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Catherine Pfrangel Faller

Notes for Catherine Pfrangel:
Catherine Faller is listed in the 1850 Census as being the wife of Anthony Faller. Her age is listed as 47 yrs. Her place of birth is listed as Germany. Her children are listed as: Phiomenia, age 18; John, age 13; Anthony, age 11; Mary, age 9; Emily, age 6; and Augustus, age 3.
-source: 1850 PA Census, Butler County, South Butler Township, page 220-A


OBITUARY
FALLER - Sept 23, 1879, at her residence in this place, Mrs. Catherine Faller, in the 77th year of her age. Although Mrs. Faller had been failing rapidly for some months past, yet her death was rather sudden. No woman in this community was better known or more highly esteemed. Her life had been one of usefulness and constant labor. Born in Germany, she came to this town with her husband, the late Anthony Faller, Esq., about the year 1830, and first lived with him in a house that stood at or near to where Mr. Colbert's hat store now is. Shortly afterwards, Mr. Faller purchased the property at the south end of town, where Mrs. Faller died, then all woods, and cleared out the same, Mrs. Faller, it is said, working by day at their shop in town, a bakery, and at night picking brush or helping to clear out their land. They are said to have been the first German family that settled in this place, and she consequently the first woman from Germany who came among us. All her life was devoted to labor and usefulness, and her death may be said to be the result of a worn out system. We have thought these few words were due to the memory of a woman who in her life performed so many acts of charity, kindness and usefulness.
source: Obituary, The Butler [PA] Citizen, 1 Oct 1879

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