Catherine Shade

22 May 1846–11 June 1892 (Age 46)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Shade was born on 22 May 1846, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Shade, was 38 and her mother, Hannah Haffa, was 36. She married Emanuel Bressler about 1864, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Hegins Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Layton Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 11 June 1892, in Belgrade, Nance, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Main Cemetery, Belgrade, Nance, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emanuel Bressler
Catherine Shade
Marriage: about 1864
Morris Bressler
Rufus Adam Bressler
Cora Alice May Bressler
Calvin Emanuel Bressler
Winnie Catherine Bressler
Elizabeth Vyonia Bressler
Charles Iria Bressler
Harry Walter Bressler
Edward Bressler

Spouse and Children

about 1864
Pennsylvania, United States


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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

Age 1

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 11

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 17

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English:1. topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary, from Old English scēad ‘boundary’. 2. nickname for a very thin man, from Middle English schade ‘shadow’, ‘wraith’. 3. Americanized spelling of German and Dutch Schade .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Bressler in household of Emanuel Bressler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catherine Bresler in household of Michal Bresler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Katie Shade in entry for Elizabeth Anstine, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

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