Maria Magdalena Dinger

Brief Life History of Maria Magdalena

When Maria Magdalena Dinger was born on 16 December 1836, in Amt Baden, Baden, her father, George Jacob Dinger, was 31 and her mother, Anna Maria Haessig, was 29. She married Charles Henry Gontka Sr in 1863, in Baden. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years and Little Falls, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 January 1920, at the age of 83, and was buried in Cataract Cemetery, Cataract, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry Gontka Sr
Maria Magdalena Dinger
Marriage: 1863
Amelia Adeline Gantka
John Gantka
from January 1870 to December 1870–
Charles Henry Gantka Jr
Mary A. Gantka
from January 1867 to December 1867–1922
Frank Francis Gantka
from January 1870 to December 1870–1952

Sources (10)

  • Mary Goutka in household of Michael Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maria Magdalena Dinger, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Mary Ginger in entry for Pleasant Foster, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1854: Monroe, Wisconsin, United States


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

Name Meaning


occupational name from Middle High German dingære, Middle Low German dinger ‘judge, arbiter’.

habitational name for someone from any of several places called Ding (Ober- or Unterding, Bavaria) or Dingen.

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

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