Mary Ann Dunkelberger

1838–13 October 1904 (Age 66)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Dunkelberger was born in 1838, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Solomon Dunkelberger, was 24 and her mother, Jane Miller, was 25. She married George W Reiber about 1865. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 13 October 1904, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

George W Reiber
Mary Ann Dunkelberger
Marriage: about 1865
Theodore Nevin Reiber
Salina Alice Reiber
Sarah Ellen Reiber
James Diven Reiber

Spouse and Children

about 1865


Parents and Siblings



    Elias Dunkleberger



    Nathaniel Dunkelberger


    William Henry Dunkelberger


    Susanna J. Dunkelberger


World Events (7)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 25

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, literally meaning ‘man from the dark mountain’, from German dunkel ‘dark’ + Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.2 topographic name for someone living on a dark hillside, from Dunk ( see Dunker ) + Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ann Riber in household of George Riber, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A Reiber in household of George W Reiber, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Bendlebergar in entry for Theodore N Reiber and Oive L Crane, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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