Catherina Karl

b. circa 1895
  • Catherina Karl was born circa 1895 in Kettenheim, Rheinhessen.
  • On 12 October 1913 Catherina Karl and Magdalena Karl arrived in the Port of New York aboard the SS Kroonland, having departed Antwerp on the 4th, to join their uncle George Surber at 995 Summit Avenue in the Bronx.
  • Walter Paul Hehner and Minnie Nebel appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Manhattan, New York, at 141 West 67th Street. Other members of the household included Catherina Karl, Doris Estelle Hehner and Magdalena Karl. Also in the household is Charles Hahnen, age 26, employed as a chauffeur and identified as "brother." It is possible that he actually was Minnie's brother Charles Nebel. Katie Karl is the daughter of Lena Neble's brother Peter.
  • She was employed as an operator by a corset company, according to the 1920 census.
  • Catherina Karl arrived on 23 May 1923, aboard the SS Bremen, having departed Bremen on the 12th. According to the passenger manifest, her father was Peter Karl of Kettenheim, and she had resided in Brooklyn from 1913 to 1921. She was joining her uncle George Surber in New York City at 995 Summit Avenue.
  • The following appeared on 6 March 1925 in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: (Situations Wanted - Female) German Girl, speaks English; experienced houseworker; plain cooking; wishes position family adults; no washing. Karl, care of Dopsch, 302 Cooper Street.
         The ad appeared 3 times, on Friday the 6th, and Saturday and Sunday. Likely it was placed by Kate Karl while living with her sister Lena Dopsch.
  • Margaret (?) and Catherina Karl appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Manhattan, New York, at 522 East 5th Street. Kate is identified as Margaret Humbert's niece. [Because Kate's father's sisters appear to be accounted for, it is likely that Margaret was a sister of Kate's mother Magdalena. Further research is required.]
  • She was employed by a church as a teacher, according to the 1930 census.
  • Catherina Karl arrived in the Port of New York on 26 September 1938, aboard the SS Bremen, having departed Bremen on the 20th. Her visa was issued in Washington on 16 June 1938.
  • Last Edited: 27 Jan 2013