Anna Mary Zent

28 October 1892–February 1969 (Age 76)
Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine, Soviet Union

The Life Summary of Anna Mary

When Anna Mary Zent was born on 28 October 1892, in Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine, Soviet Union, her father, Peter Zent, was 54 and her mother, Anna Mary Wetzstein, was 30. She married Joseph Schaff on 19 April 1911, in Stark, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Slope, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Cash Township, Slope, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years. She died in February 1969, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Schaff
Anna Mary Zent
Marriage: 19 April 1911
Frank Schaff
karl Schaff
Edmund John Schaff
Edward Schaff
George Schaff
Rose Schaff
Anna Mary Schaff
Rapheal Schaff
Peter Jacob Schaff
Leo Joseph Schaff
Barbara Pauline Schaff
John Schaff
Lawrence Carl Schaff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 April 1911Stark, North Dakota, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 6
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    German: unexplained. At least in part it originates from the former German settlements in Bessarabia in southern Russia (now in Ukraine) and may be an altered form of an unidentified German (reportedly Alsatian) surname.

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

    Sources (5)

    • Anna Mae Schaff in household of Joe Schaff, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Ann Mary Zent in entry for George H. Engen and Pauline Schaff, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Anna Mary Schaff in household of Joe Schaff, "United States Census, 1940"

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