Johanna Catherina (Heinemann) Pappe

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Johanna Catherina Heinemann was born on March 11, 1824 in the small farming village of Rockhausen, Germany, which is a few miles south of Erfurt and about six miles south of where the Pappes lived in Stotternheim.

Photo: Catherina Heinemann Pappe, about 1900

On February 11, 1849, Catherine married (Johann) Gottfried Wilhelm Pappe (1811-1864). This was a second marriage for Gottfried. His first wife, Juliane Marie Sophie Pokel, had died in in 1848 while giving birth to her third child.

Catherine and Gottfried Pappe had five sons:

  1. Johann Heinrich Otto Pappe 1849-1885 Born: December 04, 1849 in Stotternheim, Germany. Occupation: Unknown, probably farmer. Died: November 09, 1885 in Stotternheim.
  2. Johann Hermann Richard Pappe (aka John Hermann) 1852-1903 Born: May 04, 1852 in Stotternheim, Germany. Immigrated in 1872. Lived in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Alaska. Occupation: Baker, miner. One son. Died: April 10, 1857 near Rampart, Alaska.
  3. Ludwig Adalbert Pappe (aka Albert Ludwig) 1854-1924 Born: October 01, 1854 in Stotternheim, Germany. Immigrated in 1872. Lived in Illinois, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Occupation: Farmer. Three marriages, 11 children. Died: September 08, 1924 in Union, Canadian County, Oklahoma
  4. Karl Friedrich Ludwig Pappe (aka Karl) 1858-? Born: April 10, 1857 in Stotternheim, Germany. Lived in Leipzig, Germany. Occupation: Baker. Five children. Died: unknown date in Leipzig, Germany, probably before 1912.
  5. Richard Pappe 1860-1919 Born: December 05, 1860 in Stotternheim, Germany. Immigrated in 1882. Lived in Illinois, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Occupation: Baker, entrepreneur. Eleven children. Died: April 12, 1919 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma

Three of their sons and at least six grandchildren immigrated to the USA (see Immigrants). Gottfried died in 1864, leaving Catherine a widow at the age of 40. At that time her sons were between the ages of three and fourteen.

By 1885, her husband and eldest son had died, three sons had emigrated and one son had moved to Leipzig. In the winter of 1888-1889 her son Richard Pappe (1860-1919) visited Germany with his family. When they returned to the US, Catherine accompanied them on the ship. The ships passenger list states that her residence was Leipzig, Germany, which is where her son Karl lived. We assume that she later returned to Leipzig because this photo was taken there.

We don't yet know when Catherine Heinemann died but it was likely after 1900 in Leipzig.


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