Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (March 12, 1907):
PIONEER WOMAN PASSES AWAY, Marion, Ind., March 11.
Mrs. Catherine Harter, a pioneer of this section of Indiana, is dead at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Sweetser, this city [Marion]. She was eighty-six years old and the widow of Christian Harter, who died many years ago. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1821, coming with her parents to Indiana in 1839. The family settled on Eel river, near North Manchester. After her marriage to Christian Harter she accompanied her husband to Whitley county and afterward to Wabash. Six children survive -- Edwin Harter, Huntington; Alfred and J.M. Harter, Wabash; Mrs. Emma Sweetser and Mrs. Ph. Matter, this city [Marion], and Mrs. John C. Eastman, Chicago. The burial took place this afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Charles Little, of Wabash.