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Ann Catherine “Kittie” Michael Hewitt Schindler

  • Birth 21 May 1809 Harmony, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 24 Mar 1909 Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 90240677

[The following is from the "Stembel Family History Project" at "familyhistory.stembel.org" by Skip Stembel.]
Ann Catherine was born on May 21, 1809, near Harmony, Maryland. She was known as "Kittie" all her life. At the age of 23, and single, Ann Catherine moved to Ohio with her sisters Rebecca. Five years later she married Col. Leeds Hewitt. Col. Hewitt was a widower with a son from his previous marriage. Ann and Leeds had one child - a daughter, but just two months after her birth - and less than one year after their marriage - Leeds died. Ann and her infant daughter returned to her childhood home of Middletown, Maryland, and moved in with her grandfather, Frederick Stembel. Frederick's wife had died two years earlier. Soon after the 1840 census Kittie married David Schindler. David was a widower with three children. Ann and David had three more children.

David owned a farm near Middletown. According to the 1850 census, his farm consisted of 135 improved acres, and 60 unimproved acres. The farm was valued at $10,000. This was somewhat above average in both size and value for a farm in the Middletown area.

In 1856, Ann Catherine once again was widowed. David was just 46 years old when he died. Ann Catherine was left with four children, aged 17 (who soon married), 14, 8, and 6. She never remarried.

Ann Catherine died in 1909, just two months shy of her 100th birthday. She was buried in the Middletown Reformed Church Cemetery


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  • Created by: Gary L. Evans
  • Added: 16 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90240677
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Catherine “Kittie” Michael Hewitt Schindler (21 May 1809–24 Mar 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90240677, citing Christ Reformed Cemetery, Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Gary L. Evans (contributor 46882919) .