Catherine Cecilia Ress

Female9 October 1911–25 October 1985

Brief Life History of Catherine Cecilia

When Catherine Cecilia Ress was born on 9 October 1911, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, her father, August Francis Ress, was 26 and her mother, Rosa Carolina "Carrie" Zacheres, was 32. She married George Adam Knecht on 3 May 1935, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years. She died on 25 October 1985, at the age of 74.

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George Adam Knecht
Catherine Cecilia Ress
Marriage: 3 May 1935
Maryjane Knecht
Janice Catherine Knecht
Georgetta Marie Knecht
William Joseph Knecht

Sources (12)

  • Kathrine Knecht, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Catherine Cecilia Ress, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Catherine Ress in entry for Mary J Knecht, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1935Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 1

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1912 · McCreary County Created

    Age 1

    Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.


    Age 20

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    German: nickname for an irascible or excitable man, from Middle High German ræsse ‘wild, raging’.

    German (Bavaria): topographic name from ress ‘slope’ or ‘drainage channel’.

    German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with rād, rāt ‘advice, counsel’.

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

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