Katherina Richter

17 March 1881–26 November 1955 (Age 74)
Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy, Bessarabia, Russian Empire

The Life of Katherina

When Katherina Richter was born on 17 March 1881, in Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy, Bessarabia, Russian Empire, her father, Christian Richter, was 49 and her mother, Christina Maas, was 31. She married Jakob Metz on 3 January 1902, in Klöstitz, Bessarabia, Russian Empire. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in McLean, North Dakota, United States in 1935 and Garrison, McLean, North Dakota, United States in 1940. She died on 26 November 1955, at the age of 74, and was buried in Garrison Cemetery, Garrison, McLean, North Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jakob Metz
1878–1937
Katherina Richter
1881–1955
Marriage: 3 January 1902
Christian Metz
1902–1987
Otto Metz
1905–
Bertha Metz
1906–
Emma Metz
1908–
Johannes Metz
1912–1958
Elsie Metz
1915–2012
Hulda Metz
1917–
Edna Katherine Metz
1918–2009
Lydia Metz
1920–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 January 1902
Klöstitz, Bessarabia, Russian Empire
children

(9)

    Male1902–1987Male

    Otto Metz

    Male1905–Male

    Bertha Metz

    Female1906–Female

    Emma Metz

    Female1908–Female

    Johannes Metz

    Male1912–1958Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Christian Richter

    Male1831–1914Male

    Christina Maas

    Female1849–1922Female

siblings

(12)

    Karolina Richter

    Female1870–1877Female

    Elisabetha Richter

    Female1871–1911Female

    Johannes Richter

    Male1871–1896Male

    Christina Richter

    Female1875–1936Female

    Female1877–1977Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1889

Age 8

North Dakota is the 39th state.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name or status name for an arbiter or judge, Middle High German rihtære (from rihten ‘to make right’). The term was used in the Middle Ages mostly to denote a part-time legal official. Such communal conciliators held a position of considerable esteem in rural communities; in eastern Germany the term came to denote a village headman, which was often a hereditary office. It is in this region that the surname is most frequent.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a rabbinic judge, from modern German Richter ‘judge’ (see 1 above). See also Dayan .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Katherina Metz in household of John Metz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Katherina Metz in household of Jacob Metz, "North Dakota Census, 1915"
  • Katie Metz in household of Jacob Metz, "North Dakota Census, 1925"

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