Catherine Hare

1809–about 1844 (Age 35)
Canada

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Hare was born in 1809, in Canada, her father, Johannes Hare, was 43 and her mother, Annatje Vrooman, was 40. She married Henry Merkley on 26 February 1826, in Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died about 1844, in South Dundas, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

Henry Merkley
1800–1892
Catherine Hare
1809–1844
Marriage: 26 February 1826
Marie Merkley
1828–1917
Simon Henry Merkley
1830–1923
Eliza A. Merkley
1837–
John Merkley
1841–
Ann I. Merkley
1842–
Catherine Merkley
1832–1913
Alvira Merkely
1835–
Martha Merkley
1837–
William Wesley Merkley
1837–1927
Charles Merkley
1841–1913

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 February 1826
Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada
children

(10)

    Marie Merkley

    Female1828–1917Female

    Simon Henry Merkley

    Male1830–1923Male

    Female1832–1913Female

    Alvira Merkely

    Female1835–Female

    Eliza A. Merkley

    Female1837–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Hare

    Male1766–1812Male

    Annatje Vrooman

    Female1769–1813Female

siblings

(8)

    Female1792–Female

    Male1794–1879Male

    Nancy Hare

    Female1796–Female

    Kadalia Hare

    Female1798–Female

    William Hare

    Male1800–Male

+3 More Children

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍr, meaning ‘long-lasting’. In Ireland this name is found in County Armagh; it has also long been established in Scotland.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Ó hAichir ‘descendant of Aichear’, a personal name derived from the epithet aichear ‘fierce’, ‘sharp’. In Ireland this name is more commonly Anglicized as O’Hehir.3 English: nickname for a swift runner (possibly a speedy messenger) or a timorous person, from Middle English hare ‘hare’. However, the surname Ayer and its variants was sometimes recorded as Hare.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Catherine Hare in entry for Marie Mccaslin, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Catherine Merkley in entry for Charles Tousaint and Catharine Merkley, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Catherine Hare in entry for Simon Henry Merkley, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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