From the death certificate I now know that;
- Mary’s cause of death was listed as “Old Age”. At 79 years old in today’s terms I certainly wouldn’t look at that as being “Old” but in 1911 I guess it was. According to Mary’s obituary (see post An Unusual Find for Sunday Obituary-Mary Robin Bentz) she had suffered a stroke about 5 years earlier
- Mary’s father, Martin Robin, which had been previously unknown is now known. This is a major find! I thought it was interesting that Clara (born in Luxembourg and about 4 years old when they immigrated to America) did not know her Grandmother’s maiden name but knew her Grandfather’s name. Her grandmother’s first name is believed to be Anna Maria. They were reportedly both born in Prussia.
- the informant for the information was Mrs. H. Riechling, Mary’s daughter Clara, who according to her obituary she was living with at the time of her death
Now, I guess I have some good information to start searching in Luxembourg and Germany for information on her parents and her marriage to John Bentz. Maybe I can even connect with some of Mary’s children’s families also.
If you have any corrections or additions or stories to share I look forward to hearing them.
Enjoy the journey,