b. 24 March 1856, d. 28 September 1938
- Father: Johannes Balz b. 24 July 1823, d. 23 March 1886
- Mother: Catharina (?) b. 11 October 1821, d. 14 November 1888
- Catharine Balz was born on 24 March 1856 in Whitehaven, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
- Johannes Balz and Catharina (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Peebles, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, living not far from Nicolaus Balz.. Other members of the household included Catharine Balz, Jacob Balz and Nicolaus Balz.
- Johannes Balz and Catharina (?), appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Schleswig, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, living not far from Nicolaus Balz.. Other members of the household included Catharine Balz, Nicolaus Balz, John Balz, Wilhelm Balz and Henry Balz.
- Johannes Balz and Catharina (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Schleswig, Wisconsin. Other members of the household included Catharine Balz, John Balz, Wilhelm Balz and Henry Balz. Granddaughter "Catie Balz," age 3, has not yet been identified. William is also enumerated in the household of his brother Nicolaus.
- She married John Leonhard on 16 May 1882 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
- Catharine Balz became a widow at the 14 November 1933 death of her husband John Leonhard.
- Catharine Balz died on 28 September 1938 at age 82 in Rhine, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
- She was interred at Schleswig Cemetery, Schleswig Township, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
- The following appeared in a local newspaper: Mrs. Katherine Leonard died at her home in the Town of Rhine near here Wednesday, September 28, at 7:15 a. m. at the age of 72. /P/ Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 1, at 1:30 from the home in Town Rhine and at 2:00 from the Evangelical Church in Town Rhine; Rev. Paul Thomas conducting the services. Interment will be in the Rockville cemetery. /P/ Mrs. Leonard, nee Katherine Balz, was born in Whitehaven, Pennsylvania, on March 24, 1856, and was the daughter of John and Katherine Balz. At the age of two, the family moved to
Pittsburgh, where they resided for several years. At the age of eight Mrs. Leonard came to Wisconsin with her parents, and settled with them on a farm in the Town of Schleswig. /P/ On May 16, 1882, she was married to John Leonard, and the couple
settled down on a farm in the Town of Rhine. Her husband preceded her in death on November 14, 1933, as did one son, Walter, who died May 15, 1929. /P/ She is survived by a son, John, at home on the family homestead, and two daughters, Mrs. Walter Bub, of the Town Rhine, and Louise, at home. There are in addition, three grandchildren and one brother, William Balz, of Garnet, to mourn her death.
- The following appeared on 16 January 1942 in a local newspaper: Mrs. Walter Bub of here passed away suddenly at her home last Wednesday night at 7:45 o'clock, after suffering a stroke shortly before that time. The deceased, nee Johannette Leonard, was born in the town of Rhine in July, 1892, the daughter of John and Katherine Leonard. On December 27, 1913 she was married to Mr. Bub and the couple located on the present farm home, where they have lived since. Survivors are the husband; one son Clarence; a daughter, Helen, at home, and a brother, John Leonard of the town of Rhine. Services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel, the Rev. Paul Thomas of the St. Peter Evangelical and Refomed church officiating. Burial was made in the Rockville cemetery. The pallbearers were Henry Zimmermann, Paul Kissinger, John DeBuhr, Edwin Aderman, William Neils and Arthur Reineck. Relatives and friends from away that attended the funeral were; Mr. and Mrs. John Buboltz and daughter Ethel of Reedsville; Mrs. Wanda Schueler of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Broeger of Fond du Lac; John and William Baltz, Mrs. Elmer Baltz, Martin Baltz and Jacob Hansen of Malone; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baltz and Mrs. Elmer Steinmetz of Chilton; Miss Lorrine Doern, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Leonard, Joseph Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Leonard, the Misses
Marion and Audrey Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Strosta, Barney Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Quade, Mrs. Norbert Grosskopf, and Mrs. Walter Balzendahl of Milwaukee; George Leonard of Rockville; Arthur Sander, Mr. and Mrs. John Steinert, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kissinger, and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bub of Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stange, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Grunnbauer, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stange, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Otts of Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mahlock of Kiel; Miss Emma Bub of Elkhart Lake; and Mr. and Mrs.
William Schmahl of Town Rhine.
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