Catherine Brossman

14 October 1834–1915 (Age 80)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Brossman was born on 14 October 1834, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Brossman, was 29 and her mother, Leah Krill, was 27. She married Henry Netzley on 2 March 1856, in DuPage, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Azusa, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1900 and Glendora, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. She died in 1915, at the age of 81, and was buried in Glendora, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Henry Netzley
Catherine Brossman
Marriage: 2 March 1856
Adelia Netzley
Rufus Irving Netzley
Jared Netzley
Horace Netzley
Mary Matilda Netzley
Laura Emma Netzley
Ira B Netzley
Marvin G Netzley
Lillie M Netzley

Spouse and Children

2 March 1856
DuPage, Illinois, United States


    Adelia Netzley


    Rufus Irving Netzley


    Jared Netzley


    Horace Netzley



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Brossman


    Leah Krill




    Lavina Brossman



    Lydia Brossman



    Martin Brossman


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Age 29

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Bross .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Brussman in household of Jacob Brussman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catherine Netyly in household of Henry Netyly, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Katharine Netzley in household of Henry Netzley, "United States Census, 1910"

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