|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1806|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1892|
Catherina's first child, Maria, was apparently illegitimate. Her birth is recorded as "natural" with only her mother named. When Catharine married Joseph Baechler, he adopted Marie and it was recorded as such in the margin of her birth certificate.
Emigrated in 1836 on ship "Francis DePau" ( New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 > 1836 > July > 22 > Francis Depau Ship's List, page 1) arriving from LeHavre on July, 22. Those on the ship included Joseph Backler 26, Catherina 27, Marie 5. Also in the family group: Joseph Sommer 74, Barbe Sommer 75, Christian Sommer 32, Marie Sommer 23, Salome Sommer 17 and Barbe Sommer 55 and Andrew Sommer (24 on page 2).
Catharina was very tiny. She was just over 4 feet tall, and was affectionately referred to as "Little Grandma". She served as a midwife to many woman in her area.
BAECHLER - On the 28th of January, 1892, near Flanagan, Livingston Co., Ill., of general debility, Sister Catharine, widow of the late Bro. Joseph Baechler, aged 85 years, 11 months and 26 days. Of their seven children three remain, also 25 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. She was buried in the Waldo graveyard on the 30th, followed to the grave by many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in Steinman's meeting house by Stephen Staehley, Daniel Orendorff, Joseph Zehr and R. Schmitt.
Joseph Baechler (1810 - 1878)*
Maria Catherina Sommer-Baechler King (1829 - 1920)*
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Record added: Dec 16, 2008
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