Catherine Rarig

1842–1920 (Age 78)
Roaring Creek Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Rarig was born on 8 May 1842, in Roaring Creek Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Elias Rarig, was 22 and her mother, Regina Whitner, was 23. She married Jacob Rhoads on 8 November 1860. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Mahanoy City, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 11 July 1920, in Bloomsburg, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Rhoads
1835–1911
Catherine Rarig
1842–1920
Marriage: 8 November 1860
Hannah Elizabeth Rhoads
1861–1936
Alice Regina Rhoads
1863–1889
Louisa Elmira Rhoads
1865–1918
Mary Emma Rhoads
1868–
Malena Catharine Rhoads
1870–1944
Adam Rhoads
1873–1877
Elias Howard Rhoads
1876–1877
Edward Franklin Rhoads
1878–1940
Ray Matilda Rhoads
1880–
Daniel Rhoads
1883–1884
Owen Herbert Rhoads
1885–1950

Spouse and Children

    Jacob Rhoads

    Male1835–1911Male

    Female1842–1920Female

MARRIAGE
8 November 1860
children

(11)

    Hannah Elizabeth Rhoads

    Female1861–1936Female

    Alice Regina Rhoads

    Female1863–1889Female

    Louisa Elmira Rhoads

    Female1865–1918Female

    Mary Emma Rhoads

    Female1868–Female

    Malena Catharine Rhoads

    Female1870–1944Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (7)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 21

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Rahnig, a nickname from Middle High German rāmic ‘dirty’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Catherine Rarick in household of Elias Rarick, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cath Rarich in household of Elias Rarich, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catherine Rhoads in household of Jacob Rhoads, "United States Census, 1910"

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