Catherine Luise Riedesel was born March 26, 1876 in Wunderthausen to Johann Georg and Katherine (Riedesel) Riedesel. Her father was by then the owner of the house and property known as Weymers. She was the second of eleven children though her older sibling died before she was born.
The entire family emigrated to America in the early 1900s. Her sister Emilie Lisette had gone in 1902 as a newlywed and her younger sister Luise went in 1903. The remaining family traveled on the ship Rhein out of Bremen, landing in New York on October 13, 1906.
Catherine never married but lived with other family members. She died February 4, 1933 at Wheatland.