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 Maria Katharina “Puetsch's Marie” <I>Berg</I> Weiler

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Maria Katharina “Puetsch's Marie” Berg Weiler

  • Birth 14 Oct 1860 Trimbs, Mayen-Koblenzer Landkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  • Death 11 Jan 1941 Mendig, Mayen-Koblenzer Landkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  • Burial Mendig, Mayen-Koblenzer Landkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  • Plot grave obliterated after 30 years
  • Memorial ID 29848646

Maria Katharina Berg was born in Trimbs (Polch), Germany to Johann Adam Berg and Anna Sophia (Josten) Berg.

Maria had three brothers: Peter Josef (of Trimbs), Michel (of Trimbs), and Nicolaus. She also had one sister, Elisabeth "Liese", who married Wilhelm "Will" Siemons and moved to Dorff, which is near Aachen. Some of Tante Liese and Onkel Will's children later moved to Schleckheim, not far away from Dorff. Maria was known by her sister Liese's family as "Die Tant van Niedermendig".

Maria was married May 1, 1881 to Peter Weiler. Peter's nickname was "Puetsch". Once they were married Maria became known as "Puetsch's Marie".

The Weilers lived at 402 Post Strasse in Niedermendig (Kreis Mayen), Germany.

They had 11 children: Katharina, Jean, Wilhelm Friedrich, Elisabeth, August, Friedrich, Anna Maria, and four whose names are unknown as they died as infants. Because she had so many children "for the Reich", Maria was awarded a special medal by Adolph Hitler. When people saw her wearing the medal, she was granted certain privileges, such as, if she got on a bus, and there were no available seats, they were supposed to give up their seat to her.

Maria died during WWII. She was buried in the main Friedhof in Niedermendig.

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  • Created by: John Losee
  • Added: 16 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29848646
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Katharina “Puetsch's Marie” Berg Weiler (14 Oct 1860–11 Jan 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29848646, citing Friedhof - Mendig, Mendig, Mayen-Koblenzer Landkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany ; Maintained by John Losee (contributor 11538799) .