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Sister Mary Benigna Rusting
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Birth: Nov., 1894
Spink County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1919
Mission San Jose District
Alameda County
California, USA

Anna Marie Rusting was born in Nov of 1894 in Zell, Groveland Township, Spink Co., South Dakota. Her parents were Frank Christian and Bernardina "Dena" Mary Kirchoff Rusting. She was the fifth of twelve children.

The family moved about 1905 to Santa Rosa, California and following the great earthquake of 1906, moved to Oakland, California. She took her first vows on 02 Oct 1915 at the Dominican Mother House in Mission San Jose, Alameda Co., California. She was at the Dominican Mother house when she at twenty-four years died on 21 Jan 1919 a victim of the Great Flu epidemic following the First World War. A few months before her brother Joseph Frank had been killed in France on the first day of the Argonne-Meuse Offensive, 26 Sep 1918. 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Christian Rusting (1849 - 1912)
  Bernardina Mary Kirchoff Rusting (1867 - 1957)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary M. Rusting Knoll (1888 - 1977)*
  Joseph Frank Rusting (1889 - 1918)*
  John Joseph Rusting (1891 - 1970)*
  Frank Joseph Rusting (1893 - 1971)*
  Sister Mary Benigna Rusting (1894 - 1919)
  Sister Mary Anthony Rusting, O.P. (1895 - 1970)*
  Margaret Mary Rusting Zieger (1898 - 1987)*
  Lawrence Joseph Rusting (1900 - 1958)*
  Sister Mary Bernadine Rusting (1902 - 1995)*
  Clara Marie Liening (1907 - 1957)*
  Anthony Joseph Rusting (1909 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Cemetery
Fremont
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: Row V, No. 6
 
Created by: Thomas J. Meyers
Record added: Apr 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68437734
Sister Mary Benigna Rusting
Added by: Thomas J. Meyers
 
Sister Mary Benigna Rusting
Added by: Thomas J. Meyers
 
Sister Mary Benigna Rusting
Added by: Thomas J. Meyers
 
 
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- Rita
 Added: Jul. 1, 2012
 
 
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