Helene Isobel Catob (1919-1991)

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Helene Isobel Catob Keller
Keller, Helene Catob.jpg
Helene in Germany
Born: 29 Apr 1919 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Died: 22 Sep 1991 Havertown, Pennsylvania
Father: Johann Adolph Chudobba
Mother: Caroline Luise Christiane Schwerdtfeger
Siblings: Karl August Johann Catob
Frieda Marie Catob
Gertrude Caroline Catob
Helene Isobel Catob
Spouse: Robert M. Keller
Married: 1938 Broomall, Pennsylvania
Children: Kristina Helene Keller

Helene Isobel Catob was born 29 April 1919 in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Her parents are Johann Adolph Chudobba and Caroline Luise Christiane Schwerdtfeger.

Her siblings are Karl August Johann Catob, Frieda Marie Catob and Gertrude Caroline Catob.

She married Robert M. Keller in 1938 in Broomall, Delaware, Pennsylvania.

Their child is Kristina Helene Keller.

Helene died 22 September 1991 in Havertown, Pennsylvania.


From The Harbor Light, Harbor Springs, Michigan:

Here is an obituary from the Philadelphia Inquirer sent to me by Karl Catob: "Sept. 22, 1991, Helene I. (nee Catob), beloved wife of Robert M. Keller of Havertown, PA, mother and best friend of Kristina Moir and mother-in-law of David Moir, sister of Karl Catob and Gertrude Carmer, also survived by 2 granddaughters, Kelsey and Jamie Moir."


  • 1930 Federal Census, Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
Catob, John A.
, Helene E., daughter, female, white, 10, single, MI, Ger, Ger
  • Personal knowledge of Gertrude Caroline Catob Howse Carmer:
Helene was the youngest child in her family, being only a small girl when her mother died. She left home at a young age but was fortunate to have met a good man who was always deeply devoted to her. They longed for children but had to wait a long while before baby Krissy blessed their union. Helene enjoyed many things, travel and such, but first and foremost came her family and home. She always loved her northern Michigan roots but established new roots in Pennsylvania, where she lived out her days. Always exuberant about everything, she was a light, wherever she went. She developed cancer and even joked about that! Helene left us before we were ready to part with her.
  • Family Records in possession of Joanne Marie Heinz Howse
  • Address in 1959:
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keller
Ellis Road
Havertown, Pennsylvania
  • Obituary: The Harbor Light, Harbor Springs, Michigan
first name: Helene
middle name: I
last name: Keller
name suffix:
birth date: 29 April 1919
social security number: 204-05-8166
place of issuance: Pennsylvania
last residence:
zip code of last residence:
death date: 22 September 1991
estimated age at death: 72