Catharina Helmer

24 March 1801–29 March 1886 (Age 85)
Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life of Catharina

When Catharina Helmer was born on 24 March 1801, in Herkimer, New York, United States, her father, Conrad Frederick Helmer, was 35 and her mother, Anna Margaret Folts, was 32. She married Jacob Wollaber about 1821, in Montgomery, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Steuben, Oneida, New York, United States for about 30 years. She died on 29 March 1886, in Steuben, Steuben, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Steuben, Steuben, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Wollaber
Catharina Helmer
Marriage: about 1821
George Henry Wollaber
Margaret Anna Wollaber
Mary E Wohleben
Jemina Wohleben
Daniel Wolaber

Spouse and Children

    Jacob Wollaber



about 1821
Montgomery, New York, United States


    George Henry Wollaber


    Margaret Anna Wollaber


    Mary E Wohleben


    Jemina Wohleben


    Daniel Wolaber


Parents and Siblings

    Conrad Frederick Helmer


    Anna Margaret Folts




World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 South German: occupational name for a helmet-maker, from Middle High German helm ‘helmet’ + the agent suffix -er.2 German and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’ + heri, hari ‘army’; or from one composed of the elements hail ‘whole’, ‘sound’ + mari, meri ‘renowned’; or from one composed of the elements helm ‘helmet’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, a derivative of Helm .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Woliver in household of George H Woliver, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catharine Wollaber in household of George H Wollaber, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Catherine Wolaber in household of George H Wolaber, "United States Census, 1850"

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