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Catherine Slack Kier

Birth
Kentucky, USA
Death 17 Feb 1875 (aged 66)
Mendon, Chariton County, Missouri, USA
Burial Mendon Township, Chariton County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 95618086 · View Source
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Catherine's ancestors were the original Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam, now New York. She is also a 5th cousin of President Theodore Roosevelt. Her father was born Roeloff Sleght but Americanized his name to Ralph Slack and his children also kept the new spelling of the family name. She was born in Kentucky during some kind of turmoil and her family moved to Brown County, Ohio. Catherine was the 4th of eight children of Ralph Slack.
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Catherine's father Ralph Slack was married twice. And according to the "History of Delaware County, Ohio" published in 1880, page 796 Catherine is the daughter of Ralph's 1st wife Nancy Still.
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Other sources have Catherine's mother as Ralph's 2nd wife Margaret Riley but this account in the "History of Delaware County, Ohio" which emphatically states that Nancy Still is Catherine's mother seems the most official story.
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Catherine married William Kier in 1833 ( either on January 8th or August 1st) in Brown County, Ohio. The 41 members of Ancestry.com who have Catherine Slack Kier on their trees are split as to her marriage date. Catherine and William had several children including Margaret Kier Purkey, John A Kier, Barbara Kier Parish, Jacob Winfield Kier, James Harvey Kier, George Bailey Kier, & Marie Antoinette Nettie Kier Dudney. In the 1870's several family members died of typhus. In 1876 after Catherine's sad demise, the rest of the family moved to Kansas to get away from all the dying. Her husband died in Kansas while staying with their son, James Harvey Kier, near Hoyt, Kansas.


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  • Created by: Timothy
  • Added: 19 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95618086
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine Slack Kier (13 May 1808–17 Feb 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95618086, citing Mendon City Cemetery, Mendon Township, Chariton County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Timothy (contributor 47882389) .