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Catherine "Katie" Willems/Williams Laux
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1831
Death: Dec. 4, 1880
Sleepy Eye
Brown County
Minnesota, USA

Catherine was born Berlingen, Daun, Eifel, Prussia and immigrated June 15, 1846 to New York, NY from Antwerp, Belgium on the Mermede Ship with her family,
Father Anton Willems
Mother Elizabeth Scholzen
Brother Caspar Willems
Brother Martin Willems (Williams)Find A Grave Memorial# 70807147.

She and her son were caught in a historic snowstorm December 1880.

Mrs. Nicolas Laux and her son, 21, were driving home from Sleepy Eye. They left about 4p.m. After they had reached the prairie south of Iberia they lost their way and wandered all night in the vain hope of finding some friendly shelter.

"When Sunday morning dawned, they found themselves in a slough near Lake Hanska and within sight of William Miner's house, but it was 2 p.m. before they reached the house, and then only for Mrs. Laux to lie down and die. Her son also had his legs and hands badly frozen, and the team was found dead in the slough where it had been abandoned by Mrs. Laux and her son."

From the New Ulm Review and the New Ulm Daily Journal - Minnesota;
by Nancy Besse
Family links: 
  Nicholas Laux (1832 - 1901)
  John Krieg (1860 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Catholic Cemetery
Sleepy Eye
Brown County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: dm wms
Record added: Aug 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75056442
Catherine Katie <i>Willems/Williams</i> Laux
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Catherine Katie <i>Willems/Williams</i> Laux
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2nd great grand niece.
- dm wms
 Added: Aug. 16, 2013

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