Henry Bernard Feldhaus Family

Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Feldhaus Orth

German Catholic Migration
Journals of Henry Bernard Feldhaus, Jr.
Henry Bernard Feldhaus visit to Texas in 1893
Bernard Heinrich Feldhaus
Henry Bernard Feldhaus Jr.
HBF, Jr's Home Place
Mary Ann Schneider Feldhaus
Mary Ann Schneider Family
Joseph Henry Feldhaus
Boulie Family
Mary Ann Feldhaus Bledsoe
Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Feldhaus Orth
John Charles (Charlie) Feldhaus
Anna (Ann) Theresa Feldhaus Boulie
Rosa (Rose) Louisa Feldhaus (Sister Mary Olivette)
Clara Pauline Feldhaus
Lawrence Bernard Feldhaus
Anna Feldhaus Sutter
Falls County, TX
Maps and Index
Mines in the Area
Feldhaus Family eBook
Larry's Ancestry
Larry's Home Page

Daughter of Henry Bernard Feldhaus Jr. and Mary Ann Schneider

Born:     Aetna, Hickman County, TN on July 10, 1886
Baptized:     Sacred Heart Church, Lawrenceburg, TN on August 22, 1886 Godparents:     Henry Feldhaus, Sr. and Catherine Feldhaus
Died:     Lawrenceburg, TN on November 22, 1962
Buried:     Calvary Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, TN

Kate Orth Wedding

Lawrence Democrat newspaper on 17 Sep 1913, Page 5.

I learned the following from Kathleen Sudduth Niedergeses whose husband, Lawrence, was the son of Mary Josephine Orth Niedergeses, the daughter of Kate Feldhaus Orth.

Catherine (Cate) was married to William Henry Orth on 16 September 1913 in Sacred Heart Church, Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee, by Rev. Henry A. Ottke. Witnesses were Henry and Mary Feldhaus.

William was born on 17 January 1873 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on 9 June 1932 in Lawrence County, Tennessee, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Lawrencburg, Tennessee.

Catherine and William had the following children:

Henry William; born 9 September 1914
Charles Bernard; born 6 December 1917, died 29 May 1990
Mary Josephine; born 6 September 1920
married Anthony Andrew Niedergees 26 January 1920
Clarence Joseph; born 10 April 1924

Kate Feldhaus Orth with her husband William Orth and two of their children, Henry and Charles.

Front:        George Orth
Second:    Joseph J. Orth, Margaret Orth,              
                  Rosa Schuler Orth
Third:       Will Orth, Peter Orth, John J. Orth

All the girls in the Feldhaus family: Clara, her mother Mary, Ann, Kate, Rose, Mary

Kate, Ann, and Marry Feldhaus

This picture is of Henry Orth on the left, my dad Lawrence in the middle, and Charles Orth on the right.  The photo was taken sometime about 1915.

While I was growing up, Aunt Kate lived at about 145 Groh Street with her son Charles.   She had two older boys;   Henry, an electrical engineer who lived in Chicago, and Clarence who lived in Nashville.

Charles suffered from diabetes.   He worked as a freelance concrete sub-contractor, but spent most of his time hunting, fishing, and trapping.   I spent many happy hours hunting with Charles.

Clarence worked for the GooGoo candy company in Nashville and eventually became the plant manager, a position he held until he retired.

Aunt Kate's daughter, Mary Josephine, was married and lived on Berger Street below the Sacred Heart Church with her family.

Aunt Kate lived simply.   She never had a refrigerator, prefering an ice box.   The ice was delivered daily to her door.

This is the type of ice box Aunt Kate had in her house.   She hung an ice sign (like this one) on her front porch every day indicating (by the orientation of the sign) how much ice the ice man should leave for her that day.

She had two large pecan trees in her yard and I always looked forward to eating pecans at her house.