Mary Mayme Schertz

22 April 1876–5 May 1969 (Age 93)
Danvers, McLean, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Mayme

When Mary Mayme Schertz was born on 22 April 1876, in Danvers, McLean, Illinois, United States, her father, Peter G. Schertz, was 50 and her mother, Mary A. Augsburger, was 41. She married William Leroy Burns on 7 October 1903, in Danvers, McLean, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died on 5 May 1969, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in McLean, Illinois, United States.

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William Leroy Burns
Mary Mayme Schertz
Marriage: 7 October 1903
Lela Burns
Bessie Mae Burns
Mamie Faye Burns

Spouse and Children

    William Leroy Burns



7 October 1903
Danvers, McLean, Illinois, United States




    Mamie Faye Burns


Parents and Siblings

    Peter G. Schertz


    Mary A. Augsburger




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World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 25

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a jester or a nickname for a facetious person, from Middle High German scherz, German Scherz ‘amusement’, ‘game’, ‘jest’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mamie L Burns in household of Wm L Burns, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Schertz in household of Peter G Schertz, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mamie Schertz, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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