Catherine (Cordary) Staub
b: 08/12/1823 in Hottviller, France d:
2/1916 in Gettysburg, Pa.
picture courtesy of
Ellen Kreft Carter.
Catherine Codori Staub at about the age of 90. Taken at her daughters* house in
Baltimore, MD about 1913.
Picture from the files of
Mary Steinmetz Morris.
from the files of
Mary Steinmetz Morris.
From the Adams County News 2/16/1916.
Same as to the left
FORMERLY LIVED ON CODORI FARM
Mrs. Staub, who Died Thursday Had Thrilling Experiences, during the
Battle. Funeral at Bonneauville Saturday.
MRS. JOHN STAUB
Mrs. Catherine M. Staub, 93 years old, widow of John Staub, a veteran of
the Civil War, died late Thursday evening in Baltimore. The family lived
here for many years.
Mr. and Mrs. Staub were both born in France. Immediately after their
marriage they came to this country. While in France Mr. Staub served for
seven years in the French Army and on several occasions fought in Africa
against the Mohammedans. For many years they lived at the old Codori
home on the battlefield,
Throughout the Civil War when her husband was fighting in the ranks,
Mrs. Staub clothed, fed and cared for many of the wounded soldiers. As
the house was between the lines of both armies it was in a most
dangerous position, but it was not until General Meade himself sent
orders for her to vacate for her own safety that she abandoned the home
with her children.
She leaves a son, J. J. Staub, of Bonneauville. five daughters, Mrs.
Mary Long, Mrs. Catherine Steinmetz, Mrs. Josephine Smith, Mrs. Annie
Prager and Mrs. Elizabeth Gebhart. of Centennial, 32 grandchildren and
37 great grandchlidren.
Funeral on Saturday in Bonneaviile.
Gettysburg times * 1916-02-251916-02-25
Taken by Death.
Mrs. Catherine Staub, widow of John
Staub, died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. John Prager, in Baltimore, on Tues-
day, Feb. 22, from infirmities, aged 94
years. Mrs. Staub was a native of Ger-
many, emigrating to America with her
husband in early life. They settled first
in Gettysburg but a short time later took
up farming near Bonneauville. Mr. Staub
died 24 years ago, after which the widow
made her home with her son, J. J. Staub,
in Bonneauville until 1909, when she went
to the home of her daughter in Baltimore.
The deceased leaves one son, J. J. Staub,
of Bonneauville; four daughters, Mrs. Jo-
sephine Smith, Mrs. Frank Steinmetz, Mrs.
John Prager, and Mrs. Mary Long, all of
Baltimore, and Mrs. Nicholas Gebhart, of
Mt. Rock. The remains were taken to
the home of her son in Bonneauville. Fu-
neral, on Saturday at 9 o'clock a. m., Re-
quiem High Mass in St. Joseph's church,
Bonneauville, the Rev. Fr. Shanahan offi-
ciating. Interment in the family lot in
the Bonneauville cemetery. Throughout
the Civil War when her husband was fight-
ing in the ranks, Mrs. Staub, then residing
on the Codori farm at Gettysburg, cloth-
ed, fed and cared for many of the wound-
ed soldiers. As the house was between the
lines of both armies it was a most danger-
ous position, but it was not until General
Meade himself sent orders for her to va-
cate for her own safety that she abandon-
ed her home with her children.
New Oxford Item
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
Thurs., March 2, 1916
1943 photo of the Staub farm house.
The Staubs also lived in the Codori
farm house at the time of the battle. The Staub farm was south west of the
At the time of this photo the house
was not at the original location so the park service didn't want it to be there
unless it was part of the battle field July 1963.
Photo courtesy of
Picture of the same house in 1984.
Aerial shot of the house date
Said to be the original location of
the Staub farm house.