Catharine Amelia Plantz

Female1831–5 February 1890

Brief Life History of Catharine Amelia

When Catharine Amelia Plantz was born in 1831, in Orwell, Oswego, New York, United States, her father, Michael M. Plantz, was 31 and her mother, Hannah Rima, was 24. She married Charles Wells Cogswell on 4 April 1852. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Camden, Oneida, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 5 February 1890, in Orwell, Oswego, New York, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Orwell, Oswego, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Wells Cogswell
Catharine Amelia Plantz
Marriage: 4 April 1852
George M. Cogswell
Child Cogswell
Dr Joseph Nelson Dewitt Cogswell
Mary Elizabeth Cogswell
William James Cogswell
Sarah Bertha Cogswell
Henry Lincoln Cogswell
Miley Cogswell
Frances A. Cogswell
Child Cogswell

Sources (13)

  • Catharine Planter in household of Michael Planter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catharine A Cogswell, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • E. A. Plantz in entry for Joseph Nelson Devitt Cogswell and May Adala Howlett, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1852
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (6)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 5

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 32

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Pflanz .

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

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