Catherine Helena Schwarzer

Female16 October 1904–30 May 1999

Brief Life History of Catherine Helena

When Catherine Helena Schwarzer was born on 16 October 1904, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Albert August Schwarzen, was 25 and her mother, Anna M. Wertner, was 22. She lived in United States in 1949. She died on 30 May 1999, in Hollidaysburg, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert August Schwarzen
Anna M. Wertner
Catherine Helena Schwarzer
Joseph Albert Schwarzer
Mary Schwarzer

Sources (9)

  • Catherine H Schwarzen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Catherine Hellen Schwaryer, "Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976"
  • Catherine H. Schwarzer, "Find A Grave Index"

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Siblings (3)

World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 1

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Dieter, Angelika, Bernd, Fritz, Hedwig, Helmut, Horst, Joerg, Kurt, Otto.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from an inflected form of Middle High German swarz, German schwarz, meaning ‘the black one or the dark one’.

German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Schwarz.

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

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