Husband: Johann Heinrich Wasem (1)
Born: 23 Mar 1791 in Dornbachl, Pfalz, Bavaria
Married: 19 Jan 1812 in Dornbachl, Pfalz, Bavaria
Died: 1850 in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio
Wife: Charlotta Catharina Spitz (2)
Born: 30 Jan 1789 in Teschenmoschel, Pfalz, Bavaria
Died: 06 Dec 1854 in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio
Elizabeth, b. Bist. 1823, md. Heinrich Jacob Wasem.
Death and Funeral Notices Regarding Catherine Wasem Britzius
The following is taken from 2 small articles, dated 12-23-09 and 12-27-09, that were printed in the Winona Daily Republican-Herald.
Catherine Britzius died on Wednesday, 12-22-1909, at 6:00 PM at the home of her daughter, Sarah (Gustave) Markwardt, 916 W Broadway. The funeral was held at 10:00 AM, on Sunday, 12-26-1909, at Immanuel Evangelical Church*, with the Rev. A. Geyman officiating. An additional service was held in the afternoon at 2:00 PM at the Oak Ridge Evangelical Church**, with Rev. J. M. Baitinger, of St. Paul, and Rev. C. B. Engelhart, of St. Charles, assisting Rev. Geyman. Pallbearers were George Stephan, Sr. (George had been married to Elizabeth Britzius, who died in 1882; he was Catherine's son-in-law), Theobald D. Britzius (Catherine's nephew), Jacob J. Stephan (brother of George Stephan, Sr.), George Stephan, Jr. (Catherine's grandson), V. Denzer (presumed family friend), and Earl Fischer (Catherine's grandson). The children present at the service were Jacob Britzius of Spring Valley, Henry Britzius of Duluth, Mrs. John Fischer (Lottie Britzius) of Mound City, South Dakota, Mrs. John Tschumper (Ida Britzius) of Wilson, Mrs. G. Markwardt (Sarah Britzius) of Winona, and Emma Britzius of Winona. Interment was made at the Oak Ridge Cemetery***.
* Immanuel Evangelical Church is now named "Immanuel United Methodist Church" and remains located at the corner of South Baker and W. Sanborn Streets in Winona.
** Oak Ridge Evangelical Church is presumed to be the church that was adjacent to the cemetery before being torn down.
*** Oak Ridge Cemetery (now known as “Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery” or “Zion Evangelical Cemetery”) is described by “C. Kay” at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2222481&CScn=zion+evangelical+cemetery& CScntry=4&CSst=25&CScnty=1394& as follows: “There used to be a church adjacent to the cemetery that has been torn down. The oldest dated tombstone is for Rosina Blanchard, who died December 24, 1873 at the age of nine years. There are 99+ marked graves but it is obvious there are also unmarked graves. This is still an active cemetery.”
Revised: November 26, 2016