Great aunt Mary (as I knew her) was born in Germany 4 Dec 1879.
She died in Winnemucca, NV 19 Jul
She was no doubt the most colorful
of my ancestors. She had no
children from either marriage. Her
second husband's name was Max.
They owned silver mines in NV. When
she died, she left her possessions
to her many nieces and nephews. My
mother received one of her diamond
Some years ago, a writer contacted
my uncle Billy's wife (that's where
Aunt Mary would stay when she came
to WI to visit) and asked for
details about her. Supposedly to
write a book about women of the West
and include her in it. She never
contacted any of the rest of us and
we never heard whether or not the
book came to fruition.