Catharina Hamman

16 April 1797–
Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Catharina

When Catharina Hamman was born on 16 April 1797, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Johann George Hamman, was 43 and her mother, Susannah Knauss, was 43. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with John Mertz.

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Family Time Line

John Mertz
Catharina Hamman
Sarah Martz
John Owen Martz
Lydia Martz
John Henry Martz
George Martz

Spouse and Children



    Sarah Martz


    John Owen Martz


    Lydia Martz


    John Henry Martz



Parents and Siblings

    Johann George Hamman





World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 15

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 33

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

Respelling of German Hammann .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Catharine Hamann in entry for George Mertz and Lydia Tice, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994;

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