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.
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 .
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 …