Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Cathrina Pfaff

Female 1828 - 1908  (80 years)


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  • Name Cathrina Pfaff 
    Born 5 Aug 1828  , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Birth 15 Aug 1838  [3
    Residence 1856  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration 1858  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Catherine Pfaff 
    Name Cathrina Decher 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-54182P 
    Died 16 Nov 1908  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: nephritic (several months) & senile complaints (some months) 
    Buried St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Conestogo, Woolwich, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I54182  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Philip Pfaff,   b. Abt 1817, of, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anna Maria,   b. Abt 1817, of, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F14410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philip Decher,   b. 7 Nov 1831, , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1908  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1856  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F14006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • We have this week to chronicle the not unexpected demise of one of our aged residents in the person of Catharine Pfaff, wife of Phillip Decher which took place on Monday morning. Deceased was born in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, in 1828. She came to this country in her youth and in 1856 was married to Philip Decher, and has lived here ever since. She leaves her sorrowing husband, who also lies at the point of death, a sister, Mrs. George Scheifele of this village, and several adopted children. She had been seriously ill for about six months. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon and was attended by a large number of friends and family.

      1aElmira Advertiser-Nov 21, 1908

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-2 Page 10.

    2. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 3 Page 8.

    3. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 33940 (1908), Catharine Decher.
      Catharine Decher d. 16 Nov 1908 Conestogo, b. 15 Aug 1828 Germany, wife of Philip Decher, cause: nephritic (several months) & senile complaints (some months)

    4. [S353] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran CC#4592 Conestogo Internet Link.
      Rest/ Philip Decher/ Geboren Nov 7/ 1831 in Hessen Darmstatt/ Gestorben Dec 14 1908/ seine Frau Catarine Pfaff/ geborn Aug 5 1838/ Gestorben Nov 16 1908/ Decher

    5. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Philip Decher, joiner of Woolwich married 19 Aug 1856 Berlin, banns to Catherine Pfaff of Woolwich, witnesses: Christ. Steuernagel of Woolwich? & Henry Decher of Waterloo

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1856 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Aug 1856 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1858 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: nephritic (several months) & senile complaints (some months) - 16 Nov 1908 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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