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Mary Magdalena Scholl Cantonwine
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Birth: unknown
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: unknown
Iowa, USA

Eight or so years after Charles Cantonwine's arrival in Philadelphia, in about 1814, Charles married Mary Magdalena Scholl, daughter of Charles Jacob & Margaret (Fuhr) Scholl, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania.

Between 1815 and 1834, Charles and Mary had eleven known children - eight sons and three daughters. A possible twelfth child (Syphronia) has not been documented.

Those children and their eventual destinations in America were as follows. Note: these names are not in chronological order. It has been quite difficult to establish accurate birth dates for these offspring

Michael (m. Catharine Myers/Myres) - (Iowa)
Jacob (m. Christena Dilling) - (Colorado)
Mary (m. Peter Dilts) - (Iowa)
Catharine (m. John W. Royal) - (Colorado and New Mexico)
Margaret (m. Isaac Onstott) - (Kansas and Oklahoma)
Charles (m. Julie Denslow) - (Washington and Oregon)
David "Doc" (m. (1) Huldah White; (2) Cynthia Emily Irish) - (Iowa)
George (m. Mary Malinda Lewis) - (Washington state)
John (m. (1) Caroline Denslow (Iowa), then later (2) Nancy Starr)-(Colorado)
Abraham (m. Elizabeth White) - (Colorado)
Samuel (m. Rebecca Tucker/Todd) - (Missouri)

The 1840 census for Cedar Co., Iowa, shows Mary as head of household and no other male adult in her age category. It is assumed that Charles died in 1839. By 1850 Mary and most of her offspring and their families had moved on to Benton County, Iowa. Mary was still alive in 1852, living in Benton County with her youngest son, Samuel, according to the census of that year. She is not listed in the 1860 census.

No record has been found of Mary's birth or death dates. The birth date is estimated as 1788-1790, the death date as between 1852-1860 and she most likely died in Iowa. 
Family links: 
  Charles Cantonwine (1778 - 1839)
  Jacob Cantonwine (1815 - 1887)*
  Michael Cantonwine (1815 - 1851)*
  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
Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Nov 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62065942

Mary and Charles are my husband's 3rd great grandparents. So glad to find this information on them.
- Sherry Michl Dold
 Added: Feb. 11, 2016
Mary and Charles are my 4th great grandparents. An Angel to watch over you.
- Denise
 Added: Jun. 14, 2014
I am a descendant of Charles & Mary Cantonwine. I knew nothing more than their names before finding them on Thank you for the information which is here. I will contribute anything I find as well.
- Melanie Sanders
 Added: Oct. 6, 2012

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