Catharine Elizabeth Casselman

18 August 1828–18 August 1901 (Age 73)
Williamsburg, South Dundas, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Catharine Elizabeth

When Catharine Elizabeth Casselman was born on 18 August 1828, in Williamsburg, South Dundas, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, her father, Michael Casselman, was 28 and her mother, Magdalena D Beckstead, was 18. She married George Michael Merkley on 24 December 1847, in Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Dundas, Ontario, Canada in 1901. She died on 18 August 1901, in Williamsburgh, Dundas, Canada West, British Colonial America, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mariatown, Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

George Michael Merkley
1824–1907
Catharine Elizabeth Casselman
1828–1901
Marriage: 24 December 1847
Alvin Merkley
1849–1906
George W. Merkley
1851–1922
Lydia Ann Merkley
1853–1874
Jacob Thomas Merkley
1856–1894
Edgar Merkley
1858–
Anson Merkley
1861–1927
Maria Elizabeth Merkley
1864–1950
Mary Merkley
1866–1947
Emma Lavina Merkley
1871–1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 December 1847
Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada
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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 39

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 41

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1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 58

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

Name Meaning

Americanized or older spelling of the German habitational name Kasselmann, denoting someone from Kassel ( see Kassel ), or Kesselman .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Catherine E Merkley in household of Michel Merkley, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Meikel in entry for Anson Merkley, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Catharine Merker in entry for George W. Merker and Gertrude A. Davis, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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