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Anna Marie Mager

Anna Marie Mager

Female 1897 - 1975  (77 years)

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  • Name Anna Marie Mager 
    Born 17 Sep 1897  Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 26 Sep 1897  Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 528 Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Name Anna Mager  [1
    Residence 13 Jun 1900  102 West St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 20 Apr 1910  102 West St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 14 Jan 1920  [4
    Stenographer 
    Reference Number PERS26 
    Religion Roman Catholic 
    Residence 14 Jan 1920  146 West St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1930  168 Seymour Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 9 Apr 1940  168 Seymour Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 26 Feb 1975  Cypress Memorial Hospital, Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 Mar 1975  St. Gertrude's Catholic Cemetery, 53 Inman Ave., Colonia, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Blk-28 Sec-C Tr-I Gr-37 1B
    Person ID I26  Zellner Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2019 

    Father Valerian Mager,   b. 13 Apr 1862, Zepfenhan, Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1913, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anna Marie Steets,   b. 8 Apr 1863, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1941, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 12 Jan 1886  Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 528 Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9, 10, 11
    Reference Number MARR188 
    Documents
    1895 New Jersey State Census
    1895 New Jersey State Census
    Essex, Newark, Ward 3, P. 75, Valerian Mager Family
    1895 New Jersey State Census
    1895 New Jersey State Census
    Essex, Newark, Ward 3, P. 76, Mager & Steets Families
    1900 U.S. Census
    1900 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED24, P16A-B, Valerian Mager and Jacob Steets Families (1 of 2)
    1900 U.S. Census
    1900 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED24, P16A-B, Valerian Mager and Jacob Steets Families (2 of 2)
    1910 U.S. Census
    1910 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED17, P12-B, Valerian Mager Family
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    1920 U.S. Census
    1920 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED119, P. 22-A, Anna Steets Mager Family
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Joseph Zellner, Sr.,   b. 22 Jun 1898, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1961, Toms River, Ocean, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1924  Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 528 Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12
    Reference Number MARR8 
    Children 
     1. Dolores Zellner,   b. Between 1925 and 1926, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1925 and 1926, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
    +2. Joan Mary Zellner,   b. 14 Jan 1927, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 2014, 1101 Ridge Dr., Union, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
    +3. Living
    +4. George Joseph Zellner, Jr.,   b. 24 May 1932, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1976, Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
    Photos
    George Zellner Sr. Family
    George Zellner Sr. Family
    Documents
    1930 U.S. Census
    1930 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 16, E.D. 7-290, P. 5-B, George Zellner Sr. Family & Magers
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    1940 U.S. Census
    1940 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 16, ED25-521, P2B-3A, George Zellner Sr. Family & Mager In-Laws (1 of 2)
    1940 U.S. Census
    1940 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 16, ED25-521, P2B-3A, George Zellner Sr. Family & Mager In-Laws (2 of 2)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Sep 1897 - Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 13 Jun 1900 - 102 West St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 20 Apr 1910 - 102 West St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 14 Jan 1920 - 146 West St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - 168 Seymour Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 9 Apr 1940 - 168 Seymour Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1975 - Cypress Memorial Hospital, Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Mar 1975 - St. Gertrude's Catholic Cemetery, 53 Inman Ave., Colonia, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1907 First Generation of Magers in America
    1907 First Generation of Magers in America
    Valerian Mager, Anna Steets & Children
    George Zellner Sr. & Anna Mager Zellner
    George Zellner Sr. & Anna Mager Zellner
    Anna Mager & Gertie Mager
    Anna Mager & Gertie Mager
    Anna Marie Mager Zellner
    Anna Marie Mager Zellner
    George Zellner Sr. & Anna Mager Zellner
    George Zellner Sr. & Anna Mager Zellner
    Zellners & Magers
    Zellners & Magers
    Zellners & Magers
    Zellners & Magers
    Mothers Day 1952
    Mothers Day 1952
    Zellners & Magers
    Mothers Day 1952
    Mothers Day 1952
    Zellners & Magers
    Anna Marie Mager Zellner
    Anna Marie Mager Zellner
    Photo taken at first granddaughter's wedding
    Teddy & Gertie Wolf, Anna Mager
    Teddy & Gertie Wolf, Anna Mager
    Mothers Day 1952
    Mothers Day 1952
    George Zellner Jr. & Anna Mager Zellner
    George Zellner Sr. & Anna Mager Zellner
    George Zellner Sr. & Anna Mager Zellner
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    The Mager Girls
    The Mager Girls
    Anna Mager Zellner 75th Birthday
    Anna Mager Zellner 75th Birthday
    Gertrude Sieben & Anna Zellner
    Gertrude Sieben & Anna Zellner
    Frequent traveling partners
    Anna Mager Zellner -- Spring!
    Anna Mager Zellner -- Spring!
    I believe the date stamped on the photo is February 1959
    Anna Mager Zellner, Sr. Loretta (Bernadette) Schirmer, Jotty Mager, Gertrude Mager Wolf
    Anna Mager Zellner, Sr. Loretta (Bernadette) Schirmer, Jotty Mager, Gertrude Mager Wolf
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    1924-10-14 George Zellner Sr. & Anna Marie Mager Wedding
    1924-10-14 George Zellner Sr. & Anna Marie Mager Wedding
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    1913 Anna Marie Mager
    1913 Anna Marie Mager
    1913 Mager family with Brother Anthony and Elsie Zellner
    1913 Mager family with Brother Anthony and Elsie Zellner
    Brother A. is probably Anthony Beron, O.S.B., the Sexton at St. Mary's. Anne Zellner Schnabel identified the female in the back right as probably Elsie Zellner Strack.
    1924-10-14 George Zellner Sr. & Anna Marie Mager Wedding
    1924-10-14 George Zellner Sr. & Anna Marie Mager Wedding
    Anne Zellner Schnabel believes the last two people on the right to be longtime family friend Emma Ott and either Paul or Leo Strack.

