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Dorothy Margaret Kienzle
Birth: Feb. 23, 1925
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1938
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Dorothy Margaret Kienzle died at New York Presbyterian Hospital on 168th Street, New York, New York of a streptococcus infection in the heart on Sunday, November 6, 1938 after falling ill with an infection in her tooth.

In 1938, the antibiotic penicillin was not yet available to cure infectious diseases such as Dorothy’s bacterial tooth infection. The infection traveled to Dorothy’s heart and she succumbed to her illness. Dorothy was only 13 years old.

Four years after Dorothy’s death, the first civilian patient was successfully treated with penicillin in March of 1942.

Young Dorothy was born the first daughter of Arthur Herman Kienzle and Mathilda Holzwarth-Kienzle, both of German decent and native New Yorkers, on Monday, February 23, 1925 in New York, New York.

She was survived by her beloved parents and her three loving sisters, Louise Olga age 14, Barbara Ruth age 12 and Mathilda Eleanor age 10.

Dorothy was predeceased by her German immigrant paternal grandparents William James Kienzle of New York, New York who died in 1928, Dorothea Vetter-Kienzle of New York, New York, who died in 1935, as well as her maternal German immigrant grandparents Heinrich a/k/a Herman Holzwarth of New York, New York, who died in 1914, and Louisa Richter-Holzwarth of New York, New York who died in 1931.

A funeral viewing for Dorothy was held at her parents' Bronx apartment in New York and interment followed three days later at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Dorothy was buried in a grave one row behind her paternal grandparents Heinrich and Dorothea Vetter-Kienzle.

In 1956, when her father Arthur Kienzle passed away, he was buried with his cherished Dorothy.


And if I should go before you,
Know that a part of me still remains.
You will not see me,
Yet I will be there walking beside you.

You will not touch me,
Yet I will live in your heart
And memory always.

Have faith that we will one day
Walk hand in hand in eternity.

Until then, live your life ~ for life is good ~
And know that I am with you.

Family links: 
  Arthur Herman Kienzle (1901 - 1956)
  Mathilda Holzwarth Kienzle Wenger (1908 - 1969)
  Dorothy Margaret Kienzle (1925 - 1938)
  Barbara Ruth Kienzle Stewart (1926 - 1997)*
  Mathilda Eleanor Kienzle Morrison (1928 - 1999)*
  John Joseph Wenger (1946 - 1993)**
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Grave No. 71, Lot 350, Section 74
Created by: gwtwqueenie
Record added: Jun 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91525096
Dorothy Margaret Kienzle
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Dorothy Margaret Kienzle
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Mommy always told me how you were going around the apartment saying, "Bobby's birthday is coming up, Bobby's is going to have a birthday" over and over. Sadly, you died 5 days after her birthday which you did celebrate with her on the first of November.
- A Great-Niece Remembers
 Added: Sep. 12, 2014
To Our Aunt Dorothy ~ You went home to God 75 years ago - sadly, you were taken too young ~ wish we had known you ~
- Love Always Your Beloved Nieces and Nephews
 Added: Nov. 7, 2013
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and forever dear.
- gwtwqueenie
 Added: Nov. 7, 2013
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