Catherine Hunsicker

14 June 1820–18 February 1855 (Age 34)
Skippack Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Hunsicker was born on 14 June 1820, in Skippack Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Garret Detweiler Hunsicker, was 33 and her mother, Catharine Funk Detweiler, was 31. She married Abraham Grater on 8 March 1840, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Perkiomen Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 18 February 1855, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Skippack, Skippack Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Grater
Catherine Hunsicker
Marriage: 8 March 1840
Garret Hunsicker Grater
Lewis H. Grater
Catharine Grater
Michael H. Grater
Mary A. Grater

Spouse and Children

8 March 1840
Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States


    Garret Hunsicker Grater


    Lewis H. Grater




    Catharine Grater


    Michael H. Grater


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (5)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 10

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Swiss German Hunziker .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine Grater in household of Abraham Grater, "United States Census, 1850"
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey, U.S., Church and Town Records, 1669-2013

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