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Katherine Heisner Brandau
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1874
Hessen, Germany
Death: May 7, 1964
Will County
Illinois, USA

Katherine's obituary incorrectly states that she was born in Illinois, but she was born in K÷engswald, Hessen, Germany. She was the eighth child of George and Anna Sophia Heisner (Heussner).

Two brothers, Paul and Peter emigrated to America before she was born and Katherine and her family would follow in 1882.

She married George Paul Brandau, a Civil War Veteran, and a widower, when she was 18 years old on April 17, 1893. George and Katherine had three children, George Paul, Walter William, and Laura Sophie.

When Katherine was only 38 years old she was a widow when her 76 year old husband died.

From her Obituary:
Mrs. Katherine Brandau 90, of Orland Park formerly of Frankfort, died Thursday at the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Worth Township following a lingering illness.

Mrs. Brandau was born in the Frankfort area and lived there most of her life. She lived in Orland Park for 25 years. Survivors include a son,Walter of Frankfort; a daughter, Mrs. Laura Cooper of Orland Park, 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grand children and one great-greatgrand child.

She was preceded in death by a son, George of Joliet and her husband George . Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Frankfort.

May 8 1964 Chicago Daily Tribune
Katherine Brandau, nee Heisner, age 90, of Orland Park, beloved wife of the late George; devoted mother of Walter, Laura Cooper, and the late George; grandmother of nine; great-grandmother of 19; great-great-grandmother of one. Resting at Schmaedeke Funeral Home, 143rd street and Southwest highway, Orland Park, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, Interment Rosehill cemetery, Frankfort, Visitation after 2 p.m. friday, FI 9-0111
Family links: 
  George Heusner (1830 - 1907)
  Anna Sophia Heusner (1832 - 1911)
  George Paul Brandau (1836 - 1913)
  George Paul Brandau (1894 - 1964)*
  Walter William Brandau (1896 - 1986)*
  Laura Sophia Brandau Cooper (1898 - 1993)*
  William J. Heusner (1857 - 1934)*
  Adam J. Heisner (1862 - 1942)*
  Anna Katrena Heisner Corp (1866 - 1900)*
  Barthel Heisner (1869 - 1957)*
  Christian Heisner (1871 - 1940)**
  Katherine Heisner Brandau (1874 - 1964)
  Peter Heusner (1883 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Will County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jul 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9033233
Katherine <i>Heisner</i> Brandau
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Katherine <i>Heisner</i> Brandau
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Katherine <i>Heisner</i> Brandau
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Remembering you on this day. Rest in peace and God bless you and your family

- Medora
 Added: Feb. 2, 2006

- brknhrt
 Added: Feb. 24, 2005

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