Note: Austin "A.J." Cantonwine was the son of David "Doc" Cantonwine and Cynthia Emily (Irish) Cantonwine and the grandson of Charles and Mary Magdalena (Scholl) Cantonwine.
Charles, the patriarch of the Cantonwine family, immigrated to America from Prussia in 1806, arriving in Philadelphia, Penn., aboard the ship Orlando. The ship's passenger list shows "Chr. Kuntentwine, single man." The name Kuntentwine later evolved to Cantonwine, and Charles appears to be the only surnamed Kuntentwine/Cantonwine to immigrate to America. Eight or so years after his arrival in Philadelphia, in about 1814, Charles married Mary Magdalena Scholl, daughter of Charles Jacob & Margaret (Fuhr) Scholl, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania.
Davenport [Scott Co., IA] Democrat, November 2, 1937 A. J. Cantonwine Austin J. Cantonwine, 1709 Davenport Avenue, a resident of Davenport for the past 22 years, passed away at his home at 5 p.m. Monday, following an illness of two years. Born in Massillon, IA., Sept 22, 1861, Mr. Cantonwine was married to Louise Schindhelm July 7, 1886. His illness caused him to retire as a representative of the national Casualty Co. of Detroit. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. G. J. [G. A. - Pearl] Arthur of Davenport [d. 3/22/87]; one grandson, . . . two brothers, Louis [d. 11/12/1939] and Walter [d. 1954] of Webster City, IA.; and a sister, Mrs. Emma Marks [d. 7/16/1944] of Webster City. The body was taken to the Horrigan home for funerals where funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Dean R. F. Philbrook officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale cemetery.