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at Albany, N.Y., and died November 22, 1859, in Berlin, Germany,
a fortnight after the birth of her child, Katharine (Katharina). Her
remains were returned to this country and buried in lot 12,008,
section 171, Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. She married in
New York City October 9, 1858, Wilhelm Heine, who was a
Lieutenant Colonel in the Union Army of the United States in the
Civil War in the Corps led by Carl Schurz and was later a corps
commander in the Franco-Prussian War. Their daughter was
1. Katharine Wilhelmina, b. November 8, 1859, at Berlin, Germany. (B2C,51)
In Munich she knew Hitler, a rising artist, who exhibited in the Munich galleries and who knew well the Hanfstaengl art stores.
She last came to the United States, it is believed, in 1940 to attend as a delegate, representing the Oxford Group, the International Peace Conference, at which she was a prominent figure and in which she took an active part. At that time she visited some Sedgwick relatives in New England. Her son, Ernst, who had returned to Munich to live, had then broken with Hitler and had taken up his residence in London. In the Second World War her grandson, Egon, Ernst's son, volunteered in the United States Air Forces and in 1945 was an M.P. Sergeant in New Guinea. As a Harvard sophomore he gave up his university career to enter United States military service.
Most of the married life of Katharine Wilhelmina (Heine) Hanfstaengl