Mary Catherine Bachmeyer

2 April 1862–5 October 1957 (Age 95)
Four Corners, Jennings, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Catherine

Mary Catherine Bachmeyer was born on 2 April 1862, in Four Corners, Jennings, Indiana, United States as the daughter of F X Bachmeyer and Mary Steel. She married Edward N Rutherford on 23 February 1892, in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Fairfield Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States in 1910. She died on 5 October 1957, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward N Rutherford
Mary Catherine Bachmeyer
Marriage: 23 February 1892
Mary Mandaina Rutherford
Francis M Rutherford
Florence Anna Rutherford

Spouse and Children

23 February 1892
Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    F X Bachmeyer


    Mary Steel




World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 3

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 28

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German bach ‘stream’ + meier ‘steward’, ‘tenant farmer’ ( see Mayer ), denoting a farmer whose farm lay beside a stream.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary C Rusterford in household of Edward M Rusterford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary C Rutherford in household of Ed Rutherford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Catherine Rutherford, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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