Eva Catherine BLITZ was born 27 October 1857 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania to Valentine BLITZ and Margaretha LUTZ. On 1 November 1857, she was baptized in St. Boniface Catholic Church.
[Entry] 45. Novembris 1. Baptizavi Evam Carolinam natam vigesima septima Octobris ex parentisbus Valentino Blitz & Margaretha Lutz; P. Catharina Blitz.
J. B. Bach, sacerdos.
Her godmother was Catharina Blitz, Valentine's mother and her grandmother. Her baptismal name was Eva Caroline, but she would go by the name Catherine, like her grandmother.
St. Boniface Catholic Church (Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania), Church records, Baptisms 1855-1907, page 12, entry 45, Evam Carolinam, 1 November 1857; FHL microfilm 1730906, item 3.