Minerva Lucretia "Mina" Dietrich

Female25 November 1845–13 August 1915

Brief Life History of Minerva Lucretia "Mina"

When Minerva Lucretia "Mina" Dietrich was born on 25 November 1845, in Greece, Monroe, New York, United States, her father, John Philip Dietrich, was 39 and her mother, Mary Kirk, was 39. She married Henry A. Cook in February 1865. She lived in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States in 1855 and Wright, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 13 August 1915, in Wright Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Wright Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward E. Burlingame
Minerva Lucretia "Mina" Dietrich
Marriage: 7 July 1890

Sources (8)

  • M L Detrick in household of Phillip Detrick, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Mina L. Ostrich Cook, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Mina in household of Edward Burlingana, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1890Wright, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1847 · Moving the State Capital

    Age 2

    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.


    Age 20

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Gerhard, Dieter, Hans, Helmut, Juergen, Wolfgang, Fritz, Hans-Peter, Heinz, Jurgen.

    German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Theodoric (see Terry ), composed of the elements theud ‘people, race’ + rīc ‘power(ful), rich’. This surname is also found in some other European countries, notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Poland. Compare Dedrick , Deitrich , Detrick , and Tetrick .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Death of Henry A. Cook

    Transcription of obituary [has typos] from http://ottawa.migenweb.net/obits/a-j/cookHA.html Coopersville Observer, August 16, 1880 [should be 1889] Death of Henry A. Cook The sad and tragic death o …

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