|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1824|
|Death: ||May 17, 1925|
La Porte County
Catherine Piatt Andrew was born on her grandfather James Andrew Sr.'s farm in New Burlington, Hamilton County, Ohio. In October of 1831, her family moved into a one room log cabin in the vicinity of the "Anderson House" on the future State Street in La Porte, Indiana. Catherine Piatt Andrew married her first half cousin once removed, Dr. George Lafferty Andrew. Catherine Piatt Andrew upon marrying became Catherine Piatt Andrew Andrew. They lived in La Porte until their children were raised. In 1893, after Dr. Andrew retired, they moved to Chicago, Illinois. Catherine Piatt was a member of the La Porte County Historical Society and wrote a collected work later entitled: "The Recollections of Catherine Piatt Andrew a La Porte Pioneer." Her collective writings have served as an invaluable resource for local and county researchers. She lived to the age of 100. She outlived her parents, siblings, husband and all of her children. Catherine Piatt Andrew-Andrew was named in honor of her grandmother Catherine Piatt Andrew; Find A Grave Memorial #134160642. Catherine Piatt Andrew, her grandmother, was the daughter of Major Andrew Piatt; Find A Grave Memorial #93027754.
The children of Dr. George Lafferty Andrew and Catherine Piatt Andrew:
i. Frank E. Andrew b. 1845. died at an early age.
ii. Mary A. Andrew b. 1851. died as an infant.
iii. Fred G. Andrew (1854-1901); Find A Grave
iv. Sarah L. Andrew Shafer (1856-1913); Find A Grave Memorial# 67568861.
Sarah Andrew married Captain Carlton Shafer who was a company commander of Company B at the Battle of New Market for the Confederate States of America. He was born in Leesburg, Virginia and attended the Viginia Military Institute. After the war he became a lawyer and served as a Maryland legislator. He later moved to LaPorte, Indiana and lived at 1250 Monroe Street with his family. Sarah Andrew Shafer, his wife, was an author. She wrote A White Paper Garden in 1910. She authored several other works as well. She died in an automobile accident at a railroad crossing with her sister on October 18, 1913.
v. Fanny Piatt Andrew Heinze (1859-1913). Fanny Piatt Andrew married Victor Heinze. She died in an automobile accident at a railroad crossing with her sister on October 18, 1913.
Two of Catherine Piatt Andrew-Andrew's great-grandfathers were highly regarded veterans of the American Revolution:
Dr. John Andrew (1748-1814); Revolutionary War Veteran:
The first surgeon form New Jersey to join the Continental Army. He served for seven years and was with George Washington in the Valley Forge campaign and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.
CENOTAPH MONUMENT: (erected in his honor); Find A Grave Memorial# 45821242.
BURIAL SITE: (no marker exists);
Find A Grave Memorial # 22257257.
Major Andrew Piatt (1741-1791); Revolutionary War Veteran: A Quartermaster from Somerset County, New Jersey. a Captain of the 2nd Regiment of Middlesex County, New Jersey Militia, Colonel in Neilson's Regiment, on duty at Cranbury, New Jersey, 1 Feb 1777 to 2 Apr 1777, and later, in 1778, as a Captain in the 5th Batallion, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, Militia.
MEMORIAL SITE: Find A Grave Memorial #93027754.
Catharine Piatt Andrew Andrew writes: Dr. John Andrew became a skilled physician. His first wife was Rachel Chamberlain. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, although he was married and the father of several children, he enlisted and is recorded as being the first surgeon who went form New Jersey. He served seven years and was with George Washington in the terrible Valley Forge campaign, and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. He received nothing but his rations during that time and something for clothing. The government could not pay a dollar when the Army was disbanded. His Revolutionary papers together with the papers of one of his relatives, a Major Zigler, were burned at the time of the burning of the latter's house. When he returned after the declaration of peace, he found that his wife had died in 1775, and his family had been cared for by various relatives. He therefore pushed on to the west in Penn's Valley in Center County, Pennsylvania, where his sister Annabella lived. He resumed his practice of medicine and married Elizabeth McConnell by whom he had a family of sons and daughters. His sister had married Captain Abraham Piatt, Piatt being a name of French extraction. Dr. George L. Andrew, my husband, is descendant from Abraham Piatt Andrew, Sr., the oldest son of Dr. John Andrew and his second wife Elizabeth McConnell. About forty years after the War was over, a pension agent came to see his children and asked if they wanted an investigation made of his Army papers so that they could receive a pension, but they said No, if their father was willing to go through all he did, they did not care anything about the money. When he was quite an elderly man, he moved to Ohio near the city of Hamilton where he died in 1814.
Catharine Piatt Andrew Andrew, the wife of Dr. George L. Andrew, was descended from Dr. John Andrew and his first wife Rachel Chamberlain. Their first son, James Andrew, Sr., married Catharine Piatt, the daughter of Major Abraham Piatt and Annabella Andrew, the sister of Dr. John Andrew. Major Abraham and Annabella Andrew Piatt were the great grandparents of Catharine Piatt Andrew Andrew. Dr. John Andrew and his first wife Rachel were the great grandparents of Catharine Piatt Andrew Andrew. Confusing is the fact that Dr. John Andrew was also the great uncle of Catharine Piatt Andrew Andrew in that he was the brother of her great grandmother Annabella Andrew Piatt. James Andrew, Jr., the son of James Andrew, Sr., was the father of Catharine Piatt Andrew Andrew. Dr. George L. Andrew, the husband of Catharine Piatt Andrew Andrew, was the grandson of Dr. John Andrew and his second wife Elizabeth. Dr. George L. Andrew was the son Abraham Piatt Andrew, Sr., the son of Dr. John Andrew and his second wife placing Dr. George L. Andrew in an earlier generation than his wife Catharine Piatt Andrew Andrew.
Catharine Piatt Andrew Andrew's first cousin, Captain Abraham Piatt Andrew, Jr., the son of Abraham Piatt Andrew, Sr., the brother of James Andrew, Jr., the father of Catharine Piatt Andrew Andrew, had a son Abraham Piatt Andrew, III. Abraham Piatt Andrew, III (1873-1936), the first cousin once removed of Catharine Piatt Andrew Andrew, was a significant figure in American history. The A. Piatt Andrew Bridge over the Annisquam River in Massachusetts is named in his honor. He was a U.S. Congressman in Massachusetts from 1921 until he died in 1936 at his "Red Roof" mansion in Gloucester, Mass.
James Andrew (1799 - 1895)
George Lafferty Andrew (1822 - 1911)
Frank E Andrew (1848 - 1852)*
Mary A Andrew (1851 - 1851)*
Frederick George Andrew (1854 - 1901)*
Sara Louise Andrew Shafer (1855 - 1913)*
Catharine Piatt Andrew Andrew (1824 - 1925)
James Andrew (1839 - 1842)*
Pine Lake Cemetery
La Porte County
Plot: 234 Maple
Maintained by: Terry W.
Originally Created by: Ashley Warkentien
Record added: Aug 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74621863