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Catherina Josephine "Kate" Gibmeyer

Catherina Josephine "Kate" Gibmeyer

Female 1887 - 1907  (20 years)

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  • Name Catherina Josephine Gibmeyer 
    Nickname Kate 
    Born 9 Oct 1887  Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 9 Oct 1887  Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Dec 1907  Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I473  Simon and Related Families
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2014 

    Father John Frederick Gibmeyer,   b. 16 Mar 1853, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1924, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Agnes Antonia Wilhelmina Schütte,   b. 16 Dec 1853, Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1929, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1879  Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Gibmeyer, Catherine - Birth and Baptism
    Gibmeyer, Catherine - Birth and Baptism
    1887 birth and baptismal record from the church records of St. Michael's RC Church, Baltimore, Maryland, in the Maryland State Archives.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Full date of 9 October 1887 from Register of Baptisms for St. Michael's RC Church, Baltimore, Maryland. On microfilm at the Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Microfilm # MdHR M 1539-4, page 38. Baptismal witness--Catherina Myer.
      Full date given as 9 October 1888, though, in genealogical research of Ormond D. Higgins.
      Month and year of birth given as October 1888 in 1900 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, E.D. 67, Sheet 14A, Line 23. State of birth given as Maryland. Enumerated as Catherine Gibmeyer, with parents John F. and Agnes Gibmeyer.

      CHRISTENING: Full date from Register of Baptisms for St. Michael's RC Church, Baltimore, Maryland. On microfilm at the Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Microfilm # MdHR M 1539-4, page 38. Baptismal witness--Catherina Myer.

      OCCUPATION: Worked for a lady selling records, according to the recollection of Agnes Simon Riesett.

      DEATH:
      Full date from genealogical research of Ormond D. Higgins.
      Died of galloping consumption, according to Agnes Simon Riesett.

      FAMILY HISTORY SKETCH: The following biographical sketch of was written by Agnes Simon Riesett, from oral history that had come down in the family.
      “Catherine Gibmeyer "Kate" was born October 9, 1887. She was the family "scaredy-cat". Every night before she went to bed she would throw her shoe across under the bed and if it came out the other side, she was safe--there was no one hiding under the bed. As a young girl, she went to work for a woman who sold records from a shop in her home. This woman had a retarded son, so the arrangement suited her needs. Kate worked evenings and always dreaded walking through the dark airy-way to the rear of the house when she came home. She would take it at a dead run and burst through the kitchen door, out of breath but safe. Cousin Fred thought this was very funny and, to improve on the joke, he set up at the end of the airy-way, one night, an old coffin that had been left over from the undertaking business. He hid in the coffin and when he heard Kate's feet begin their nightly run, he sat up and moaned. Fortunately, Kate survived. Another result of Kate's late hours was that she wasn't home too much and no one at home realized that she was getting run down and developing a chronic cough until it was very severe. She went down hill quickly and on December 17, 1907, at the age of 20, she died of "galloping consumption."


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