Catherine Lavina Greisch

Brief Life History of Catherine Lavina

When Catherine Lavina Greisch was born on 5 February 1895, in Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota, United States, her father, Hubert Greisch, was 33 and her mother, Catherine Bonnert, was 24. She married Peter Mathew Privet on 7 May 1918, in Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Mayville Township, Houston, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years and Caledonia Township, Houston, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 November 1985, in Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Mathew Privet
Catherine Lavina Greisch
Marriage: 7 May 1918
Eileen Catherine Privet
Rose Marie Privet
LaVern Joseph Privet
Ronald Henry Privet

Sources (16)

  • Katherine Privett, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Catherine Privet, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Catherine Greisch Privet in entry for Lavern Joseph Privet, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · The Kensington Runestone

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

German: from an East Central German, Slavic-influenced (see 3 below) pet form of the personal name Gerhard .

German: variant of Giersch .

Germanized form of Sorbian Geriš and Gěriš: from a Sorbian pet form of the German personal name Gerhard (compare 1 above). Compare also Gerrish .

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

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