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Katherine Ging/ Kitty Ging

Ann Hudson (View posts)
Posted: 6 Aug 2005 4:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am searching for the parents of a Katherine Ging. I believe she was from New York in all my searching and reading the old newspapers. She died in Minneapolis Minn in 1894. SHe never married and this is a dead line. She is also known as Kitty Ging. I have also found her name spelled Catherine. Feel free to email me at annee@mchsi.com

Ann Hudson

Re: Katherine Ging/ Kitty Ging

Ann Hudson (View posts)
Posted: 1 Oct 2005 8:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have since learned Catherine had a twin sister Julia Ging. They were from NY and possibly born in Ireland.

Ann Hudson
annee@mchsi.com

Re: Katherine Ging/ Kitty Ging

Posted: 31 Dec 2008 12:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have also learned she had two sisters in New York City, and Auburn NY. She was born about 1864 and was about 30 when she died. I found one listed on Familysearch.org, with the correct birth place, but the death date is off by 10 years so I doubt its her. Any help would be appreciated.
Ann Hudson
annee@mchsi.com

Re: Katherine Ging/ Kitty Ging

Posted: 31 Dec 2008 4:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, I've been researching Kitty Ging but not because of a family connection. She was the victim of a famous homicide in Minneapolis in 1894. From what little I have found of her genealogy records, her father's name is John Ging, born in Ireland, circa 1818. Her mother was Biddie or Bidge, born in Ireland about 1825. The family is in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 federal census although Bidge is gone by 1880. According to one source, there was a niece by the name of Louise Ireland, age 17, living with Kitty Ging when she died.

Kitty's murderer was Harry T. Hayward who was hung a year later. He had paid a janitor at Kitty's building to murder her for insurance money.

Re: Katherine Ging/ Kitty Ging

Posted: 31 Dec 2008 5:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you, what you have written I already have. I know Kitty's Twin Julia was also living with her when she died. Thats in the newspaper obit. They were well respected dressmakers. There is more to the reason she was killed. The money she had on her was counterfit. She and Harry were printing it, and meaning to scam people with it. Harry had been given Ozark Flats by his parents (really well-off people) and he had gambled his money away and was looking for a way to scam and get more.
The autopsy report shows Kitty was not a virgin and had also never been married. Kitty was not a resident of Ozark Flats, that is the building owned by Harry Hayward. The caretaker that killed her, was Claus Alfred Blixt. He died in Stillwell State Penn in MN in 1925. He is the reason Harry was caught.. he turned himself in and told them everything. I have a book published in 1895 that contains the entire court transcript and the hours long statement given to a reporter by Harry the last 24 hours before he was hung.

Re: Katherine Ging/ Kitty Ging

Posted: 22 Mar 2012 6:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Someone contacted me about Kitty, and we were emailing... I had a computer crash, and lost the emails and email address. If you could contact me again, I would be thrilled.
Ann Hudson

Re: Katherine Ging/ Kitty Ging

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 7:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ms Hudson,have you located accurate information on the Ging family history ? So many errors noted in some of these emails listed on general facts of the case.

Re: Katherine Ging/ Kitty Ging

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 11:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have the court transcript from the trial, I also have the interview with Harry Hayward from the night before he was hung. As far as documenting her parents no, I haven't gotten any proof on this yet. Her Sister Julia is documented through the census records.
Feel free to email me at annee at mchsi dot com
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