Mary Ackerman

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Ackerman was born on 18 December 1855, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States as the daughter of Chris Ackerman. She married Louis Kemnitz on 18 September 1880, in Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Watkins Township, Noble, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 16 June 1945, in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 89.

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Louis Kemnitz
Mary Ackerman
Marriage: 18 September 1880
Amelia Karen Kemnitz
Louise Elizabeth Kemnitz
Minnie Lee Kemnitz
Glenn Kemnitz
Leone Kemnitz

Sources (24)

  • Mary Kunnitz in household of Louis Kunnitz, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Ackmen, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
  • Mary Kemnitz, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name from akkerman ‘farmer, plowman’ (from akker ‘field’ + man ‘man’). Compare Akkerman , Aukerman , and Ockerman .

English: from Middle English acreman ‘cultivator of the soil, plowman’ (Old English æcerman, from æcer ‘field, acre’ + man ‘man’). Typically, an acreman was a bond tenant of a manor holding half a virgate of arable land, for which he paid by serving as a plowman. The term was also used generically to denote a plowman or husbandman.

Americanized form of German Ackermann 1.

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

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