Maria Catharina May

7 May 1764–8 April 1833 (Age 68)
Wörsbach, Niederkirchen, Kaiserslautern, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

The Life of Maria Catharina

When Maria Catharina May was born on 7 May 1764, in Wörsbach, Niederkirchen, Kaiserslautern, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany, her father, Johann Jacob May, was 35 and her mother, Maria Christina Klein, was 28. She married Johann Christoph Walter 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 Walter
Maria Catharina May
Marriage: 21 June 1784
Philipp Heinrich Walter

Spouse and Children

21 June 1784
Ulm, Württemberg, Germany


    Philipp Heinrich Walter


Parents and Siblings

    Johann Jacob May


    Maria Christina Klein




    Maria Catharina May


    Maria Elisabetha May



    Maria Eva May


    Johann Adam May


+3 More Children

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

1 English, French, Danish, Dutch, and German: from a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ) or any of its many cognates, for example Norman French Maheu.2 English, French, Dutch, and German: from a nickname or personal name 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.3 English: nickname from Middle English may ‘young man or woman’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Catharina Maÿin, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Maria Catharina May, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Maria Katharina Mey, "Germany Marriages, 1558-1929"

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