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Maria Weichel Mantz, Kidnapped by Indians in Kansas

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Maria Weichel Mantz, Kidnapped by Indians in Kansas

Posted: 11 Sep 2007 3:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Weichel
In late May, 1869, the pregnant Maria Weichel and her husband George were attcked by Indians near where Denmark, Kansas now stands. George was killed and Maria along with Susanna Alderdice were carried away by the Indians. Later that summer in northeastern Colorado territory, the 5th Cavalry, lead by the not yet famous scout, William F. Cody, attacked the Indians and attempted to recover Maria Weichel and Susanna Alderdice. Susanna was killed and Maria was wounded and rescued. She was sent east after recovering and had her child at Omaha, Nebraska in December of 1869. She later married John Mantz and in 1880 they are found living in San Franciscio. THe following death notice was found for Maria:
San Francisco Morning Call
San Francisco, California
September 23, 1890
Page 8, Col. 5

MANTZ --In Alameda, September 20, Maria, beloved wife of John Mantz and mother of Mrs. Benjamin Wurthman, a native of Bavaria, aged 45 years, 2 months and 2 days.

Where would be a good place to start looking for Maria Weichel Mantz's burial?


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
meili416day 11 Sep 2007 9:32PM GMT 
GenaHelm 12 Sep 2007 5:30PM GMT 
mt_view2002 17 Sep 2007 11:40PM GMT 
meili416day 18 Sep 2007 1:29AM GMT 
meili416 16 Oct 2012 11:00PM GMT 
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