My line of descent: Catherine Margret Bach → Katherine Hoffman → Rose Catherine Knoll → Florence Rose Mahler (Grandma)
Catherine Margret Bach
(married Johannes Hoffman)
According to Rose Catherine Knoll, Rose's grandmother's name was Catherine Margaret Bach. After searching the census records of Graf, Russia, two possible candidates for Catherine Margaret have been identified.
Further identification is complicated by conflicting dates. Catherine Margaret's eldest known child was Gottfried Hoffman, who according to family records was born 8 Oct 1861. However, if he is the same Gottfried Hoffman as the one who appears in the 1895 Graf census, then his birthdate would be 29 Aug 1864. Gottfried and his wife appear in the 1900 and 1910 US censuses with a 1892 immigration date. However, the little other information about the family is consistent, so I am currently uncertain about the dates.
If Gottfried's birth year is 1861, that would likely eliminate Margaretha, daughter of Johannes, shown below, as she would have been 13 at Gottfried's birth. Catharina, daughter of Joseph, would be the most likely candidate.
However, if his birth year was 1864, Margaretha would have been 16, young but able to bear children. In addition, if all the census information is accurate, Johannes, her husband, would have been born in 1843. This makes it a little more likely that he would have married Margaretha than Catharina, born 1831 or 1833, although Catharina could not be entirely ruled out.
In either case, our Catherine Margret's great-grandparents were Heinrich Bach and Katherina Deis. Below are the two potential lines:
Margaretha Bach or Catharina Bach
Johannes Bach Margaretha -- Joseph Bach Margaret --
Joseph Bach -- Johann Christoph Bach Margaretha Rohleder
(probable daughter of)
Heinrich Bach Katherina Deis Konrad Rohleder --
(Learn more about the Bach family or Sarreguemines) (Learn more about the Deis/Tais family) (possible son of)
Johann Rohleder -- --(probable son of)
Georg Rohleder Barbara --
Author: Michelle A. Boyd
Last updated 29 Dec 2014