Mary Angeline Zenk

5 February 1892–October 1964 (Age 72)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Angeline

Mary Angeline Zenk was born on 5 February 1892, in Illinois, United States. She married Herbert Paul Dittrich in January 1921, in McHenry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Dorr Township, McHenry, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died in October 1964, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Crystal Lake, McHenry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Paul Dittrich
Mary Angeline Zenk
Marriage: January 1921
Howard Christopher Dittrich
Angelina D. Dittrich
Robert John Dittrich

Spouse and Children

    Herbert Paul Dittrich



January 1921
McHenry, Illinois, United States


    Howard Christopher Dittrich



    Robert John Dittrich


World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

South German: unflattering nickname for a quarrelsome person, from a derivative of Middle High German zenken, zanken ‘to provoke’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Dittrick in household of Hebert P Dittrick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Diettrich in household of Herbert Diettrich, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Angeline Zenk, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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