Catharine Rebecca Fisher Matz


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Catharine Rebecca Fisher Matz 1 2

  • Born: 6 Oct 1861, Bern Twp., Berks, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): John Beecher Ammarell on 3 Jun 1882 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA 1
  • Died: 20 Nov 1950, Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA at age 89 2
  • Buried: 22 Nov 1950, Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 2

   Another name for Catharine was Katie Rebecca F. Matz.1

   FamilySearch ID: L566-65N.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: on 3 Jun 1882 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 1

2. Obituary: The Mercury: obituary of Mrs. Catharine R. Ammarell on 21 Nov 1950 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 2 Mrs. Catharine R. Ammarell, 89, widow of the late John B. Ammarell, for many years a resident of Leinbachs, West Leesport RD 1, and widely known among Berks county farm groups, died yesterday morning at her home in Reading.
Born in Bern township, she was a daughter of the late John and Susannah (Fisher) Matz. She was a member of Epler's Reformed church and Sunday school for over 50 years and was a member of the Missionary society of the church. Her husband was organist and sexton there for nearly a half century.
Known affectionately as "Mother Ammarell," she was active in the work of the Berks county Agricultural Extension association. Since 1934 she had been head of the canned goods, baking, dairy and apiary products department of the Reading fair. The late Dr. Winfield F. Ammarell, of Birdsboro, a former Berks county coroner, was a son.
Surviving are two sons, Raymond R. Ammarell, of Monclair, N. J., and Dr. John S. Ammarell, 406 Yost avenue, Spring City; eight grand-children and seven great-grand-children.
Services will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a. m. from a funeral chapel at 117 North Fifth street, Reading, with the Rev. Dr. George A. Ehrgood officiating. Interment will be in Epler's church cemetery.

Catharine married John Beecher Ammarell, son of Robert Ammarell Sr. and Catherine Beecher, on 3 Jun 1882 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA.1 (John Beecher Ammarell was born on 25 Aug 1862 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA 3 4 5 6, christened on 2 Nov 1862 in Hamburg: Trinity Lutheran Church, Berks, PA,6 died on 13 Dec 1934 in Bernville, Berks, PA 4 5 and was buried on 17 Dec 1934 in Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 4 5.)


1, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, John B Ammarell and Katie Rebecca F. Matz.

2 The Mercury (Pottstown, PA), 21 Nov 1950, page 14. Obituary of Mrs. Catharine R. Ammarell.

3 Montgomery, Morton L., Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1909. Online at:, Page 929.

4 Find A Grave,

5, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 110395. John B. Ammarell. Father Robert Amarell. Mother Cath. Beecher.

6, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Pennsylvania > Berks > Hamburg > Trinity Lutheran Church. Baptism of John Ammarell, 25 Aug 1862, parents Robert and Catharine Ammarell.

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