8 April 1833

Brief Life History of Maria Catharina

When Maria Catharina May was born on 7 May 1764, in Wörsbach, Niederkirchen, Kaiserslautern, Bavaria, Germany, her father, Johann Jacob May, was 35 and her mother, Maria Christina Klein, was 28. She married Johann Christoph Walther on 21 June 1784, in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany in 1764. She died on 8 April 1833, in Batschka, Bács-Bodrog, Hungary, at the age of 68.

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Johann Christoph Walther
Maria Catharina May
Marriage: 21 June 1784
Philipp Heinrich Walther

Sources (5)

  • Maria Catharina May, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Maria Catharina Maÿin, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Maria Catharina May, "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898"

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  • Marriage
    21 June 1784Ulm, Württemberg, Germany
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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (2)

    1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

    Age 49

    On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.


    Age 50

    The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English male personal name May, a pet form of Matthew (see Mayhew ).

    English, Dutch, and German: from a personal name or nickname taken from the month of May (Middle English, Old French mai, Middle High German meie, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a minor Roman goddess of fertility). This name was sometimes bestowed on someone born or baptized in the month of May; it was also used to refer to someone of a sunny disposition, or who had some anecdotal connection with the month of May, such as owing a feudal obligation then. In England, this name was possibly also a pet form of Mary or Margaret. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Denmark.

    English: nickname from Middle English mey, may ‘kinsman’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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