Catharina Gertrudis Schepers

22 August 1831–12 February 1907 (Age 75)
Nieuwstadt, Limburg, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Catharina Gertrudis

When Catharina Gertrudis Schepers was born on 22 August 1831, in Nieuwstadt, Limburg, Netherlands, her father, Godfried Schepers, was 30 and her mother, Maria Gertrudis Severen, was 25. She married John Felton on 6 April 1853. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Minnesota, United States in 1870 and Chanhassen, Carver, Minnesota, United States in 1880. She died on 12 February 1907, in Shakopee, Scott, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Shakopee, Scott, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Felton
Catharina Gertrudis Schepers
Marriage: 6 April 1853
Margaret Felton
Elizabeth Felton
Michael Felton
Auguste Felton
Angela Emily Felton
Margareta Felton
Nicholas Felton
Angela Paulina Felton
Theodore Felton
Nicholas Felton
Anna Catherine Felten
Henry Felton
Nicholas Felton
Peter Felton
Dominic Felton
Mary Catherine Felton
John Felton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 April 1853
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 8
    The current province Limburg of the Netherlands only came into existence in 1839, after the finalization of the separation of Belgium from the Netherlands which had begun in 1830.
    Age 22
    Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch and North German: patronymic from Scheper .

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

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    Sources (24)

    • Catharina Felton in household of John Felton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Catherine Friederich in entry for Angela Kurvers, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
    • Catherina Felten in household of John Felten, "United States Census, 1860"

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