Catherine Ann Hillebrand

7 May 1922–4 September 1985 (Age 63)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Catherine Ann

When Catherine Ann Hillebrand was born on 7 May 1922, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, John Frank Hillebrand, was 32 and her mother, Sadie Barkowski, was 22. She lived in Detroit Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 4 September 1985, in Grosse Pointe, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Joseph August Versichele
Catherine Ann Hillebrand

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    John F. Hillebrand


    James Ralph Hillebrand


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1928 · The Detroit Zoo

Age 6

The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, ""He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them.

Age 19

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

North German and French: variant of Hildebrand .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine A Hillebrand in household of John F Hillebrand, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Catherine Hillebrand in household of John F Hillebrand, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Catherine Versical, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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