Henry Bernard Feldhaus Family

Catherine (Cate) Elizabeth Feldhaus Orth

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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

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

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

Clara, her mother Mary, Ann, Cate, Rose, Mary Feldhaus

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

Aunt Cate 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 Cate 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.