Catherine Beck1

(25 July 1829 - 18 May 1908)

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Family Group:Ohlheiser

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildCatherine Beck was born on 25 July 1829, the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, or France.2
BrideA person whose name is unknown married Catherine Beck circa 1850. Sam and Catherine's daughter Anna was born at sea 27 April 1850.3
Second MarriageAfter 1850, in New York, Catherine Beck married second Georg Peter Ohlhaüser, son of Johan Joseph Ohlhaüser and Maria Katharina Merz. Catherine Beck was the widow LaMong... her first husband was Sam LaMong. Catherine brought a young daughter to the marriage, Anna Catherine LaMong, who was born at sea in 1850 at the time of the LaMong's immigration. This marriage, Peter to Catherine, took place sometime after 1850, probably in New York.
     Peter apparently adopted Catherine's daughter as Anna appears with his surname in census returns for his family.2,4
DeceasedShe died on 18 May 1908 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., Washington, at the age of 78.2

Children with Georg Peter Ohlhaüser:

Residences and Censuses

Catherine and Peter Ohlheiser appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of the Village of Saugatuck, Allegan Co., Michigan, enumerated 4 June 1870. Peter was 54 years old, born in Baden (but was now a citizen of the U.S.) and working as a day laborer. He valued his real estate at $550. Catherine was 44 years old, born in Luxemburg and shown to be a house keeper. Their children Anna, Louis, Josephine, Peter, Clement and Joseph were listed as living with them.5

Sources - Citations

  1. [S657] Jane Williams, Compiler, Lee/Ayers/Williams/Ryan Family Tree, online at:; (RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project), accessed 8 Sep 2009, gives this spelling.
  2. [S657] Lee/Ayers/Williams/Ryan Family Tree, 8 Sep 2009, date and place.
  3. [S657] Lee/Ayers/Williams/Ryan Family Tree, 8 Sep 2009.
  4. [S870] Peter Oleheiser household, 1870 U.S. Census, Allegan Co., Michigan, population schedule, Villllage of Saugatuck, Sheet no. 11 - written in space provided; 365 stamped in opposite corner, dwelling 89, family 84; Washington: National Archives. , LaMong dtr with Ohlheiser surname.
  5. [S870] Peter Oleheiser household, 1870 U.S. Census, Allegan Co., Michigan, names, ages, birth places, relationships inferred.
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