Catherine E. Gouker


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1. Levi Murren

Catherine E. Gouker 2 3

  • Born: 25 Dec 1826, , , MD 3
  • Marriage (1): 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. Obituary: 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 survived by twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Catherine married Levi Murren on 22 Feb 1846 in Littlestown, Adams, PA.1 (Levi Murren was born on 22 Feb 1819 in , , PA,4 died on 23 Dec 1896 in Germany Twp., Adams, PA 4 and was buried on 28 Dec 1896 in Littlestown: St. Aloysius Cemetery, Adams, PA 4.)


1 Lebanon Daily News, 27 Apr 1909, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. Catherine Murren.

2 1850 United States Census, Francis H Murrin in household of Levin Murrin, Germany, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States; citing dwelling , family 143, NARA microfilm publication , roll .

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