Catharine Stryker

10 March 1798–21 May 1882 (Age 84)
Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Catharine

When Catharine Stryker was born on 10 March 1798, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Arnold Strycker, was 47 and her mother, Barbara Hershey, was 3. She had at least 8 daughters with Tobias W. Wanner. She lived in Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1871. She died on 21 May 1882, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hespeler, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Tobias W. Wanner
Catharine Stryker
Barbara S. Wanner
Hannah S Wanner
Nancy S Wanner
Catherine S. Wanner
Mary Wanner
Susannah S. Warner
Leah Wanner

Spouse and Children




    Hannah S Wanner


    Nancy S Wanner


    Catherine S. Wanner


    Mary Wanner


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    John Strycker



    Elizabeth Strycker


World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 14

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch (Strijker): occupational name for someone whose job was to fill level measures of grain by passing a flat stick over the brim of the measure, thus removing any heaped excess.2 Possibly an altered spelling of English Striker , or even an Americanized spelling of German Streicher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cathrine Wanner in household of David Panabaker, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Cathr Strizer in entry for David Pannebecker and Geo Wariner, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Catherine Stryaker in entry for Leah Manner Panabaker, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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