Katrina Franziska Kammerer
b. 11 February 1862, d. 8 July 1928
- Father: Johannes Kämmerer b. 16 November 1827, d. 6 February 1912
- Mother: Anna Elisabetha Dexheimer b. 15 September 1821, d. 4 March 1913
- Katrina Franziska Kammerer was born on 11 February 1862 in Niagara County, New York.
- She was known as Kate.
- Johannes Kämmerer and Anna Elisabetha Dexheimer, appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included Katrina Franziska Kammerer, Adam Kammerer, Susanna Kammerer, Jacob Andrea Kammerer, Philippina Kammerer, Anna Marie Kammerer and Helen Kammerer.
- Johannes Kämmerer and Anna Elisabetha Dexheimer appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1875 in Niagara County, New Yoirk. Other members of the household included Katrina Franziska Kammerer, Adam Kammerer, Jacob Andrea Kammerer, Philippina Kammerer, Anna Marie Kammerer and Charles Otto Ernest Ford. While John, Elizabeth, Adam and Jacob "Kimmerer" are recorded at the bottom of page 51, daughters Phebe, Katie, Mary and Helen "Kimmerer" are enumerated 10 pages away at the top of page 62, appearing to be daughters of Daniel and Elizabeth Ott.
- Johannes Kämmerer and Anna Elisabetha Dexheimer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Suspension Bridge, New York. Other members of the household included Katrina Franziska Kammerer, Helen Kammerer and Jacob Andrea Kammerer.
- She witnessed the marriage of Conrad Frank and Philippina Kammerer on 5 April 1883 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 270 Hickory; Witness for the groom was John Gestenmeyer.
- She married Louis Eimer on 5 June 1883.
- Louis Eimer and Katrina Franziska Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 422 Fifth Street. Other members of the household included Louise Kammerer Eimer, Christiana Franziska Eimer and Paul Frederick Eimer.
- Louis Eimer and Katrina Franziska Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 422 Fifth Street. Other members of the household included Louise Kammerer Eimer, Christiana Franziska Eimer and Paul Frederick Eimer.
- The following appeared on 17 July 1911 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: [Died] Susan Young, nee Kammerer, wife of Oliver Young of this city. She leaves husband, mother, father, two daughters, Mrs. George Benning and Miss Alice, two sons, William of this city, John of Kansas City, Mo., also six sisters, Mrs. Louis Eimer, Mrs. Chas. Ford, Mrs. Albert Hoffman, Mrs. Fred Borth and Mrs. George Barnett, both of Buffalo, and Mrs. C. Frank of Devil's Lake, Dakota, one brother, Jacob Kammerer of Toronto. Funeral from family residence, 1347 Whitney avenue, Tuesday, July 18th, at 2 p. m., and from the Zion Lutheran Church at 2:30.
- The following appeared on 9 September 1913 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: At 6:30 o'clock this evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eimer of No. 422 Fifth street, will occur the marriage of their daughter, Louise Kammerer Eimer to Mr. John Guinther of this city. The house will be attractively decorated with flowers, and palms, and the ceremony will be performed before the mantel which will be banked with asters, ferns and hydrangeas. Rev. Herman Brezing, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church will officiate in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. The bride will be gowned in white crepe meteor and Venetian lace, with cap of duchess lace. She will carry a bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. Miss Lola Willis of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, who will be bridesmaid, will wear a gown of apricot messaline, veiled with pale blue chiffon, and will carry pink roses. Mr. Norman Ray of Massena, N. Y., formerly of this city, will be best man. The bridal party will enter the parlor to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Helen Kammerer of this city, and Mr. George J. Barnett will sing, "I love you, dear." After the ceremony, a wedding supper will be served in a marquee on the lawn, and covers will be laid for ten at the bride's table which will be centered with a large wedding cake. Cut flowers will also form part of the decorations. After a wedding trip to the Thousand Islands, returning via the Adirondacks, Mr. and Mrs. Guinther will be at home at No. 422 Fifth street. Guests will be present from Toronto, Ont., Massena, N. Y., Ann Arbor, Mich., and Buffalo.
