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Maria Weichel Mantz, Kidnapped by Indians in Kansas

Maria Weichel Mantz, Kidnapped by Indians in Kansas

Posted: 11 Sep 2007 9:32PM 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?

Thanks

Mike

Re: Maria Weichel Mantz, Kidnapped by Indians in Kansas

Posted: 12 Sep 2007 5:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
In August you posted an obit for Maria's daughter which gives her burial info as: Fruitvale Chapel of the Clarence N. Cooper Mortuary, 1500 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery. Maybe Maria is buried there too or maybe the records for her daughter would give you a hint.
Clarence N Cooper Mortuary,1580 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94601, (510) 533-4114

http://mountainviewcemetery.reachlocal.net/index.html

Some possibles I found:

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/alameda/cemeteries/m...

Mantz (blank) (blank) 5 S/W: Remmel

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/alameda/cemeteries/m...

Wurthman Edith M. 0/0/1903 0/0/1935 56 S/W: Wurthman, Kathrine L.
Wurthman Grace M. 0/0/1869 0/0/1945 56 S/W: Wurthman, Edith M.
Wurthman Kathrine L. 0/0/1885 0/0/1926 56 S/W: MacKenzie, Kathleen A.

(abbreviation S/W = another name on the same marker)

Just a thought. Gena

Re: Maria Weichel Mantz, Kidnapped by Indians in Kansas

Posted: 17 Sep 2007 11:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Mike

I checked the records for Mountain View Cemetery, to 1915 and she is not buried there, Also checked the east bay papers for a her death, and the notice was the the same as the San Francisco paper.

George

Re: Maria Weichel Mantz, Kidnapped by Indians in Kansas

Posted: 18 Sep 2007 1:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for checking. Any suggestions where else to look for her burial? Other local cemeteries in use in 1890?

Thanks again for looking.

Mike

Re: Maria Weichel Mantz, Kidnapped by Indians in Kansas

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 11:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Weichell, Mantz
It has been found that she was originally buried in the now defunct Odd Fellows Cemetery.

In 1933 her ramains were moved to Green Lawn cemetery, Colma, CA.
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