Catharine Miller

Brief Life History of Catharine

When Catharine Miller was born on 1 March 1857, in Trenton, Henry, Iowa, United States, her father, John Miller, was 37 and her mother, Anna Raber, was 27. She married John Schlatter on 7 September 1876, in Trenton, Henry, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Trenton Township, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Jefferson Township, Henry, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 October 1942, in Wayland, Henry, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Wayland, Henry, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Schlatter
1851–1923
Catharine Miller
1857–1942
Marriage: 7 September 1876
Lena Schlatter
1878–1968
David Schlatter
1880–1974
Anna Schlatter
1882–1959
William Schlatter
1885–1967
Emma Schlatter
1890–1974
John A Schlatter
1892–1983

Sources (20)

  • Catharine Miller in household of John Miller, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catharine Miller, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Katie Miller Schlatter, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term miller, an agent derivative of mille ‘mill’, reinforced by Old Norse mylnari (see Milner ). In southern, western, and central England Millward (literally, ‘mill keeper’) was the usual term. In North America, the surname Miller has absorbed many cognate surnames from other languages, for example German Müller (see Mueller ), Dutch Mulder and Molenaar , French Meunier , Italian Molinaro , Spanish Molinero , Hungarian Molnár (see Molnar ), Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian Mlinar , Polish Młynarz or Młynarczyk (see Mlynarczyk ). Miller (including in the senses below) is the seventh most frequent surname in the US.

South German, Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ‘miller’ (see Mueller ) and, in North America, also an altered form of this. This form of the surname is also found in other European countries, notably in Poland, Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), and Czechia; compare 3 below.

Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Miler ‘miller’, a surname of German origin.

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

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