Mary Ann Bretz

14 December 1843–25 August 1901 (Age 57)
Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Bretz was born on 14 December 1843, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel Bretz, was 33 and her mother, Susan Erford, was 33. She married Adam Wagner on 21 October 1858, in Louisa, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Inland, Cedar, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Inland Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 25 August 1901, in Cedar, Iowa, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Whitmer Cemetery, Cedar, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam Wagner
1837–1893
Mary Ann Bretz
1843–1901
Marriage: 21 October 1858
John Franklin Wagner
1860–1932
Emma L. Wagner
1863–1920
Catherine Elizabeth Wagner
1867–1946
Jesse Elroy Wagner
1869–1938
Minnie W Wagner
1872–1928
Jeanette Wagner
1875–1938
Wagner
1881–1881
Wagner
1884–1884

Spouse and Children

    Adam Wagner

    Male1837–1893Male

    Female1843–1901Female

MARRIAGE
21 October 1858
Louisa, Iowa, United States
children

(8)

    John Franklin Wagner

    Male1860–1932Male

    Emma L. Wagner

    Female1863–1920Female

    Female1867–1946Female

    Jesse Elroy Wagner

    Male1869–1938Male

    Minnie W Wagner

    Female1872–1928Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Bretz

    Male1810–1881Male

    Female1810–1914Female

siblings

(8)

    Levi L. Bretz

    Male1831–1913Male

    Female1832–Female

    William A H Bretz

    Male1833–Male

    John E Bretz

    Male1837–1918Male

    Benjamin F Bretz

    Male1840–1923Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 3

Iowa is the 29th state.
1863

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

German: probably habitational name from Breetz near Lüneburg, Lower Saxony.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Wagoner in household of Adam Wagoner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Anne Bretz in household of Fred Miller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Wagner in household of John F Wagner, "United States Census, 1900"

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