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 Wilhelmina Elizabeth “Eliza” <I>Steffenburger</I> Wagner

Wilhelmina Elizabeth “Eliza” Steffenburger Wagner

Birth
Germany
Death 28 Dec 1939 (aged 76)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 101362074 · View Source
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Eliza was married to Heinrick John "Henry" Wagner in Germany sometime before 1881. My grandmother, Emma Louise Wagner, had always said her parents were born in Hassen Castle, Germany. Without a document to verify this, I have left Eliza's birth location as Germany. There is great conflict on Eliza's exact last name. Grandma always said it was Stauffenburg. However, there are so many variations in the spelling on many different census reports that it is still a mystery. I have found a 1925 Iowa State Census where Eliza is widowed and still has several children living at home with her. She lists her father's last name as Steffenburg and her children's mother's maiden name as Steffenburger. I am using this information for her maiden name here.

Documents show that Eliza arrived in New York on October 14, 1886 and was traveling with three small children, Minnerva, Heinrick Jr., and baby Ernest.


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  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101362074
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilhelmina Elizabeth “Eliza” Steffenburger Wagner (4 Jan 1863–28 Dec 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101362074, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by DLPatters (contributor 47222375) .