Frederick Mentzer

Male15 August 1808–2 March 1892

Brief Life History of Frederick

When Frederick Mentzer was born on 15 August 1808, in Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Meinzer, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Bonebrake, was 33. He married Dorothy Monn about 1829, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 2 March 1892, in Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Frederick Mentzer
Dorothy Monn
Marriage: about 1829
Abraham Mentzer
Jacob Mentzer
Obed Mentzer
Joseph Josiah Mentzer
Samuel Franklin Mentzer
Elizabeth Mentzer
Daniel B. Mentzer
Leah Mentzer

Sources (7)

  • Frederick Mentzer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frederick Mentzer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Fred'K Mentzer in entry for Daniel Mentzer, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1829Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 4

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 22

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    German: habitational name with the agent suffix -er, either from Mainz, earlier Mentz, derived from the medieval Latin name Mogontia (from Latin Mogontiacum, probably from the Celtic personal name Mogontios); or from Menz in Brandenburg and Saxony.

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

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