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Catharina "Katy" "Catherine" Lamb

Female 1848 - 1866  (18 years)


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  • Name Catharina "Katy" "Catherine" Lamb 
    Born 4 May 1848  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Interesting misfortune 
    Name Katie Lamb 
    Residence 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-34893 
    Died 12 Jun 1866  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Cause: consumption 
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I34893  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2021 

    Father Johannes "John" Lamb,   b. CALC 17 Jul 1818, Kalbach, District of Fulda, Hesse, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1879, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Philippina Weiss,   b. CALC 12 Dec 1826, , Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1883, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1847  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F251604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Died

      In Preston, on the 12th of June, Katy only daughter of John Lamb Esq., of Preston, and bride of Mr. Jacob E. Klotz, aged 18 years.

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      In Memoriam

      Catherine Lamb, only daughter of John was born in Preston, May 4th, 1848. She was a robust child, and enjoyed good health until attacked by the disease, which resulted in her death. She early exhibited those traits of character which endear the child, and whose regular development adorn the woman. She was tidy, cheerful, obedient and apt to learn. She loved her teacher and school mates, and was loved by them with a heartiness, that made the schoolroom and its play ground the dearest spot in the village to her. She made rapid talent for vocal and instrumental music. She was passionately fond of music, and with an industry rarely found among young persons, she copied with the most scrupulous neatness many hundred pieces of music and gems of song. She was equally expert in the German and English languages, and the rich treasures of son which this opened to her were diligently employed. One favorite German song was "Die deutsche Mutter," (the German Mother,) a ditty full of patriotism and pathos. "Die Kraft des Gebetes" (the power of prayer) was one she delighted to play and sing, and her last act of public devotion was to hym this stirring melody on the organ of the Lutheran Church in Preston.

      As she grew up to her social qualities endeared her to every one with whom she came in contact. She was modest without bashfulness, talented without ostentation and amiable without affection. Her gifts, humour and cheerfulness were her free unconscious and natural contribution to every social gathering in which she was present. Katy, as she was always called, was a favorite everywhere, her genial smile and liberal hand winning the respect of the old and the affection of the young.

      The girl was budding into a woman, and that life of woman's life, love had been awakened in her heart. She was betrothed to Mr. Jacob E. Kloz of Preston, on the 18th of June, 1865. A group of friends celebrated the event at the residence of the latter's father. In a year more the betrothed were to go to the altar. The betrothal is both a fruition and an anticipation. In preparations solemn and merry, cheerful and grave, she set about filling up the interval. In September, Consumption, death's most insidious and relentless agent, laid his hands upon her. It was unheeded. Slowly and mercilessly his grasp tightened. It became serious. All that the most devoted loved could do was done. Death was inevitable. She bore up with patience and vigor. She sought to comfort and consoled those who waited so tenderly on her. She was thankful and resigned - she never murmured. But nothing could help her. She maintained her consciousness and reason to the last, and on the 12th of June, 1866, with her hand clasped in that of her beloved Jacob, the world with all its joys and sorrows, for her faded away forever. Instead of being led to the altar she has been carried to the tomb - her bridal robes have become a winding sheet and the blooming bride is now a foetid corpse.

      Farewell Katy, farewell. Sweet memories cling around thy name. Thou didst thy duty lovingly and well. Thy pure spirit could no longer break bonds of clay and hath ascended to it place. Peace to thy ashes - Com.

      Preston, 18 Jun 1866.

      Dumfries Reformer 20 Jun 1866

  • Sources 
    1. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 20.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Jun 1866.
      Catharine Lamb died 12 Jun 1866 in Preston, daughter of John, 18 yrs.

    3. [S1473] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1861, Div. 1 Page 1.

    4. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Fence around plot] [Monument] [Front] Hier ruhet/ Katy LAMB geboren den 4ten Mai, 1848/ gestorben den 12ten Juni 1866/ und Einzine? Tochter von/ Johannes & Philippine LAMB./ [Right side] Verse./ [Left side] Hier ruhet/ John LAMB gest. Nov. 24, 1879/ Alt. 61 Jah. 4 Mo. 7 T.

    5. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 20 Jun 1866.
      Lamb, Catherine (Katy) died 12 Jun 1866 In Preston, aged 18 years, of consumption. Only daughter of John Lamb, Preston, and bride-to-be of Jacob E. Klotz. [Note: there is a lovely, long obituary in the newspaper.]

    6. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev. Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Church, Preston, report 80.
      John Lamb married Philippina Weiss both of Waterloo, married 27 Apr 1847 Preston

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 May 1848 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: consumption - 12 Jun 1866 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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