Person:Catherine Strauter (1)

Catherine Strauter
b.MAR 1834 Germany
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Name[1] Catherine Strauter
Gender Female
Birth? MAR 1834 Germany
Marriage c 1853 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United Statesto Frederick William Rolf
Death? 21 Jul 1900 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Burial? Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United StatesWoodland Cemetery

Catharine Strauter was born in March 1834 in Germany / Prussia. On January 5, 1855 she married Frederick William Rolf in Cleveland, Ohio. They were the parents of 10 children, seven of whom were living in 1900.

Catherine drowned in Lake Erie on July 21, 1900 at the age of 65. According to her son John, she had been acting strange and unlike herself for a few days. She left her house at 110 Greenwood Ave early that morning and said that she was going to the shore. At Gordon Park she took off her shawl and bonnet and walked into the lake. A boy thought she might be trying to drown herself and called a policeman, but by the time he arrived she was dead.

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  1. 1900 U.S. Census, Cuyahoga Co., OH, Roll 1253, E.D. 49, Sheet 8, Dwelling 152, Family 202.