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Katherine Marie "Kate" Riefkohl Mehner
Birth: Nov. 1, 1866
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 1951
Rusk
Cherokee County
Texas, USA

Katharine Riefkohl Mehner, my g-grandmother, was the 7th of 7 children born to Karl August Riefkohl (1826-1870) and Marie Schimmelpfenning (1830-1927);

Katharine married Gustav Hermann Mehner 2 February 1885 at the age of 18 years and had 7 children - 6 of whom survived:
(1) Carl Ferdinand Mehner (1889-1961);
(2) William Richard Mehner (1891-1972);
(3) Herbert Paul Mehner (1893-1949);
(4) Otto Edward Mehner (1896-1918),
(5) George Herman Mehner (1898-1948) and
(6) Anna Frances Mehner Cook (1900-1984) - my grandmother.

On November 24, 1900, a cyclone hit Flatonia, Texas, extensively damaging Katharine and Gustav's seltzer plant, stables and home. Probably due to the stress, Gustav Mehner, - my g-grandfather, died on December 5, 1900, just a few weeks later, at the age of 40. Kate was left a widow with 6 small children; she subsequently ran a boarding house in Flatonia, Texas. Kate never remarried.

Katharine died at the age of 84 on 21 July 1951 in Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas; I know that my father - her grandson - spoke fondly of his grandmother and would visit her often when he was a boy. 
 
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 Parents:
  Karl August Riefkohl (1826 - 1870)
  Marie Schimmelpfenning Riefkohl (1830 - 1927)
 
 Spouse:
  Gustav Hermann Mehner (1860 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  Carl Ferdinand Mehner (1889 - 1961)*
  William Richard Mehner (1891 - 1972)*
  Herbert Paul Mehner (1893 - 1949)*
  Otto Edward Mehner (1896 - 1918)*
  George Herman Mehner (1898 - 1948)*
  Anna Frances Mehner Cook (1900 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bertha Riefkohl Bohmfalk (1855 - 1918)*
  Theresa Ann Riefkohl Ruekle (1856 - 1939)*
  Marie Riefkohl Pfullmann (1857 - 1936)*
  August Riefkohl (1859 - 1936)*
  Herman Riefkohl (1863 - 1940)*
  Katherine Marie Riefkohl Mehner (1866 - 1951)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
KATE MEHNER
Nov. 1, 1866
July 21, 1951
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Flatonia
Fayette County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Cheryl Cook Singleton
Record added: Jan 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32992521
Katherine Marie Kate <i>Riefkohl</i> Mehner
Added by: Cheryl Cook Singleton
 
Katherine Marie Kate <i>Riefkohl</i> Mehner
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Katherine Marie Kate <i>Riefkohl</i> Mehner
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- Tx☆Oma
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
Rest in heavenly peace.
- C A B
 Added: Jan. 17, 2009
 
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