Daniel M Mentzer

Brief Life History of Daniel M

When Daniel M Mentzer was born on 31 January 1819, in Leitersburg, Washington, Maryland, United States, his father, John Mentzer, was 23 and his mother, Catharine Beaver, was 23. He married Mary Magdalene Hoover on 29 January 1850, in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Maryland, United States in 1870 and Antietam, Washington, Maryland, United States in 1880. He died on 5 October 1911, in Edgemont, Washington, Maryland, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel M Mentzer
Mary Magdalene Hoover
Marriage: 29 January 1850
Clara Virginia Mentzer
Joseph P. Mentzer
Ann Maria Mentzer
Mary Kate Mentzer
Julian Amelia Mentzer
Sarah S Mentzer
Daniel E Mentzer
John Francis Carol Mentzer
Lewis Stanley Mentzer

Sources (21)

  • Daniel Mentzer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Daniel Mentzer, "Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940"
  • Daniel Mentzer, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1820 · Making Land more affordable

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."


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

Name Meaning

German: habitational name with the agent suffix -er, either from Mainz, earlier Mentz, derived from the medieval Latin name Mogontia (from 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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