Mary Elizabeth Finster

1849–1934 (Age 84)
Parish, Parish, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Finster was born in October 1849, in Parish, Parish, Oswego, New York, United States, her father, Peter Finster, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Lints, was 22. She married Deforest Doby Case in 1872, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 6 August 1934, in Ladora, Iowa, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Mary Elizabeth Finster
1849–1934
Deforest Doby Case
1847–1929
Marriage: 1872
Charles C. Case
1872–1957
Grace E Case
1876–1945

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1872
New York City, New York, United States
children

(2)

Parents & Siblings

  • Peter Finster

    Male1818–1908Male

  • Margaret Lints

    Female1827–1882Female

siblings

(3)

  • William H Finster

    Male1848–1928Male

  • Female1849–1934Female

  • Martha L Finster

    Female1854–Female

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 8

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.
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 23

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German finster ‘dark’, ‘gloomy’, or Yiddish fintster(Middle High German vinster). The name may have referred to a person's habitual character, or it may have been acquired as a result of some now irrecoverable anecdote.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Finster in household of Peter Finster, "New York, State Census, 1865"
  • Mary E Finster in household of Peter Finster, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • Mary L Finster in household of Peter Finster, "United States Census, 1870"

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