Lucy George: Birth: 16 OCT 1844. Death: 19 DEC 1919
Peter K. George: Birth: 12 OCT 1848. Death: 10 FEB 1929
Anna George: Birth: 1850. Death: BEF. 1860
Clara Maria George: Birth: 1853. Death: 14 FEB 1933
Francis Xavier George: Birth: 21 APR 1860. Death: 6 DEC 1865
Title: Obituaryself Gravestone
Title: Data, George family, various sources
Note: (George notes)
St. Paul Journal -- St. Paul, Kansas
Mrs. Catherine George died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucy Perl June 21, 1906 of blood poison at the age of 91 years 5 months and 13 days. The above mentioned Catherine Goffine was born in Belgium, Province of Luxemburg, Village of Gelof, January 8, 1815.
She came to America in 1838 and one year later was married to Nicholas George. Eleven children blessed this union, three of whom proceeded her to the grave. She resided on a farm near Sheldon, New York for 31 years, coming to Kansas in June 1872, locating on a farm 5 miles northeast of St. Paul, then known as Osage Mission. In March 1883 she moved to Osage Mission to spend her declining years. After death claimed her devoted husband she became lonely and concluded to live with her daughter, Lucy Perl until her death.
She leaves 8 children; 51 grandchildren and 70 great grandchildren to morn her loss.
Those of her children who survive her and all who were at her bedside when death claimed her are, Mrs. Lucy Perl, J.N. George, Leopold George and Mrs. Clara Smith of St. Paul, Kansas; M.L. George of Arcade, New York; P.K. George of Kansas City and Mrs. Mary End of Fort Scott Kansas. The eldest daughter Mrs. Catherine Brill of Wisconsin, on account of poor health was unable to be present.
(J. Brannan) The French spelling "Goffinet" is used by the family still in Belgium.
(Silver Springs Signal 7/19/1906)
Mrs. Catherine George, formerly of Sheldon, died in Kansas last month. She was the mother of M. L. George of Arcade.
(FAG) Gravestone picture: Catherine Goffene. Wife of Nicholas George. Born in Gelf Lux Belgium, Jan. 8, 1815 Died June 21, 1906. May her soul rest in peace.
Catherine Goffene was daughter of Michael Goffene b Belgium and Catherine Schweigert b Belgium.
Catherine was born in Gelf, Habergy, Luxemburg.
Arrived from Belgium in 1835.
She died in St. Paul, Neosho County, Kansas.
Married 18 Feb 1839 in Pittsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania [NOTE: Berks County not est. till 1852] to Nicholas Amos George. They knew each other from the "Old Country". Her village was within walking distance of Fouches.
Lived many years in Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
All children were baptized at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Sheldon, New York.
Notes from Jack George Brannan
The family name Goffene is still prominent in and around Arlon, Belgium as Goffinet, the "t" added to satisfy the French language. The village name is incorrectly spelled on the grave marker. The village is Guelff, and that is the spelling that would be necessary if anyone ever wanted to find the village on a map.
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