I found Catherine Menge in the 1860 census aged 30, with her husband and five children. This was the same year that you found Catherine Conrad living with Margaret and Joachim Wiese. So either someone really messed up with the age in the 1870 census, or they wrote the wrong last name. I can't figure it out. I do know that Catherine Menge's husband died before the 1870 census. Thanks for sending me the 1900 info. Using that and the obits that I have collected on the family I was able to figure out that the Kate Nolan she was living with was the daughter of Cahterine's son, William Menge. I am slowly putting pieces together. Thanks again for your help. I am usually the one doing what you have been doing for me, with the Ladner and Saucier families of Ms. You are welcome to email me at Dmjaj311@aol.com
if you happen across any more info.