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Catherine Ann Lang (Kesterson)

Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: near, Parrottville, Greene, Tennessee, USA
Death: July 26, 1936 (91)
Emerson, Mills, Iowa, USA
Place of Burial: Emerson, Mills, Iowa, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Kesterson, Sr. and Mary A. Kesterson
Wife of John William Lang
Mother of Barbara Ann Ballain; Charles Daniel Lang; Mary Emma Lang; Frank Lang; Alice Catherine Knowles and 4 others
Sister of Thomas Jefferson Kesterson; James Cannon Kesterson; Elizabeth (Eliza) Jane Aistrope; Charles Kesterson, Jr. and Nancy Rebecca Kesterson
Half sister of Marinda Beery; Zelpeha Davis; Azuba Reed; Ida Mae Liggett; William G. Kesterson and 3 others

Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About Catherine Ann Lang

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Birth: Sep. 21, 1844 Tennessee, USA

Death: Jul. 26, 1936 Emerson Mills County Iowa, USA

Funeral services were held in the Emerson Methodist church for Mrs. John Lang -for more than 70 years a resident of Mills county in the Emerson vicinity. The services were conducted by the Rev. L. E. Ripley and music was furnished by Ray Fields, Bert Smith, Mrs. J. A. Thorson and Mrs. Avis Boswell, accompanied by Miss Edith Bass. Pallbearers were six grandsons: Ivan Swadley, Ira Ballain, Floyd, George, Marion and Worley Lang. Interment was in the Emerson cemetery. The following obituary was read at the services: Catherine Ann Kesterson, daughter of Mary and Charles Kesterson, was born Sept. 21, 1844, near Parrottville, Tenn., and died at her home in Emerson Sunday, July 26, 1936, at the age of 91 years, 10 months and 5 days. When she was 10 years of age the family started up the Mississippi river by boat for Iowa and during the journey the mother contracted this disease of cholera and was buried in Illinois on the. bank of the river. Arriving in Iowa the father with his six children made their home with their grandparents south of Malvern for two years. Following this time she assumed the duties of a mother to the family, she being the second child. On April 4, 1861, at the age of 16 years, she was united in marriage to John Lang. To this union were born nine children, three sons, Charles, John and Edward, with her husband preceded her in death, Mr. Lang passing away Nov. 10, 19O6. They moved to Indian Creek town ship in the spring of 1865 and settled on the open prairie where they built their home three and one-half miles southwest of Emerson. Here for years they engaged in farming. It was through the long hours of patient struggle, toil and self-denial in those early days when the luxuries and modern conveniences of today were unknown that they reared their family to manhood and womanhood, enduring the many hardships of pioneer life, seeing the country change in its ways from ox teams and covered wagons to stream-lined Zephyrs. She was a member of the Methodist church, uniting in the early years oi life. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Women's relief Corps. She was a wonderful mother and no joy to her was so complete as when her children and grandchildren were with her. She leaves to mourn hev departure- six children: Mrs. Barbara Ballain and Frank H. of Emerson, Mrs. Harry Swadley of Palmer, Neb., Mrs. Alice Knowles of Santa Ana, Cal.. Walter A. of Malvern and Pearl of Emerson, with whom she has made her home during her declining years; 30 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren; three half sisters: Mrs. Zubie Reed of Atlanta, Neb., Mrs. Mary Smith of Ashland, Neb., Mrs. Ida Triplett of Colorado, and two brothers, William of Malvern and George; of Oregon, and numerous relatives and a host of friends. Glenwood Opinion Tribune, August 3, 1936

Family links:

  • John William Lang (1828 - 1906)
  • Barbara Ann Lang Ballain (1861 - 1956)*
  • Charles Daniel Lang (1863 - 1931)*
  • Mary Emma Lang Swadley (1865 - 1954)*
  • Pearle Evelyn Lang (1866 - 1938)*
  • Frank Henry Lang (1867 - 1943)*
  • Walter Albert Lang (1872 - 1964)*
  • Edward E. Lang (1877 - 1915)*

  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Emerson Cemetery Emerson Mills County Iowa, USA Plot: Original Section #332

Created by: Marty & Harley Record added: Jul 19, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 55148861

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Catherine Ann Lang's Timeline

September 21, 1844
Parrottville, Greene, Tennessee, USA
August 23, 1861
Age 16
Mills, Iowa, USA
July 26, 1936
Age 91
Emerson, Mills, Iowa, USA