Frederick Mentzer

15 August 1808–2 March 1892 (Age 83)
Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Frederick

When Frederick Mentzer was born on 15 August 1808, in Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Mentzer, 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 Franklin Twp, 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

about 1829
Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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 (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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Sources (3)

  • Frederick Mentzer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frederick Mentzer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frederick Mentzer, "United States Census, 1850"

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