Mary Ann Mentzer

30 June 1841–9 July 1864 (Age 23)
, Franklin, Pennsylvania

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Mentzer was born on 30 June 1841, her father, David Mentzer, was 39 and her mother, Nancy Wiles, was 24. She lived in Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Linn Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 9 July 1864, at the age of 23.

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David Mentzer
Nancy Wiles
Elizabeth Mentzer
Suzannah Mentzer
Benjamin Mentzer
Catherine Mentzer
Mary Ann Mentzer
William Mentzer
Daniel Mentzer
John B Mentzer

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World Events (5)


Age 5

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

Age 5

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 16

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name with the agent suffix -er, either from Mainz, earlier Mentz, derived from the medieval Latin name Mogontia (Latin Mogontiacum, probably from the Celtic personal name Mogontios), or from Menz in Brandenburg and Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Mentzer in household of David Mentzer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Ann Mentzer in household of David Mentzer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Ann Mentzer, "Find A Grave Index"

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