Katharina Sprecher

1870–1950 (Age 79)
Serpneve, Bessarabia, Russian Empire

The Life of Katharina

When Katharina Sprecher was born on 30 April 1870, in Serpneve, Bessarabia, Russian Empire, her father, Christian Leberecht Sprecher, was 24 and her mother, Anna Justina Hintz, was 26. She married Gottlieb Adolf on 20 October 1889. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Morton, North Dakota, United States in 1900. She died on 11 February 1950, in Lodi, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 79.

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Katharina Sprecher
Gottlieb Adolf
Marriage: 20 October 1889
Paulina Adolf
Edward Emmanuel Adolf
Anna Adolf
Christian Adolf
Reinhold Gottleib Adolf
Lydia Katherine Adolf

Spouse & Children

20 October 1889


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Parents & Siblings

  • Christian Leberecht Sprecher


  • Female1843–1888Female



  • Male1866–1954Male

  • Female1870–1950Female

  • Daniel Sprecher


  • Magdalena Sprecher


  • Pauline Sprecher


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Age 8

Ottomans recognize independence of Romanian state including western Moldova.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 21

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of German and Middle High German sprechen ‘to speak’, an occupational name for a poet, a reciter, or a public announcer.

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

Sources (3)

  • Cathrina Adolph in household of Gottlied Adolph, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Katharine Adolf in entry for Gottleib Adolf, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Katharine Adolf in entry for Gottleib Adolf, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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