Katharina Unruh

1875–1960 (Age 84)
Parker, Turner, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Katharina

When Katharina Unruh was born on 22 June 1875, in Parker, Turner, South Dakota, United States, her father, Johann T. Unruh, was 27 and her mother, Catherine Pauls, was 26. She married Henry H. Adrian on 17 November 1895, in Carson Township, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Loma, Cavalier, North Dakota, United States in 1910 and Little River Township, Reno, Kansas, United States in 1920. She died on 25 January 1960, in Buhler, Reno, Kansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Buhler, Reno, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Katharina Unruh
Henry H. Adrian
Marriage: 17 November 1895
Tena Elsie Adrian
Helena Adrian
August Herbert Adrian
Lydia Lilly Adrian
Martha Adrian
Bertha Adrian

Spouse & Children

17 November 1895
Carson Township, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Johann T. Unruh


  • Catherine Pauls




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 2

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

German:1. nickname for a restless or quarrelsome person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German unrouwe, unrāwa ‘unrest’, ‘disturbance’. 2. habitational name from places called Unruh, in East Prussia, or Unrow. 3. nickname for a careless or casual person, from Middle High German unruoch ‘careless’, ‘negligent’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Katharine Unruh in household of John T Unruh, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • Katie Adrian in household of H H Adrian, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Katie Adrian in household of Henry H Adrian, "United States Census, 1910"

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