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Catherine Norden Eschmann
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1839
Hanover, Germany
Death: Jan. 6, 1920
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Catherine was the daughter of Hermann Norden and Anna Marie "Katherine" Wulf. About Nov 1851 they immigrated to the United States and arrived at the port of New Orlean, Louisiana, on 23 Dec 1851. The family then settled in Saint Louis, Missouri. On 23 Oct 1858 she married Friederich Carl Eschmann and they had seven children: Marie, William, Henry, Catherine, Julius, Theckla, Emma and Ida. By the time of the 1860 Census she and Fred had moved to Louisville, Kentucky. He died in 1885 and she never remarried. She died of acute dilation of the heart at the age of 80.

Eastern Cemetery was the site of abuse, scandal, and mismanagement for decades. Almost from the very beginning of its existence, multiple burials took place in the same graves, headstones were removed, remains were misplaced or lost, and graves were paved over. The cemetery had space for approximately 30,000 graves but about 130,000 bodies were buried in it.

Catherine's husband, Fred, was initially buried on 31 Jul 1885 in Section 3, Range 21. She purchased two graves with one to be reserved for her. On 10 Nov 1887, Catherine purchased three graves in Section 3, Range 24 (Graves 14, 15, and 16) and Fred was disinterred and reburied in Grave 14. On 03 Feb 1890 her mother, Katherine Marie Norden, was buried in Grave 16. On 16 Sep 1904 her granddaughter Helen M. Campbell was buried in Grave 14 (the same grave as Fred). There is no record of Grave 15 ever having been used.

Catherine, instead, was buried in an unmarked grave in the Wm. Armbruster Lot. It is not known why she was not buried in the vacant grave next to her husband, mother, and granddaughter.

Family links: 
  Anna Marie Wulf Norden (1808 - 1890)
  Friederich Carl Eschmann (1833 - 1885)
  William Henry Eschman (1863 - 1916)*
  Catherine Eschman (1866 - 1867)*
  Henry Eschmann (1869 - 1870)*
  Julius Ernst Eschmann (1874 - 1875)*
  Theckla Auguste Eschmann Zahn (1876 - 1920)*
  Friedericke Ida Eschmann Campbell (1881 - 1940)*
  Heinrich Norden (1833 - 1900)*
  Catherine Norden Eschmann (1839 - 1920)
*Calculated relationship
Eastern Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section A, Range 12, Lot 6
Created by: David Eschman
Record added: Jul 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55046125
Catherine <i>Norden</i> Eschmann
Added by: David Eschman
Catherine <i>Norden</i> Eschmann
Added by: David Eschman
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