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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 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.

Finally in1989, Dorothy's beloved younger sister Barbara Ruth Kienzle-Stewart put a stone on her grave. Barbara picked the stone out with her daughter Clair from Minozzi and Sons monument dealers.

Biography written by Find A Grave Member GWTWQUEENIE. Please do not reprint without permission. Thank You.

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Paternal Grandfather:
William James Kienzle Sr.

Paternal Grandmother:
Dorothea Vetter-Kienzle

Maternal Grandfather:
Henry "Heinrich" Holzwarth

Maternal Grandmother:
Louisa Richter-Holzwarth

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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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“You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal ba...(Read more)
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I can only hope we shall see each other in that place where there is only love and no shadows fall, You have touched my very being...I shall remember you.
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Mommy spoke of you often ~
- Forever Young xoxoxo
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