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.
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’.