Mary Barla Rensch Schnell

1853–1935 (Age 81)

The Life of Mary Barla

When Mary Barla Rensch Schnell was born in February 1853, in Switzerland, her father, JOSEPH ANTON "ANTHONY" I RENSCH, was 31 and her mother, Frances "Franciska" Marie Bether, was 20. She married Joseph Schnell on 30 April 1878, in Washington, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Concord Township, Lake, South Dakota, United States in 1900 and Madison, Lake, South Dakota, United States in 1930. She died in 1935, in Badus Township, Lake, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lake, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Schnell
Mary Barla Rensch Schnell
Marriage: 30 April 1878
Anna Schnell
Emmanuel George Schnell
Louis A. Schnell
Mary Catherine Schnell Daragisch
Frank Anthony Schnell

Spouse and Children

30 April 1878
Washington, Minnesota, United States


    Anna Schnell


    Emmanuel George Schnell



    Mary Catherine Schnell Daragisch


    Frank Anthony Schnell


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 10

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German:1. from a reduced form of any of the Germanic compound personal names with the first element ragin ‘counsel’, for example Reinhold or Reinhard ( see Reinhardt ). 2. much altered reduced form of the personal name Laurens or Lorenz ( see Lawrence ). 3. short form of a personal name of Slavic origin, formed with the element ranu ‘early’. 4. variant of Renschler .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary B Schnell in household of Joseph Schnell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary B Schnell in household of Joseph Schnell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary B Schnell in household of Joseph Schnell, "United States Census, 1910"

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