Catherine Hammerly

1820–13 May 1884 (Age 64)
Notre-Dame-du-Touchet, Manche, Lower Normandy, France

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Hammerly was born in 1820, in Notre-Dame-du-Touchet, Manche, Lower Normandy, France, her father, Jean Hommeril, was 25 and her mother, Marie Lechavalier, was 22. She married Friederich Thomas Gorenflo about 1833, in Bavaria, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Fairview, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Blairstown, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 13 May 1884, at the age of 64, and was buried in Blairstown, Benton, Iowa, United States.

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Friederich Thomas Gorenflo
Catherine Hammerly
Marriage: about 1833
Mary Gorenflo
Edmond Gorenflo
Sophia Gorenflo

Spouse and Children

about 1833
Bavaria, Germany


    Mary Gorenflo


    Edmond Gorenflo



Parents and Siblings

    Jean Hommeril


    Marie Lechavalier




    Jean Baptiste Hommeril



World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 0

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Hammerle .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Gorenflo in household of Fred Gorenflo, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cahonin Gonfloe in household of F Gonfloe, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cathrine Goufloc in household of Francis Ritter, "United States Census, 1870"

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