Anna Marie Weidenbach

12 July 1876–18 May 1954 (Age 77)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Anna Marie

When Anna Marie Weidenbach was born on 12 July 1876, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, John Weidenbach, was 24 and her mother, Catherine Gorman, was 20. She married Guy Sidney Ranstead on 30 October 1905, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 May 1954, in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Guy Sidney Ranstead
Anna Marie Weidenbach
Marriage: 30 October 1905
Bernard John Ranstead
Catherine Lucille Ranstead

Spouse and Children

30 October 1905
Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States


    Bernard John Ranstead


    Catherine Lucille Ranstead


Parents and Siblings

    John Weidenbach


    Catherine Gorman




    Rosa M. Weidenback



    Joseph Edward Weidenbach


    Lilly Weidenback


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing

Age 5

"During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, ""Stove Capital of the World."""
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 21

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named, from Middle High German wīde ‘willow’ + bach ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Anna M Weidenbeck in household of John Weidenbeck, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Anna Ranstead in household of Guy Ranstead, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anna M Ranstead in household of Guy S Ranstead, "United States Census, 1910"

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