    Documents
    1975-02-26 Anna Mager Zellner obituary
    1975-02-26 Anna Mager Zellner obituary

    Videos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Notes 
    • Worked as a dictaphone transcriber for Thomas Edison's company.

      Her brother-in-law Gus Schirmer sent her to secretarial school.
      ----------------------
      Mrs. Anna Zellner;
      Visiting Daughter

      KENILWORTH -- Services
      will be held Saturday for Mrs.
      Anna Mager Zellner, 77, of 642
      Quinton Ave., who died Wed-
      nesday in Cypress Memorial
      Hospital, Pompano Beach, Fla.
      Mrs. Zellner was taken ill
      while visiting a daughter, Mrs.
      Anne Schnabel of Pompano
      Beach.
      A native of Newark, she lived
      in Westfield before moving to
      Kenilworth three years ago.
      Mrs. Zellner was a commu-
      nicant of St. Theresa's R.C.
      Church and was a member of
      the parish Rosary Society and
      the Ladies Auxiliary of the
      Newark Abbey.
      The widow of George Zellner,
      she is survived by a son, George
      of Greensburg, Pa.; another
      daughter, Mrs. Joan Sheuer-
      mann of Kenilworth; a brother,
      Francis Mager of Maplewood;
      two sisters, Miss Josephine
      Mager and Mrs. Gertrude Wolf,
      both of Maplewood; 17 grand-
      children and two great-
      grandsons.
      The Kenilworth Funeral
      Home, 511 Washington Ave., is
      in charge of arrangements.
      -------------------
      Recollections from family members solicited and compiled by Terese Schirmer Piccoli, organized and transcribed by Anne Marie Zellner:

      Mary Ag (“Sis” Schirmer) Schoenberger:

      She was my godmother and remembered me every Christmas even when I was an adult, usually a hand crocheted handkerchief or two. Very thoughtful. I also remember her as taking a neighbor to the grocery every week and also to Mass each Sunday. She was very kind and good to Jotty and Grandma who lived upstairs.

      Louis “Buddy” Sieben:

      Aunt Anna married George Zellner, who was an orphan and lived with the Strack family along with his sister, Elsie. George bought the A&P store he managed when the A&P sold off many of their small stores. Aunt Anna was the head bookkeeper and “go-fer.” She was the first female I knew who drove a car.

      Anne Marie (“Clockie” Schirmer) Cuff:

      Anna was an excellent housekeeper and a good cook. She didn’t hesitate to go to bat for her children. When Margy and friends were taking a trip to Florida, she asked, “Why don’t you take Anne along?” We didn’t want to, but we did. Uncle George -- Is Bob Schnabel like him in some ways? He was not a particularly likeable guy, but a good person, I guess. Very compact family in their house on Looker St.

      Margy (Schirmer) Conlin:

      Uncle George could add up a column of figures faster than anyone. He used that thick black pencil and ran up and down a line of figures in no time at all.

      Joan (Zellner) Scheuermann:

      My first memories of my mother are that she taught us to pray -- every night beside our bed, she prayed with us. I still say a prayer that I learned as a young child…. I have never seen it in print, but I never forgot it. She was a woman of faith until her death.

      Evening Prayer:
      Jesus, tender shepherd hear me,
      Bless the little child tonight
      Through the darkness, be thou near me,
      Keep me safe til morning light.
      All this day Thy hand has led me
      And I thank Thee for Thy care.
      God has clothed and warmed and fed me,
      Listen to my evening prayer.
      Let my sins be all forgiven --
      Bless the friends I love so well;
      Take me when I die to heaven
      Happy there with Thee to dwell.

