Pauline was baptized by Father Carl Pfeiffer at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm, Benton Co., MN on 22 May 1891. Her godparents were Joseph Tishberek and Julia Halfman.
Pauline was living in Palmer Township, MN with her parents and siblings at the time of the 1900 census.
At the time of the April 4, 1930 census, Pauline was 38 years old and living with her husband Felix on their own farm valued at $4,500 (approx. $45,000 in 2001 dollars) in St. George Township. They did not own a radio. She stated that they were married when she was 24 and he was 26 years old