Clara Mary Reifenrath

Clara Mary Reifenrath

Cedar County, Nebraska, USA
Death 21 Apr 1968 (aged 81)
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
Burial Saint James, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 47386450 · View Source
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SS. Philip and James Catholic Church, Observing 96 Years of Catholic Faith, 1904-2000, P89

Clara Reifenrath

Clara was born June 10, 1886, the youngest child of Gerlach and Mary (Schmidt) Reifenrath. She received her education at the Parochial School in St. Helena. She played the organ at the St. James Church. She took care of her mother until she died in 1918. She then kept house for priests. Later, she became the housekeeper for Archbishop Edward J. Hunkler for 32 years. She died at his residence in Kansas City, Kansas in April of 1968.

Clara donated much money and articles to the parish. She also donated 1/2 acre of land with the cottage of it north of the church, to the parish in 1964.

Clara was the last of the living descendants of the Gerlach Reifenrath family, who were pioneer settlers in the Brookey Bottom area of Cedar County. She was buried in the cemetery adjoing the church of SS. Philip and James.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 47386450
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clara Mary Reifenrath (23 Jun 1886–21 Apr 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 47386450, citing Saints Philip and James Catholic Cemetery, Saint James, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Jane Marie Morrison (contributor 46857866) .