Mary Plenzler was the seventh child born to Eva Dauer and Joseph Plenzler on September 14, 1892. Mary was baptized in St. Anthony’s Parish, September 18, 1892. Mary’s baptismal name was Marianna Magdalena. Her baptismal record is transcribed below:

Nativae: 14 Sept.
Bapt.: 18 Sept.
Nomen: Marianna Magdalena /binom./
Genus: foem.
Thori: Leg.
Parentes: Plencner Josephus fil. Josephi et Mariannae; Dauer, Eva fil Andreas et Mariannae n Aumiller.
Patrini: Franciscus Zielinski et Magalena Brzoska

As noted with her brother, Robert, it is interesting to note that paternity of the child’s parents is also noted during this period with St. Anthony’s baptismal records. While Eva Dauer’s mother was noted as Marianna Omler on Robert’s baptism record, it is noted as Marianna Aumiller on Mary’s baptism record. It will be interesting to see if there are any more leads with Eva’s family name if it is possible to obtain the marriage records from Poznan for Eva and Joseph.

It seems as if Mary resided with her brother, Robert, her entire adult life and never married. The 1930 census shows Robert and Mary living at 1541 Avondale and this was the address on her death records as well. This is a picture of the property.

Mary passed away January 4, 1969 and was buried in Calvary Cemetery through St. Stanislaus Parish. Her obituary was published January 6, 1969 in the Toledo Blade and is transcribed below:

Mary Plenzler

Mary S. Plenzler, 75, of 1541 Avondale Ave., died Saturday in her home.

Miss Plenzler was a lifelong resident of Toledo. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and its Council of Catholic Women.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Sophia Szymanowski, and brothers, Robert and Frank Plenzler, all of Toledo.

Services will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Sujkowski Mortuary.

Mary’s interment record through St. Stanislaus is transcribed below:

Name: Mary Plenzler
Address: 1541 Avondale
Age: 75
Parents or Spouse: Brother, Robert; Sister, Sophia Szymanowski
Date of Death: Jan. 4, 1969
Date of Burial: Jan. 9, 1969
Celebrant at Funeral: S.J. Wojceichowski

Her burial record from Calvary Cemetery is transcribed below:

No. 71940
Name: Mary S. Plenzler
Residence: 1541 Avondale
Age: 75
Cause of Death: Coronary Occlusion
Date of Interment: Jan. 9
Grave: 6
Range or Lot: 193
Section: 46
Funeral Director: Sujkowski
Remarks: R-46

I will be updating again starting this weekend. It’s been a wicked two weeks.

My mother is settled in at a lovely assisted care facility (#1 reason for my absence) and I’ve finally caught up with a work project in Orlando (#2 reason for my absence). Unfortunately, I can be called for TDY with short notice and be gone for long stretches. (I love to travel, but work and travel combined is sometimes hell!)

During my absence, I heard from the Plenzler family, requesting photos. Mom didn’t have any that were immediately accessible to me, but I do believe she at least would have her wedding photos packed away somewhere. As we slowly go through her possessions, photos may appear. Never underestimate the amount of possessions your long-lived relatives may have!

As a side note, I’ve noticed a bit of spamming going on here from Facebook. I’ve readjusted my profile accordingly so that only friends can see my Facebook profile and contact information, including websites. Fortunately, the first time anyone comments, I have to approve the comment. Once you’ve been “whitelisted,” you can comment freely (unless of course, I decide the comments are inappropriate). If you’ve commented here and don’t see it on the blog, it’s likely I deleted it by accident. Please contact me if you believe your comments were deleted in error.

Hopefully some day soon, I can migrate this blog to my personal domain for better control, but we all know that if wishes were horses, beggars would ride — I wish for more than 24 hours to a day and I’d probably sleep or work for pay more than 24 hours a day!

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