Catharine Nelson

3 April 1831–25 May 1872 (Age 41)
Wayne, Ohio, United States

The Life of Catharine

When Catharine Nelson was born on 3 April 1831, in Wayne, Ohio, United States, her father, Robert Jacob Nelson, was 32 and her mother, Katherine Karp, was 35. She married Jacob Jontz on 10 April 1851, in Wayne, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Seward Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 May 1872, in Silver Lake, Lake Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Silver Lake, Lake Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States.

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Jacob Jontz
Catharine Nelson
Marriage: 10 April 1851
Thomas Abraham Jontz
Robert M Jantz
Susan E. Jontz
Joseph Jontz
Leila Dora Jontz
Emma Jontz

Spouse and Children

10 April 1851
Wayne, Ohio, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Jacob Nelson


    Katherine Karp




    Dr. William C Nelson



    Charles F Nelson


    Thomas Nelson


    Robert M Nelson


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 5

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 5

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal, Anglo-Scandinavian forms of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic.2 Americanized spelling of the like-sounding Scandinavian names Nilsen , Nielsen , and Nilsson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Jantz in household of Jacob Jantz, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catharine Jontz in household of Jacob Jontz, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catharine Nelson, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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