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Edna Gertrude Louisa Meyer Bentz
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Birth: May 30, 1918
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1999
San Diego County
California, USA

Edna M. Bentz was an avid genealogist. She was the author of "If I Can You Can Decipher Germanic Records" an internationally known book on reading German script.

Obituary - San Diego Union Tribune
Edna M. Bentz, 81, of San Diego. Born Omaha, NE. A graduate of Benson High. Employed by: Burns and Potter, Omaha; In 1940 Schloss-Sheffield Steel Co., Birmingham, AL; Reynolds Metal, Longview, WA, in 1942; Fort Crook, Omaha 1944. Married A.F. Lt. John Bentz, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Omaha, Aug. 22, 1945. Lived in Detroit, Cleveland, Detroit, Cincinnati, Dubland (Dublin), CA, Grand Blanc, MI, Pleasanton, CA. Retired to San Diego in 1979. Editor 8 years "German Connection" for The German Research Association. Wrote an internationally popular book on deciphering German records. After several surgeries and health problems, she succumbed to renal failure. 
Family links: 
  Andreas Georg Meyer (1887 - 1978)
  Maria Hannah Mathilda Hamann Meyer (1884 - 1972)
  John Donald Bentz (1917 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Tamara Bentz
Record added: Jun 13, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6506807
Edna Gertrude Louisa <i>Meyer</i> Bentz
Added by: Tamara Bentz
Edna Gertrude Louisa <i>Meyer</i> Bentz
Added by: Tamara Bentz
Edna Gertrude Louisa <i>Meyer</i> Bentz
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Some flowers and a visit from an old friend and genealogical pen pal who cherishes all the help and correspondence we've had over many years.Madeline Bovery Galbraith/NYC
- madgalb
 Added: Jul. 23, 2016
I think these flowers are appropriate for a lady whose smile alone is impossible to overlook or forget.
- Trevor
 Added: Jan. 31, 2016
Someone thought of you today, Edna.
- Sabrina K. Combs
 Added: Oct. 20, 2014
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