Catharine Barbara Handel

Brief Life History of Catharine Barbara

When Catharine Barbara Handel was born on 20 September 1835, her father, Johann Georg Handel, was 28 and her mother, Dorothea Greiss, was 24. She married Daniel Willging on 14 October 1854, in Teplitsa, Bessarabia, Russian Empire. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Russia in 1835. She died on 2 February 1893, at the age of 57.

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Daniel Willging
Catharine Barbara Handel
Marriage: 14 October 1854
Daniel Willging
Leopold Willging
Johannes Willging Sr.
Barbara Willging
Christian Willging
Johann Georg Willging
Katharina Willging
Georg Willging
Margaretha Willging

Sources (7)

  • Catharine Barbara Handel, "Russia Births and Baptisms, 1755-1917"
  • Hansel, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Catharina Barbara Handel, "Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885"

World Events (5)


First Russian railroad, from St. Petersburg to Tsarskoye Selo, opens. Aleksandr Pushkin, foremost Russian writer, dies in duel.


Russia fights Britain, France, Sardinia, and Ottoman Empire in Crimean War. Russia forced to accept peace settlement dictated by its opponents.

1853 · The Crimean War

Starting on October 5, 1853, Britain, France, Turkey, and Sardinia challenged Russia as the country was expanding. The troops fighting against Russia were finally defeated by the harsh winter. Altogether, around 500,000 Russian troops were lost.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Arno, Egon, Erwin, Ewald, Florian, Frieda, Hermann, Philo, Siegfried.

German and Jewish (also Händel): from a pet form of the personal name Hans . Sometimes this can be from a pet form of Heinrich, e.g. Heindl, Haindl. Compare Haendel .

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a merchant, German Handel ‘trade, commerce’.

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

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