Kathering was born on 3 JUN 1844 in Germany, the daughter of Adam Burghardt and Margaret.
She died on 25 AUG 1931 in Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin.
Her husband was Wilhelm Kemmerling, who she married in 1862. The place has not been found. Their ten known children were Katherine (1864-1928), Elizabeth N. (1867-1944), Caroline (1869-1890), Lana (c1872-1870), Josephine (1875-1950), William (1877-?), Theresa (c1880-1953), Conrad (1883-c1942), Agnes E. (1885-1904) and Henry B. (1887-1887).
|Birth||3 JUN 1844||
|Death||25 AUG 1931||
!Source: Phyllis Grissom's sources: 5. Cecil Grissom Private Library, kathleen Neumann Graber, A HISTORY OF THE GREBER/GRAEBER/GREBER FAMILY 1680 -1980 [1981 privately published Oshkosh, Wisc]. Cit. Date: 27 Oct 2001 6. A HISTORY OF THE GREBER/GRAEBER/ GRABER FAMILY 1680 - 1980, Kathleen Neumann Graber, A HISTORY OF THE GREBER/GRAEBER/ GRABER FAMILY 1680 - 1980 [privately published]. Cit. Date: 27 Oct 2001 7. Kemmerling Family Group Sheet Trace, Vivienne Trace, Kemmerling Family Group Sheet Trace, Mineral Point Tribune 3 Sept 1931. Cit. Date: 27 Oct 2001 8. Cecil Grissom Private Library, kathleen Neumann Graber, A HISTORY OF THE GREBER/GRAEBER/GREBER FAMILY 1680 -1980 [1981 privately published Oshkosh, Wisc], pp 47 - 81. Cit. Date: 12 Dec 2001 9. Kemmerling Family Group Sheet Trace, Vivienne Trace, Kemmerling Family Group Sheet Trace, 1860 Census page 204/453 Mineral Point, Wisc. Cit. Date: 27
!Note: Kemmerling name seems to be Dutch. All Kemmerlings located so far are either in the U.S. or in Burgerlijke Stand, Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands. Katherine arived in the U.S. in 1856. Katherine listed her parents as being born in Prussia, Germany, but this is not inconsistant with the state of affairs in Europe at the time. Germany at the time was not a nation, but rather a whole collection of separate little kingdoms. Prussia was warlike, and its borders shifted greatly.
!Notes: From Rex Hotchkiss. 1900 U.S. Census reported that she came to the U.S. in 1856, and had given birth to 14 children, of which 7 were still living.
!Notes: From Rex Hotchkiss. Searching for a German girl named Katherine, who was 19 in 1860, and lived in Mineral Point, where she might have met William Kemmerling, gives only one result: Catharine Shafer, of Luxenberg, Germany, the young wife of a cabinet maker from Nassau named Joseph Shafer. She was 19. He was 30. Could this young wife have become a young widow and then met John Norman? Note: At this time all of the small countries to the east of France were listed as "Germany".
!Source: The following and much of what is recorded for Kathering's children and family comes from "Descendants of Kathering BURGHARDT First Generation" by Phyllis Grissom
!NOTES: From Phyllis Grissom. ID: I112 * Name: Kathering BURGHARDT * Given Name: Kathering * Surname: BURGHARDT * Name: Burkhart * Given Name: Burkhart * Surname: * Sex: F * Birth: 3 Jun 1844 in Germany * Death: 25 Aug 1931 in Mineral Point, Wisc 1 * Note:
!Notes: From Phyllis Grissom. * Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Mineral Point, Wisc, 2 3 * Census: 1880 Mineral Point, Wisc 4 * Change Date: 2 Jul 2002 at 07:55 * OBJE: * FORM: bmp * FILE: Katherine burghardt Kemmerling and brother Henry.bmp * Title: Great grandmother Kemmerling * Note: Back of the picture states "Uncle Henry from Iowa" * _SCBK: Y * _PRIM: Y * _TYPE: PHOTO * Note:
!Research: From Phyllis Grissom. His wife was Catherine Burghardt ***? think her parents were Adam and Margaret Burghardt I have them on a census in 1860 Mineral Point, Iowa Co., Wi. Page 204/453 998/1000 Margaret Burghardt 54 F 400 Prussia/Germany Charley 26 M LaborerPrussia/Germany Catharine 16 F Prussia/Germany 1001 George Nutrick [?] 40 M ShoemakerPrussia/Germany Christ Hacto [?] 34 M Laborer Prussia/Germany Henry Burghart 14 M Prussia/Germany Robert 10 MPrussia/Germany Mary A. 12 FPrussia/Germany **Also in 1860 with a family surname Ellinger, page 484/235 City of Mineral Point, Ia Co., Wi. Dwelling 1229/1219 Henry Burghart 19 M CabinetmakerPrussia **Also in 1860 city of Mineral Point, Ia Co., Wi. page 486/237 family of George Priestly page 485/236 and next page after continues; family dwelling 1241/1231 They have a Joseph Burghart 21 M Boot/Shoemaker Prussia Catherine [Burghardt] Kemmerling born June 3, 1844 Germany/Prussia Died August 25, 1931 Mineral Point, Iowa Co., Wi. * She appeared on the census in 1880 in Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin.
