Minerva Lucretia "Mina" Dietrich

25 November 1845–13 August 1915 (Age 69)
Greece, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life 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

Henry A. Cook
Minerva Lucretia "Mina" Dietrich
Marriage: February 1865

Spouse and Children

February 1865

Parents and Siblings

    John Philip Dietrich


    Mary Kirk




    Sarah Dietrich


    Cordelia Ann Dietrich


    Mary J Detrick


    Wm J Detrick


    Sarah L Detrick


+2 More Children

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

German: from the Germanic personal name Tederich (Theudoricus), composed of the elements theud ‘people’, ‘race’ + rīc ‘power(ful)’, ‘rich’. This surname is common throughout central and eastern Europe, particularly in the western Slavic countries. The forename occurs in a wide variety of local forms, especially in northern Germany. It is cognate with Dutch Diederik ( see Dederick ).

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

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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 …

Sources (3)

  • M L Detrick in household of Phillip Detrick, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Mina in household of Edward Burlingana, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minerva Cook in household of Henry Cook, "United States Census, 1870"

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