Maria Stephanie [Berthe] Scherzinger

Maria Stephanie [Berthe] Scherzinger

Female 1858 - 1933  (74 years)

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  • Name Maria Stephanie [Berthe] Scherzinger 
    Born 25 Dec 1858  Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 27 Dec 1858  Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1933  Croydon [GRO 2a 434 - June] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I34  CATH UK
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2016 

    Father Franz Scherzinger 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elisabeth Friess 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Horace Cath,   b. 1859, Kings Norton [GRO 6c 432 - Mar] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1938, Lambeth [GRO 1d 197 - Sept] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Between 1881 and 1885  Geneva, SWI (Consular Records 7-947) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Baby Cath,   b. Abt 1881, Geneva?, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1881, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [Natural]
     2. Horace Paul Cath,   b. Abt Jun 1882, Geneva, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1916, name on Memorial to the Missing on the Somme, Thiepval/near Thiepval, France (Battle of the Somme) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)  [Natural]
     3. Henry [Sidney Heinrich] Cath,   b. 25 Jan 1884, Streatham [Wandsworth 1d 814 Q1] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1923, Reg. as Sidney H Cath/Bromley [PRO 2a 648 - Dec] of malaria contracted during WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [Natural]
     4. Hubert George Cath,   b. 1889, Croydon [PRO 2a 660 Mar 1890] Mitcham [1901 census] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1956, Reg. as Herbert G Cath/Totnes [PRO 7a 1040 - Mar] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Maria Stephanie [Berthe] Scherzinger [1858-1933]
    Maria Stephanie [Berthe] Scherzinger [1858-1933]

  • Notes 
    • Name: Maria Stephanie Scherzinger
      Gender: Female
      Christening Date: 27 Dec 1858
      Christening Place: Konstanz, Baden, Germany
      Birth Date: 25 Dec 1858
      Birthplace: Konstanz, Baden, Germany
      Death Date:
      Name Note:
      Race:
      Father's Name: Franz Scherzinger
      Father's Birthplace:
      Father's Age:
      Mother's Name: Elisabeth Fries
      Mother's Birthplace:
      Mother's Age:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C03100-9
      System Origin: Germany-EASy
      GS Film number: 865638
      Reference ID:
      "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898," index [FamilySearch]

      Ella Cath writes:

      You've got Grandma Cath as MARY Scherzinger. She was known as Bertha - should have been Berté - but I think there was something about her being called Stephanie on her birth certificate which came as a surprise - and poor Betty had to suffer being called Bertha (Big Bertha, Bandy Bertha!) all her schooldays, although it is Berthé on her birth certificate - quite a different sound. I understood Grandma Cath to be a governess, was Bavarian, and not much of life's comforts in her upbringing! They ground chestnuts to make coffee.
      She was very houseproud - if she had a fringed carpet, the fringe was all in place! And she did seem a bit of an ogress to us, but when we went to tea she took immense pains to provide a super tea - in fact we couldn't eat it all which distressed her, and I'm sure she looked after Grandpa. I rather think she died at the same time as George V, altho' I may be a bit muddled if it was her or Auntie Susie - in fact I think it was Susie.