!Notes: From Phyllis Grissom. Kathering married Wilhelm KEMMERLING- [MRIN:1], son of Jacob KEMMERLING-, in 1862. Wilhelm was born in Nov 1825 in Fuerstenberg, Germany,6, 7 died on 8 Jan 1901 in Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin At age 75, and was buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Minteral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin.
!Notes: From Phyllis Grissom. Vivienne Trace has the a copy of the original of obituary for Katherine Burghardt Kemmerling.. She also states that Katherine came to America at the age of 11. 6 of Katherine's children died before her.
!Notes: From Phyllis Grissom. There is a picture of Katherine with a gentleman. The notation on the back of the picture says."Grandmother Kemmerling brother Uncle Henry from Iowa. Believe the picture belonged to Sister Carissima, daughter of John Norman and Catherine Kemmerling,[daughter of the above Katherine - When Sister Carissima felt she was close to her death, she divided up all the pictures she had gathered over the years. she sent packets to each of her nieces and nephews. This picture of her Grandmother Kemmerling with her Uncle William is from the packet sent to Don Kuelper of Rockford, Ill. No last name was given for "Uncle Henry". Since the name Burghardt has been established as the maiden name of Katherine, is it is supposed that her brother would also be a Burghardt.
!Research Notes: From John Freese. - Kemmerling, William - Shown as the head of the household. A white male born Nov. 1826. Current age is 73. He has been married for 38 years. He immigrated to the USA in 1856. He was born in Germany and his occupation is shown as Tailor. - Kemmerling, Catherine - A married white female who was born in June of 1852. Current age is 57 years. She was the mother of 14 children of whom 7 are still living. She has been married for 38 years and was born in Germany. She has been a citizen since 1856 and has lived in the USA for 44 Years. - Kemmerling, Elizabeth - She is the daughter of William Kemmerling and was born in December of 1867. She is single and was born in the State of Wisconsin - Kemmerling, William - He is the son of William Kemmerling and was born in December of 1877. He is 22 years of age and is single. He was born in Wisconsin. - Kemmerling, Conrad - He is the son of William Kemmerling and was born in July of 1882. He is 17 years of age and single. He was born in Wisconsin. - Agnes E. Kemmerling - She is the daughter of William Kemmerling and was born in in October of 1885. She is 14 years old and was born in October of 1885. She is single and was born in Wisconsin. - Agnes A. Reger - She is the granddaughter of William Kemmerling [born 1826]. She is a white female born December 1889 She is 10 years old and single and was born in Wisconsin. - My experience with the Federal Census has been mixed as far as accuracy is concerned. If you see something here that looks unrealistic or is known to be incorrect, please let me know. This census is taken from Microfilm # 1241791 from the Latter Day Saints Collection and was taken on 13 June 1900. in the town of Mineral Point, Wisconsin - Enumeration district Number .
!Obituary: Mineral Point Tribune dated September 3, 1931 [information from Vivienne Trace, provided by Phyllis Grissom.] OBITUARY - KEMMERLING. - Last week’s Tribune noted the death of Mrs. Catherine Burghardt - Kemmerling, which occurred on the 25th of August at her home in this city, at the age of 87 years and 2 months. - Few indeed are those who have lived so many hours of devotion for the welfare and happiness of all with whom she came in contact as did Mrs. Kemmerling. It is the lives of such good people that make earthly existence a pleasure. - Catherine Burghardt was born in Germany and came to this country when 11 years of age. Here she became the wife of William Kemmerling, an Industrious, good citizen who preceded her in death 32 years ago; six children also passed on to the mysterious beyond before the mother. The children surviving are; Mrs. P. Reger and Mrs. Albert Roether of Mineral Point, William of Janesville, Conrad of Rockford, and Theresa at home; also 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, most of whom although in other cities in this state, Illinois and Michigan, were present for the funeral services. Grandsons and great-grandsons served as pallbearers. - Mrs. Kemmerling was the last member of a good sized family of Burghardt. Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s church last Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with Fr. Joerres officiating. Burial was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery beside that of her husband.