Katharina Recktenwald

Female27 September 1833–28 October 1911

Brief Life History of Katharina

When Katharina Recktenwald was born on 27 September 1833, in Urexweiler, Sankt Wendel, Saarland, Germany, her father, Peter Recktenwald, was 27 and her mother, Elisabeth MEISER, was 25. She had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters with Johann Hinsberger. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 28 October 1911, in Hampton, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hampton Township Cemetery, Hampton Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johann Hinsberger
Katharina Recktenwald
Magdelena Hinesberger
John Hinsberger
Catherine Hinsberger
Barbara E Hinsberger
Paul M Hinsberger
Peter Joseph Hinsberger
John Hinsberger
Mary Hinsberger
Minnie A Hausberger

Sources (9)

  • Katharina Hausberger in household of John Hausberger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Record of Birth/Marriages/Children Peter Recktenwald -1.Elisabeth Meiser 2.Barbara Huber
  • Kathernina Recktenwald Hinsberger, "Find A Grave Index"

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Children (9)

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries: 1834: Rock Island, Illinois, United States

1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 19

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 23

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Diether, Jutta, Rudi.

German: habitational name from Recktenwald, near Saarbrücken.

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

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