|Birth: ||Jul. 16, 1838|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 1931|
Mrs. Magdalena Wenz
Funeral services for Mrs. Magdalena Wenz, 92, widow of Peter F. Wenz, who died Monday morning at her home, 150 Freeman avenue, Stratford, will be held at the parlors of Liberum and Heaphy, 866 Lafayette street Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Emil Berger, pastor of the First German Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot in Park cemetery.
Mrs. Wenz had been a member of the First German Baptist church for 43 years. Born in Germany July 16, 1838 she came to this country when she was 14 years old living at first in Vermont and afterwards in Pennsylvania. She came to Bridgeport in 1854 and for 48 years lived on the farm which adjoins Bethany chapel. She has since resided in Bridgeport and later for the past eight years in Stratford. She married Mr. Wenz in 1862. He died in 1890. They had 9 children five of whom survive. Mrs. Wenz is also survived by 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Mrs. Magdalena Wenz
Magdalena, 92, widow of Peter Wenz, a resident of North Bridgeport for 70 years before moving to Stratford about eight years ago, died yesterday at her home, 150 Freeman Ave., Stratford. Mrs. Wenz is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Mary Knees, Miss Josephine Wenz, Mrs. Caroline Butler, Mrs. Anna Hackett, and Mrs. Emma Begley; eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Magdalena very likely married Peter Wentz, however the name in her obituary and their headstone reads Wenz.
Magdalena was the daughter of Fintanus and Magdalena (Abend) Werkmeister.
Magdalena married Peter Felix Wentz in 1862 in Bridgeport CT. Magdalena and Peter had 9 children and 12 grandchildren. Their children were Mary (1863-1947), Josephena (1867-1867), Josephine (1868-1946), Emma (1869- ), Caroline (1871-1965), Eva (1873- ), Anna (1876- ), Emma (1877-1947) and a unknown child who probably died shortly after birth. All of their children were born in Bridgeport CT.
Peter Felix Wentz (1834 - 1890)
Mary Elizabeth Wentz Knees (1863 - 1947)*
Josephena Wentz (1865 - 1867)*
Josephine E. Wentz (1868 - 1946)*
Caroline Wentz Butler (1871 - 1965)*
Emma E. Wentz Begley (1877 - 1947)*
Created by: Bob McLellan
Record added: May 31, 2012
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