Mary Catherine Black

Female11 July 1827–23 June 1898

Brief Life History of Mary Catherine

When Mary Catherine Black was born on 11 July 1827, in Smicksburg, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Frederick Black, was 26 and her mother, Mary Catherine Crissman, was 20. She married George Stoer in 1844, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 23 June 1898, in Canoe Ridge, Canoe Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Smicksburg, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Stoer
1815–1885
Mary Catherine Black
1827–1898
Marriage: 1844
John George Stoer
1858–1920
Margaret D Stear
1862–1944

Sources (5)

  • Catharine Steer in household of George Steer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catharine Steer, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Catherine Stear, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1844Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 3

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

    1846

    Age 19

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: chiefly from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or dark-haired man. However, Middle English blac also meant ‘pale, wan’, a reflex of Old English blāc ‘pale, white’ with a shortened vowel. Compare Blatch and Blick . With rare exceptions it is impossible to disambiguate these antithetical senses in Middle English surnames. The same difficulty arises with Blake and Block .

    Scottish: in Gaelic-speaking areas this name was adopted as a translation of the epithet dubh ‘dark, black-(haired)’, or of various other names based on Gaelic dubh ‘black’, see Duff .

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames directly or indirectly derived from the adjective meaning ‘black, dark’, for example German and Jewish Schwarz and Slavic surnames beginning with Čern-, Chern- (see Chern and Cherne ), Chorn-, Crn- or Czern-.

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

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