Mystery Monday: Death Certificate 6801

I’m not related to Catharine, but I would like to help her return to her family.

The mystery is her surname – can you make out the spelling?

2016 01-04 Death Certificate 6801

If you are able to reunite Catharine with her family here or on Find A Grave, I will give you an honorable mention as the super sleuth you are!

Thank you for taking a minute or two to remember this woman who died in 1887.

9 thoughts on “Mystery Monday: Death Certificate 6801

  1. This could be Catherine Mindar, wife of George, mother of Mary, George, Katie, Caroline, Lizzie, Frank, ((Rebecca)), and Flora. In 1880 they lived in Gardner, Sangamon County, IL.

    In 1870 they lived in Sacket, Sangamon County, IL. The name was incorrectly transcribed as “Merdu” and looks more like Minder than Mindar.

    See George Johann Minder at Find A Grave Memorial #62098292 and Fredericka Kathrine Vencenhafer at Find A Grave Memorial #62098244.

    There are a lot more facts available, but this is a good start. Good luck !!


    • KTC – thanks for following my blog and for your input. I created the F.A.G. memorial for Catharine a couple years ago, but never trusted my surname guess. Once I changed the spelling, Catharine became one of 36 Mindaks. I appreciate your help getting her into the right circle.


  2. Catharine Mindak: Catharine Mindak in the Cook County, Illinois, Deaths Index, 1878-1922

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    Name: Catharine Mindak

    Birth Date: abt 1836

    Birth Place: Kutowe, Austriae

    Death Date: 15 Mar 1887

    Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

    Cemetery Name: St Stanislaus

    Death Age: 51

    Race: White

    Marital Status: Widowed

    Gender: Female

    FHL Film Number: 1030922


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