Monday, March 19, 2012

Thank You Sister Noreen! Amanuensis Monday

Way back in November I posted about my great-great aunt Martina Marxer. Martina was a nun with the Sisters of the Precious Blood in OH and died in 1939. I tripped across her death certificate one day and decided to find out a bit more. I sent an email to the convent and hoped to hear back. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays I received a very nice email from Sister Noreen of the convent archives. She promised to look into my requests ASAP. Today I received a brief summary of Martina's time at the convent.

CPPS Archives
Sisters of the Precious Blood
Dayton OH

Name: Sister M. Gabriela Marxer, CPPS
Birth Name: Martina
Birth: March 29, 1862, Eschen. Lichtenstein
Father's Name: Andrew Marxer
Mother's Name: Anna Schaechle
Entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood: March 12, 1883, Maria Stein, Ohio
Received as a novice: February 18, 1885, Maria Stein, Ohio
Profession: March 10, 1888, Maria Stein, Ohio
Ministry: Domestic Arts [included cooking, gardening, making hosts, making rugs and care of orphans]
Died: July 15, 1939, New Riegel, Ohio
Buried: New Riegel, Ohio
Cause of death: Stroke

Note: There are different versions of the spelling of the family name: Marxer, Merxer, Merxes. Some records also show the name of Sister Gabriela [her given religious name] was not always used but the name of Sister Martina, her birth name.

From CPPS Archives
Date: March 15, 2012
CPPS Archivist

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