Mary Dorothea Margaret Kantz

15 May 1862–8 September 1888 (Age 26)
Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Dorothea Margaret

When Mary Dorothea Margaret Kantz was born on 15 May 1862, in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, her father, Lucas Evangelst Kantz, was 35 and her mother, Dorothea Margaret Weil, was 27. She married George Headly Rawles on 2 February 1881, in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 September 1888, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Headly Rawles
Mary Dorothea Margaret Kantz
Marriage: 2 February 1881
Harry Lycurgus Rawles
David Headly Rawles
Mary May Dorothea Rawles

Spouse and Children

2 February 1881
Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Lucas Evangelst Kantz


    Dorothea Margaret Weil




    John Franklin Kantz


    Joseph Tillman Kantz


    Andrew Philip Kantz



    Lucas Henry Kantz


+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 8

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

German:1. from a pet form of the personal name Konrad . 2. nickname for someone with a bull neck, from the dialect word kanz ‘upper part of the neck’, ‘scruff’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary M D Kantz in household of Lucas Kantz, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Kantz in household of Lucas Kantz, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Kautz in entry for Harry L Rawles and Edna G Moore, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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