- The following appeared on 30 June 1916 in The Buffalo Morning Express: The marriage of Miss Gertrude Barnett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Barnett, and Joseph F. Lepine was solemnized at 7 o'clock last evening in the Presbyterian church of the Covenant, the Rev. John D. Campbell officiating. The church was decorated with palms, evergreens, pink peonies and marguerites. Ropes of Smilax were caught from the chandeliers. The pews for the house guests were marked with pink peonies and marguerites. Carl Kammerer of Niagara Falls, cousin of the bride, played a programme of organ music as the guests were assembling, ending in the Lohengrin bridal chorus as the bridal party entered, led by the ushers, Myron B. Bloy of Detroit, Mich., and William Lewis. The ushers were followed by the maid of honor, Miss Myrtle Hutchinson, and the two bridesmaids, Miss Helen Kammerer of Niagara Falls and Miss Ruth Barnett, sister of the bride. The bride entered with her father and was met at the altar by the bridegroom and his best man, George J. Barnett. She wore a gown of pussywillow taffeta with lace and pearl trimmings. Her veil was fastened with orange blossoms and she carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the valley. The maid of honor, wore green-flowered voile trimmed with green satin bands and carried an arm bouquet of Ophelia roses. Miss Kammerer wore pink-flowered voile trimmed with pink satin bands and carried an arm bouquet of pink Killarney roses. A reception to 100 guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Barnett in Waverly street followed the ceremony. Palms, pink and white peonies and roses adorned the rooms. The bride's table was laid for fourteen and was centered with pink roses. The other guests were seated at small tables which were centered with pink candelabra. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. John Guenther of Welland, Ont., Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Barnett, Miss Nettie Platt of Alden, J. A. Kammerer of Toronto, Ont., Mrs. and Mrs. M. H. Mayle, Miss Helen Mayle, Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Eimer, Paul Eimer, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ford, Mrs. Adam Kammerer, Miss Marie Kammerer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford, Miss Louise Ford, Charles Ford, Jr., Miss Norma Hoffman, Miss Alice Young, Mr. and Mrs. George Benning, Miss Elsa Vorwerck of Niagara Falls, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Loehr of Lancaster, Miss Gladys Williams of Toronto., Ont., Mr. and Mrs. M. Bloy of Detroit, Mich., Miss Winifred Hewetson and Miss Vera Hewetson of Brampton, Ont., Miss Alma Hart of Scranton, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Lepine will spend their honeymoon in the Catskill mountains and will be at home after August 1st in Buffalo.
- She was a sponsor at the baptism/christening of Robert Louis Cooley on 12 November 1916 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- Louis Eimer and Katrina Franziska Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 422 Fifth Street. Other members of the household included Paul Frederick Eimer.
- In January 1921, Katrina Franziska Kammerer was living in Niagara Falls, New York, at 422 Fifth Street cited in death notice of brother JA Kammerer, funeral at her home.
- The following appeared on 18 January 1921 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Word has been received by relatives in this city, of the death of Jacob A. Kammerer of Toronto, Ont. Mr. Kammerer contracted pheumonia and died very suddenly, while on a business trip to Cochrane, Ont.
Mr. Kammerer was born in this city and lived here for about 25 years. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kammerer of Lockport street, and brother of Mrs. Margaret Borth and Mrs. Geo. W. Barnett of Buffalo, Mrs. Louis Eimer, Mrs. Charles O. Ford, Mrs. A. J. Hoffman and the late Adam Kammerer and Mrs. Oliver Young.
Mr. Kammerer had made his home in Toronto for many years, and is survived by his widow and five daughters.
- Kammerer sisters Libby, Helen, Kate, Maggie, Phoebe and Mary were photographed together, possibly on the occasion of the death of their brother Jake in 1921.
- The Kammerer sisters and their sister-in-law Lucy Weiler Kammerer, posed for a photograph during the 1923 Kammerer family reunion.
- Katrina Franziska Kammerer died on 8 July 1928 at age 66 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at Memorial Hospital.
- Louis Eimer became a widower at her death.
- She was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 9 July 1928 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Katherine F. Eimer, 66 years old, died in Memorial Hospital at 1 o'clock yesterday, a few hours after she had been admitted to the hospital suffering from heart disease. She had been ill only two days.
Born February 11, 1862, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Kammerer, pioneer residents of Suspension Bridge, Mrs. Eimer lived in this city all her life. In 1883 she was married to Mr. Eimer. Mrs. Eimer was a devoted member of the Zion Lutheran church. She had a wide circle of friends throughout the city.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Paul F. Eimer, and two daughters, Mrs. Louise E. Guinther and Mrs. Christie E. Cooley, all of this city. Five sisters also survive. They are, Mrs. Margaret Borth, Buffalo; Mrs. Charles O. Ford and Mrs. A. J. Hoffman, of this city; Mrs. Cornelius Frank, Devil's Lake, N. D. and Mrs. Elizabeth Barnett, of Buffalo. There are three grandchildren, George Henry and Robert Louis Cooley and John Paul Guinther, of this city.
The funeral will be held from the family home, 422 Fifth street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Herman Brezing of the Zion Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
- Last Edited: 17 Apr 2015