Katherina Baer

4 August 1845–21 June 1937 (Age 91)
Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Katherina

When Katherina Baer was born on 4 August 1845, in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Heinrich Baer, was 31 and her mother, Margaretha Wolfer, was 35. She married Dietrich Zweifel on 1 November 1864, in Providence, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Culver, Ottawa, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Elgin, Union, Oregon, United States in 1910. She died on 21 June 1937, in Summerville, Union, Oregon, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Summerville, Union, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dietrich Zweifel
Katherina Baer
Marriage: 1 November 1864
Louisa Zweifel
Johann Zweifel
Richard Dietrich Zweifel
Katie Zweifel
Henry H. Zweifel
Anna Marie "Annie" Zweifel
John Jacob Zweifel
Lewis Oswald Zweifel
Joseph Edward Zweifel
David Alfred Zweifel
Rosa Helen Zweifel

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1864Providence, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 9
    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 25
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    German (also Bär): from Middle High German ber ‘bear’, a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear, or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. In some cases it may derive from a personal name containing this element. Compare Bar 2.Jewish (Ashkenazic; also Bär): from the Yiddish male personal name Ber, from Yiddish ber ‘bear’. Compare Bar 1.Germanized form (also Bär) of Sorbian Běr: see Bar 3.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Katherin Baer in entry for Richard D Zweifel, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Katherine Zweiful, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Katherina Baer in entry for Lewis Zweifel and Addie E Griffin, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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