Katharina Oster

8 April 1899–25 August 1979 (Age 80)
Boyd, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Katharina

When Katharina Oster was born on 8 April 1899, in Boyd, Nebraska, United States, her father, Christian Oster, was 40 and her mother, Elisabeth Pfaff, was 37. She married Johann WEIß on 13 May 1917, in Ruff, Grant, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Batum, Adams, Washington, United States in 1930 and Ruff Election Precinct, Grant, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 25 August 1979, in Ruff, Grant, Washington, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Kappel Cemetery, Schrag, Adams, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johann WEIß
Katharina Oster
Marriage: 13 May 1917
Daniel John Weis
William Christian Weis
Norma Elizabeth Weis
Vernon Manfard Weis

Spouse and Children

13 May 1917
Ruff, Grant, Washington, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 11

Historical Period 1910: Grant, Washington, United States

Age 21

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish (Öster) and German: topographic name from Swedish öster, Middle Low German and Middle High German ōster ‘eastern’, denoting someone who lived to the east of a settlement or who had come there from the east. In many cases the Swedish name is probably ornamental.2 German: nickname for someone who had a connection with the festival of Easter (for example, someone who was born or baptized at that time), from Oster ‘Easter’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic or ornamental name from German Ost ‘east’ or ornamental name from German Oster ‘Easter’; compare 1 and 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Katie Oster im Haushalt von Christ Oster, „United States Census, 1910“
  • Katy Oster in household of Christ Oster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Katie Weis in household of John Weis, "United States Census, 1930"

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