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Michael Cantonwine
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Birth: 1815
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug., 1851
Benton County
Iowa, USA

Michael Cantonwine was the oldest of twelve children born to 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.

Michael married Catherine Myers/Myres in about 1841 and they had five children:
Susan (m. Ira Baldwin)
David (m. Eliza Elson)
Daniel (m. Ella Ione Ketchum)
Maria/Mariah (m. John T. Miller)
Alexander (m. Mary; m. Ellen)

After Michael's death in 1851, Catherine married Daniel Shaffer October 12, 1854 in Vinton, Benton, IA. 
Family links: 
  Charles Cantonwine (1778 - 1839)
  Mary Magdalena Scholl Cantonwine
  Catherine Myers/Myres Cantonwine (1816 - 1866)*
  Daniel M Cantonwine (____ - 1920)*
  Susannah Vivian "Susan" Cantonwine Baldwin (1842 - 1930)*
  David Cantonwine (1844 - 1917)*
  Maria Cantonwine Miller (1849 - ____)*
  Alexander Cantonwine (1850 - ____)*
  Michael Cantonwine (1815 - 1851)
  Jacob Cantonwine (1815 - 1887)*
  Margaret Jane Cantonwine Onstott (1816 - 1900)*
  Charles A. Cantonwine (1818 - ____)*
  David "Doc" Cantonwine (1819 - 1897)*
  Catharine Cantonwine Royal (1820 - 1903)*
  George C Cantonwine (1821 - 1905)*
  John Cantonwine (1825 - 1868)*
  Abraham Cantonwine (1827 - 1906)*
  Samuel R Cantonwine (1834 - 1862)*
*Calculated relationship
Cantonwine Homestead Cemetery
Benton County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Feb 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18110846

- Ann Koch
 Added: Feb. 28, 2007

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