Francis Wenrich

Male9 September 1810–5 December 1901

Brief Life History of Francis

When Francis Wenrich was born on 9 September 1810, in Linglestown, Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Peter Wenrich, was 37 and his mother, Susannah H. Umberger, was 34. He married Mary Ditty Light on 29 May 1838. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Millersburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States for about 40 years. He died on 5 December 1901, in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Wenrich
Mary Ditty Light
Marriage: 29 May 1838
Isadore Wenrich
Joseph Wenrich
Mary Wenrich
Sarah Ellen Wenrich

Sources (9)

  • Francis Wenrich, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Francis Wenrich, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Commemorative biographical encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 May 1838
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Oldest grave seen in the memorials list


    Age 2

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

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 26

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    German (of Slavic origin): from the personal name Wenrich, a Germanized form of a Slavic cognate of Heinrich (see Henry ) or Andreas .

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

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