Kate and Mahlon Stouch

Catherine "Kate" Langton was a younger sister of Jeanette's great-grandfather. She was born in 1842 in Pennsylvania, probably in Mifflin county, where she was enumerated in the 1850 and 1860 censuses along with her parents, Joseph and Catherine Langton. Her first name may have been Hannah.

Aunt Kate married Mahlon Stouch, of Lebanon, PA, 12 Jan 1865 in Mifflin county, then moved to Altoona, in Blair county, PA, about 50 miles west of Mifflin county. Mahlon was born 15 Jan 1841 in PA and died 8 Oct 1875 in Blair county. According to his page at Find A Grave, Mahlon served in the Civil War as a Private in the 46th PA Militia Regiment and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, at Altoona.

Kate and Mahlon were enumerated in Altoona in the 1870 census. Mahlon was working as a railroad clerk. The 1880 census lists Kate as widowed and working as a dressmaker. In 1900, Kate was living with her son John's family and was working as a nurse. She was living just two blocks from her older sister, Mary (Langton) Beck, who had moved to Altoona at about the same time in the 1860s.

Children. Kate and Mahlon had the following children:

  1. Nannie Stouch, born about 1866.
  2. Joseph Stouch, born about 1868, died before 1880.
  3. John Stouch, born Dec 1869.
  4. Estella Stouch, born about 1871.

In the 1900 census record, John's wife Ella is said to have had five children, of whom all five were still living at that time. However, only four children are listed in their household, which raises the question of what happened to the fifth, who was probably born in the "gap" between children born in 1891 and 1897.

1 Mahlon Stouch's birth and death dates are taken from The Mirror Hand-Book and Compendium of Facts for the Year 1875, compiled by George J. Akers, Altoona, PA, Evening Mirror Printing House, 1876, available on line.
This page was last updated 12 Sep 2014.