Rita Rose Marthaler

23 November 1931–17 July 2010 (Age 78)
Stearns, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Rita Rose

When Rita Rose Marthaler was born on 23 November 1931, in Stearns, Minnesota, United States, her father, Nicholas Ignatz Marthaler, was 36 and her mother, Louisa Mary Deters, was 33. She married Jerome Gerhard Toenies on 6 November 1956, in Sauk Centre, Stearns, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Morris Township, Stevens, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 17 July 2010, in Big Lake, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Jerome Gerhard Toenies
Rita Rose Marthaler
Marriage: 6 November 1956
Patrick James Toenies

Spouse and Children

6 November 1956
Sauk Centre, Stearns, Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1933 · The Browns Valley Man

Age 2

Just like the Minnesota Woman, The Browns Valley Man are deemed the oldest human remains found in Minnesota. They were found by W. H. Jenson, while he was laying gravel for his driveway, in the Traverse gap in western Minnesota. The remains are believed to be around 9,000 years old.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Swiss German: habitational name for someone from Marthalen near Schaffhausen.2 German and Dutch: habitational name for someone from Martental near Laubach.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Reta Rose Marthaler in household of Nick Marthaler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rita Rose Marthaler in entry for Carla Kay Toenies, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"
  • Rita Rose Marthaler in entry for Kevin Joseph Toenies, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"

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