Tombstone Tuesday – February 27, 2018 – Anna M. J. Trollinger


Anna Trollinger was born on September 30, 1865, in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Isaac and Margaret (Hamilton) Trollinger. In the 1900 Federal Census, I found an entry which seemed to indicate that Isaac and Margaret had five children but only one was still living in 1900. This family was difficult to find in the earlier Census records.

Anna Trollinger married William Walter Kitzer in 1885. In the next available Census, 1900 Federal Census, Anna and William have seven children living with them; Anna (1886), Estella (1888), Rebecca (1889), William (1892), Harry (1894), Margaret (1895), Jacob (1897)

In the 1910 Census, Anna and William have eight children; William (1892), Harry E (1894), Margaret (1895), Jacob H (1897), John Doleman (1901), Gilmore Roy(1903), Blanche E (1905), Charles A.(1910). The oldest girls. Anna, Estella, and Rebecca have likely married and no longer live at home.

In the 1920 Census, Anna and William have the six youngest children living with them and Margaret L. Wall. Margaret is married according to the Census. In the 1930 Federal Census, they are living in Lower Burrell, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. They have three adult children living with them and a grandson. Roy is twenty-seven, Charles is twenty and Margaret is a thirty-five-year-old widow and her son, Ralph Wall,  who is nine years old. Margaret died fairly young and her death record indicates that she had Epilepsy, a medical condition which at the time would have been difficult to manage as a young widow with a child.  They have a lodger, William Kane living with them too.

Anna MJ Kitzer

Anna died seventy-eight years ago today on February 27, 1940, in Pennsylvania. She is buried with two daughters and her husband in the Plum Creek Cemetery in Allegany County, Pennsylvania.


Anna Trollinger Kitzer is the Mother-in-law of my first Great Grand Aunt, Dorothy Emeline Losee.

Rest in peace, Anna!

Love, Jan



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