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Name Anna Margaret PONTIUS43,22
Birth 9 Jul 1859/1860, Chicago, Cook Co., IL43,107
Death 21 January 1937, Todd Co., MN22
Occupation Seamstress And Mid-Wife43
Cause of death Heart Attack43
Spouses
1 Frederic DINKEL43,22
Birth 15 March 1854, Bavaria, Germany106,43
Death 2 April 1917, Long Prairie, Todd Co., MN43,22
Occupation Farmer And Owned A Meat Market In Long Prairie, Todd Co., MN43
Cause of death Stomach Cancer43
Father George DINKEL (1822-)
Mother Mary A. HAMMER (1822-)
Marriage 3 June 1879, Long Prairie, Todd Co., MN43
Children Mary Ann (Died as Infant) (1880-)
John H. (1881-1967)
Frank Benjamin (1883-1971)
Magdalena L. (1884-)
Louis Benjamin (1886-1955)
Theresa Elizabeth (1889-1979)
Allminia B. (1891-1955)
Clementine (1893-1971)
(?) (Died as Infant) (~1897-)
George Henry (1900-1972)
Helen M. (1902-1991)
Isabella (1902-)
Notes for Anna Margaret PONTIUS
Anna Margaret Pontius was born in Michigan City, Illinois (which is now Chicago), on July 9, 1859. At the age of nine she came with her parents, Nicholas and Mary Pontius, and settled in Todd County. They occupied the farm which Uncle John Dinkel later lived on. The mother died when Anna was still young.

On June 3, 1879 she married Frederick Dinekl in Long Prairie, MN. They had nine children that grew to adulthood: Helen, John, Frank, Louis, Theresa, Minnie, Clementine, George and Isabelle. Three daughters died in infancy.

Anna sewed and tied quilts and braided rugs. All of her rugs were made from old wool coats, pants, skirts and dresses. She also was a mid-wife and delivered hundreds of babies. Somtimes she traveled many miles to do so.

She died January 1937 in her home hwere she was found by her son, George. She had been stricken with a heart attack.
-The Life and Times of C.F. Botz: collected memeories of the Botz children. 43
Last Modified 14 January 2007 Created 15 September 2008 using Reunion for Macintosh

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