      She was the first of her sisters to have her hair “bobbed” -- the first one to have a gas range, refrigerator and the only one to drive a car. My dad really wanted her to be in tune with the times. She drove the Sisters of St. Joseph from Newark to Bayonne at least twice a month. Nuns didn’t drive in the 30s and 40s. She took her mother to 6:30 am Mass every Sunday, then to the local bakery for “buns.” It couldn’t be Sunday without them.

      She worked hard at home, then at my dad’s grocery store after A&P closed it and he bought it rather than be without a job. When he was too ill to manage that, he sold it and they operated a lunch concession in Burry Biscuit, Elizabeth, until he was incapacitated and retired (1957, I think).

      My mother was delighted to have her own home when we moved to Hillside in 1943 just as I entered my senior year at Benedictine Academy. (They were married 19 years by then.) They were still in Burry Biscuit then too. She too was a homemaker, cook and baker. Remember her sponge cupcakes with the hard icing? I make them frequently but use softer icing.

      She loved her family, was delighted with grandchildren -- 17 of them, 15 girls! She lived to see two great grandsons too.

      One of her great pastimes was playing cards. She loved bridge, pinochle and canasta. She also crocheted, knitted and tatted. I still have some of the handkerchiefs she put her handiwork on and doilies (does anyone use them anymore?) that she and her mother crocheted.

      Like Aunt Jotty, she liked jewelry, makeup and perfume. We always told her how vain she was even as she got older -- always had curlers or pin curls in her hair, even when she was in the hospital. She’d wake up early so she “looked good” when the doctor came in at 6 am.

      When my dad retired, they moved to Pine Beach to a lovely ranch style house. Dad always wanted to live in the “Pines.” He felt better in that cleaner air. Anyway, they had access to the beach at Barnegat Bay and enjoyed the few years they spent there. After his death in 1961, she stayed there a year, but was so lonesome that she sold the house and moved in with Anne and Bob -- lived there in Westfield until Anne moved to FL. She then came to live with us. (1971, I think)

      We had a lot of fun with her and her red and white Chevy. She loved to shop at Hahne’s and would coax my daughters to go there, especially after she couldn’t drive any more -- by promising them lunch or some other goody. She was not well the years she lived here, but she died in FL because she did not want to go to a nursing home and Charlie had just been diagnosed with polycythemia. The doctor said it would be too difficult for me to care for her under the circumstances of his condition, so he let her go to FL with Anne. We all knew she would not live long. Taking her to the airport when she left was one of the most difficult things I ever had to do. She died 2/26/75.

      My mother went to Drake’s Business College (so did Aunt Gert -- both courtesy of Uncle Gus who thought they were too smart to do menial jobs). She learned typing, shorthand and Dictaphone -- worked for Thos. Edison in E. Orange.
      I think she and my father met as youngsters. His sister, Aunt Elsie and Aunt Jotty were classmates at St. Mary’s.

      Uncle Gus taught my father to drive. The first car I remember was a ’29 Chevy. The store was closed in the late 30s.
      In answer to your questions about German in our home -- very little was spoken. Only when my parents didn’t want us to know what they were talking about -- mostly at Christmas -- did they engage in German. My dad was better at it because he communicated with his Jewish customers in a combination of Jewish (Yiddish) and German.
      My mother did teach us Silent Night and O Come All Ye Children (Ihr Kinderlein Kommet) in German and I remember some of it -- better if I hear it sung in German. I don’t think she wrote to anyone in Germany. None of us studied German. (Benedictine Academy didn’t offer it) and George took French as Anne and I did also.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S9] 1900 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T623, NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED24, P16 A-B.

    2. [S168] Parish Register of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Newark, New Jersey.

    3. [S11] 1910 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T624, NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED17, P12-B.

    4. [S14] 1920 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T625, NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED119, P22-A.

    5. [S15] 1930 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T626, NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 16, ED7-290, P5-B.

    6. [S481] 1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T627, Roll 2428; Ward 16, Newark, Newark City, Essex, New Jersey, United States; enumeration district (ED) 25-521, sheet 2B-3A.

    7. [S109] Joan Zellner Scheuermann.

    8. [S485] Archdiocese of Newark Catholic Cemeteries.

    9. [S55] Das Mager-Buch: Geschichte einer Familie aus vier Jahrhunderten, Dr. Edwart Mager, (Location: Freiburg im Breisgau; Date: 1935;), 193.

    10. [S130] Marriage Register of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Newark, NJ, January 1858 - December 1888, 131.

    11. [S266] New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985.

    12. [S56] Das Mager-Buch: Geschichte einer Familie aus vier Jahrhunderten (Erganzungsband zum "Mager-Buch" 1935), Dr. Edwart Mager, (Name: Freiburg im Breisgau, 1972;), 81.