Tombstone Tuesday – June 4, 2019 – Margaret Kitzer Wall


Margaret was born on September 29,1894 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of William Walter and Anna (Trollinger) Kitzer. William and Anna had twelve children; Anna (1886), Estella (1887), Rebecca (1889), William Walter (1891), Harry Eugene (1893), Margaret Louise (1894), Jacob (1896), Martha (1898-1899), John Doleman (1900), Roy Gilmore (1903), Blanche Edith (1905), Charles Alfred (1910).

In the 1900 Federal Census, William Walter and his wife Anna are found in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with seven of their children. William Walter lists his occupation as Farm Laborer. Margaret is five years old. In the 1910 Federal Census, the Kitzer family is found in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. William is a farmer and they have eight children. The oldest three children are grown and no longer live at home. Margaret is now 15 years old.

Margaret Louise married John Wall on December 29,1919 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. In the 1920 Federal Census, Margaret is still living at home with her parents but she does indicate that she is married. John and Margaret had one son, Ralph Ernst , who was born on September 3, 1920. John Wall died in 1925, leaving Margaret a widow. In the 1930 Federal Census, Margaret and Ralph are living with her parents, William Walter and Anna Kitzer.

MargaretKitzerWallEighty-two years ago today, Margaret died. It appears that she had Epilepsy but her cause of death was listed as Acute Encephalitis. She died in Rochester, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Plum Creek Cemetery in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. She was forty two when she died.


Rest in peace, Margaret.

Love, Jan

Margaret is the sister to my Great Aunt’s Husband.


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