Mary Jane Hofheintz

11 May 1837–15 September 1878 (Age 41)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Hofheintz was born on 11 May 1837, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Peter Hofheintz, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Ann Mode, was 25. She married Benjamin Landon Doty on 1 December 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 15 September 1878, in Glendale, Beaverhead, Montana, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Glendale, Beaverhead, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Landon Doty
Mary Jane Hofheintz
Marriage: 1 December 1856
Mary Vivian Doty
Sarah Melvina Doty
Harriet Emlia Doty
Emma Adelia Doty
Henrietta Amelia Doty
Adaline Eliza Doty
Benjamin Landon Doty
Charles Dwane Doty

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 11
    Bingham Canyon is located in the Oquirrh Mountains approximately twenty-five miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The canyon was first settled in August 1848 by two Mormon pioneers, Thomas and Sanford Bingham. The two brothers had been sent to the area by Brigham Young, who requested that they take a herd of horses and cattle belonging to himself, the Bingham family, and others up to the high land around the main canyon. They erected a small cabin about one-and-a-half miles below the entrance to the canyon on the north side of its creek.
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    German: distinguishing name for a man called Heinz who lived on or was in charge of a farm or estate (see Hoff ). Compare Huffhines and Huffines .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight


    Traveled in the Warren Foote Company (1850)

    Sources (22)

    • Mary J Dolby in household of Benjamin Doty, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Jane in entry for Benjm L Doty, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Mary J Doty in household of Benjamin Doty, "United States Census, 1860"

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