Katherine Ann Gans

18 January 1883–25 March 1971 (Age 88)
St. Cloud Township, Stearns, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Katherine Ann

When Katherine Ann Gans was born on 18 January 1883, in St. Cloud Township, Stearns, Minnesota, United States, her father, Joannes Mathias Gans, was 38 and her mother, Margret Fischer, was 33. She married Arnold John Stember on 19 August 1907, in Stearns, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in School District 89, Wibaux, Montana, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 25 March 1971, in Duarte, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Arnold John Stember
Katherine Ann Gans
Marriage: 19 August 1907
Marguerite M Stember
Carl Theodore Stember
Paul A Stember
Adelaide Marie Stember
Edward Arnold Stember

Spouse and Children

19 August 1907
Stearns, Minnesota, United States


    Marguerite M Stember


    Carl Theodore Stember


    Paul A Stember




Parents and Siblings

    Joannes Mathias Gans


    Margret Fischer




    Josephus Gans


    Joannes Gans


    Agnes Gans


    Anna Catharina Gans


    Anna M. Gans


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 1

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch:1. from Dutch and German gans ‘goose’, hence a nickname for a foolish person or a metonymic occupational name for someone who bred or tended geese, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a goose. 2. nickname for a healthy or strong person, from Middle Low German gans ‘whole’, ‘complete’, ‘healthy’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Katherine A Sternber in household of Arnold J Sternber, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Catharina Gans in household of John Gans, "Minnesota, State Census, 1885"
  • Katie A Gans, "Minnesota, State Census, 1905"

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