Wedding portrait of Magdalena Katterman and Jacob Henry


Wedding portrait of Magdalena Katterman and Jacob Henry


Black and white image of a man and a woman. Her curly bangs and tightly drawn back hair together with the puffed sleeves of her dress were typical fashions in the 1890s. The Kattermans are listed in the 1900 census as farmers in the Beaverdam area, now occupied by the communities of Oak Hills and Cedar Mill. Born in Germany, Joseph arrived in the U.S. in 1888. Magdalena was born in Switzerland and immigrated in 1891. Most of the early European immigrants to the area were either born in the United States or from the British Isles, but in the late 1800s the Pacific Northwest, like much of the rest of the nation, saw an influx of immigrants from Germany and Scandinavia, as well as other Eastern European countries.
[back] [pencil] German immigrant Jacob Henry Katterman and Magdalena Katterman. Wedding photo. (Courtesy Clara Katterman Haskell.)

Date Created

circa 1890s


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