My Present Past
A genealogical experience
Katherine  Engel
    Born: February 11, 1848 in Metz, Lorraine France                           Immigrated: 1852
    Died: December 26, 1926 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    Father: John B Engel   born: November 9th, 1821 in Lorraine, France died: February 22nd, 1890
    Mother: Jacobine Hauter born: September 4th, 1828  died: January 31st, 1906 in Okawville, Illinois

    Married: Albert Gustave Hugo    born: July 16. 1842   died: February 06, 1905
    Date of marriage: July 02, 1871     Place of marriage: Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    1) Charles John  born: October 19, 1873 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois     

    2) Ada M        born:       died: October 1884 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    3) Albert M      born:      died: December 14, 1882 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois
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John and Jacobine Engel, Katherine's parents immigrated to the United States from France in 1852.
They first settled in Auburn, New York where
Edward John was born in 1854. Moving to Covington, Kentucky
soon after the birth of Edward, they remained there until their arrival to Bureau County, Illinois in 1856.
1880 Census Albert and Kate Hugo Wyanet, Illinois
1865 Kate Engel
L-R standing: Sadie Engel, Albert Hugo, Della Engel
L-R sitting: Kate Engel Hugo and Edward J Engel  1879
Katherine Engel, photo taken sometime around

In the
1860 Federal Census the Engel family is
entered on lines 34 - 40. The spelling is wrong as it
should be Engel, not Engle. This was fairly common
as some census takers spelled words phonically.
Language barriers also contributed to errors in the
census. Notice at the bottom of the census Dr.
Charles Hugo, a physician boarded with the Engel's.
This was Albert Gustave Hugo's father

In the 1870 Census below left, Katherine Engel is
living with Nicholas and Catherine Hauter.
Nicholas was the brother of Jacobine (Hauter)
Engel, Katherine's mother.
Kate Hugo                                                                                         Wyanet, Illinois September 20, 1884
1870 Census Katherine Engel