Engel, Kathinka

BORN 7 Jul 1859, Wien - DIED 8 Apr 1930, München, Bayern
BIRTH NAME Engel, Rosa Charlotte Catharina
GRAVE LOCATION Rottach-Egern, Bayern: Alter Friedhof, Seestrasse

Catharina Engel, known as Kathinka, was said to be the daughter of the actress and singer Marie Geistinger and the diplomat Graf Ferdinand Ladislaus von Esterhazy-Hallwyl, but it is possible that this was a story that was created in the nazi era to hide the Jewish descent of the children of Ludwig Ganghofer.

She held engagements at the Ringtheater and the Theater an der Wien, both in Vienna. In 1882 she married the author Ludwig Ganghofer. They had four children. In 1894 they moved to Munich and in 1919 to Tegernsee. She died in 1930 in Munich.


The grave of Ludwig Ganghofer and Kathinka Engel at the Alter Friedhof, Rottach-Egern.
Picture by Androom (25 Aug 2008)


Engelbrecht, Constanze

Published: 08 Sep 2020
Last update: 15 Feb 2022