Wilhelmina "Minnie" Marsh

about 1807–14 April 1898 (Age 91)

The Life of Wilhelmina "Minnie"

Wilhelmina "Minnie" Marsh was born about 1807, in Germany. She married Friedrick Steinkopf about 1828, in Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 14 April 1898, in Union, Iowa, United States, at the age of 91.

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Friedrick Steinkopf
Wilhelmina "Minnie" Marsh
Marriage: about 1828
Friedrich Steinkopf

Spouse and Children

about 1828


World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

Age 6

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 25

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a marsh or fen, Middle English mershe (Old English mersc), or a habitational name from any of various minor places named with this word, for example in Shropshire and Sussex.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Minnie Mash in entry for Frederick Steinkopf, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Wilhelmina Mash - Published information: death: 14 April 1898; Union, Iowa, United States

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