Catherine E. Gouker 2 3
- Born: 25 Dec 1826, , , MD 3
- Marriage: Levi Murren on 22 Feb 1846 in Littlestown, Adams, PA 1
- Died: 22 Apr 1909, Littlestown, Adams, PA at age 82 1 3
- Buried: 26 Apr 1909, Littlestown: St. Aloysius Cemetery, Adams, PA 1
Noted events in her life were:
1. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Germany Twp., Adams, PA. 2 The 1850 census recorded Levi Murren, laborer, 37, living with wife Catherine, 23; Francis H., 8; Laura, 2, and Edward B., 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Catherine in Maryland and Edward in Germany [note: likely this mean Germany Township and not the country.] Levin's real estate was valued at $300.
2. Her obituary was published in the Lebanon Daily News: Aged Lady Dies at Littlestown on 27 Apr 1909 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 1 Mrs. Catherine Murren, Formerly Of This City
Was Aged 84 Years and at One Time Resided on South Eighth Street
A large number of friends in the city will be grieved to learn of the death at Littlestown, Pa., of Mrs. Catherine Murren, a former resident of Lebanon. Her son, Pius Warren Murren, now residing at Reading, lived here for many years, on South Eighth street, and later at Hebron. Mrs. Murren died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Gouker, of North Queen street, Littlestown, after suffering from a complication of diseases for some months. Death occurred last Thursday, but notice of the death only reached here today through the medium of letters sent to friend. Burial was made on Monday. Rev. Father Kohl officiating at the mass which was sung in St. Aloysius church over the remains.
Mrs. Murren was aged 84 years, 3 months and 28 days. On February 22, 1846, she married Levi Murren, who preceded her in death twelve years ago. Deceased spent all of her life in the vicinity of Littlestown, and for the past twelve years has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Gouker. Mrs. Murren is survived by five children as follows: James Murren, of Westfield, Mass.; Pius Murren, of Reading; Jacob Murren, of Centennial; and two daughters, Mrs. William Kuhn, of Bonneauville, and Mrs. Oscar Gouker, of Littlestown. She is also surv