Louis Wise Schnable
Amelia DeHart
Amelia Schnable


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1. Harry R. Wentzel

2. John W. MacKenzie

Amelia Schnable

  • Born: 10 Oct 1872, Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania
  • Marriage (1): Harry R. Wentzel in 1890 in Berks Co., Pennsylvania
  • Marriage (2): John W. MacKenzie in 1910 in Reading, Berks Co., PA
  • Died: 3 Jun 1935, Reading, Berks Co., PA at age 62
  • Buried: 7 Jun 1935, Aulenbach Cemetery [Mount Penn], Reading, Berks Co., PA

bullet   Cause of her death was Cerebral Apoplexy.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1880 Federal Census for Reading, Berks Co., PA, ED#59 page 444A taken June 2, 1880 records Louis (31 - PA/PA/PA) and Amelia (30 - PA/PA/PA) Schnable with children John J. Schnable (9), Amelia A. Schnable (7), Sarah J. Schnable (4), Louis Franklin Schnable (2), and Katie May Schnable (3/12) living at 572 Cedar Street. Louis is employed as a Laborer.

The 1910 Federal Census for Reading, Berks Co., PA, ED#109 page 124A taken April 19, 1910 records John W. (35 - Connecticut/Scot-English/Scot-English) and Amelia (37 - PA/PA/PA) MacKenzie with step daughters Florence Wentzel (19) and Helen Wentzel (17) living at 1722 Cotton Street. This is the first marriage for John and 2nd for Amelia. They have been married for 0 years. Amelia has had 2 children both of whom are living. John is employed as a Laborer of Odd Jobs.

The 1920 Federal Census for Reading, Berks Co., PA, ED#126 page 208A taken January 6, 1920 records John W. (48 - Connecticut/Ireland/PA) and Amelia (48) MacKenzie living at 1714 Cotton Street. John is a Fish Dealer [and Amelia's 2nd husband]. See notes on her daughter, Helen, and grand son George Hagen, for 1930 census facts.

The 1930 Federal Census for Reading, Berks Co., Pa., ED#69 page 208B taken April 24, 1930 records George W. Hagen (14 - nephew) [indexed as Hager at ancestry.com] living with Robert E. (41) and Helen M. (37) Garrison [Helen is the sister of George Hagen's mother, Florence] living at 614 15th Street. Also in the household are step children to Robert E. Garrison: U. Garrison (19) and Margaret A. Garrison (17) [1920 census seems to indicate these to be children of Robert and Helen; however this 1930 census reports Robert is first married at age 26 and Helen at age 22 meaning they have been married for 15 years ... and the children appear to be from a previous marriage for Robert ... in additon, the widowed mother-in-law, Amelia MacKencie (sic) (57), is also in this household. [Amelia is Helen's mother, Amelia Schnable Wentzel who is also the mother of Florence Wentzel Hagen, mother of George] George is a messenger at a Department Store, Robert is working at an Insurance Office, Margaret is a typist at a gas store and her brother, Robert, is a knitter at the Hosiery Mill, while Amelia is a Caretaker at the Department Store.

bullet  Medical Notes:

Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
Name: Amelia Mac'Kinzie [Amelia Schnable] (widow)
Residence: 506 Heine, Reading, Berks Co., PA
Occupation: Housework
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 62
Birth Date: 10 Oct 1872
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 3 Jun 1935
Death Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania
Burial: June 7, 1935 at Aulenbach Cemetery [Mount Penn], Reading, Berks Co., PA
Father Name: Lewis Schnable
Father Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Amelia DeHart
Mother Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Spouse Name: John W
Certificate Number: 55837
Mrs. Helen Garrison [daughter] of 506 Heine Street


Amelia married Harry R. Wentzel, son of Franklin S. Wentzel and Mary Ellen Reifsnyder, in 1890 in Berks Co., Pennsylvania. (Harry R. Wentzel was born in Aug 1869 in Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania and died on 22 Feb 1904 in Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania.)


Amelia next married John W. MacKenzie in 1910 in Reading, Berks Co., PA. (John W. MacKenzie was born on 8 Feb 1875 in Connecticut, died on 3 Apr 1926 in Reading, Berks Co., PA and was buried on 8 Apr 1926 in Aulenbach Cemetery [Mount Penn], Reading, Berks Co., PA.) The cause of his death was Acute Cardiac Dilatation.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

The Register of Wills for Berks Co., PA records:
John W. MacKenzie married to Amelia Wentzel on January 1, 1910 [not exact - just 1910]

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