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Mary Wentz married August Rupeka, Mitchell County, KS, March 26, 1874, noted in Book A, page 61, Mitchell County Historical Society, Mitchell Co., Kansas.
Mary Wentz Rupeka(Rupke) was noted living in Erving, Jewell Co., KS in the 1875 KS State Census. Rupeka(Rupke) household members in the 1875 KS State Census were noted as August Rupke, age 30, husband, born about 1845 Germany, previous residence WI, Mary Rupke, age 18, wife, born about 1857 PA, previous residence PA, and daughter Anna Rupke, age 2, born about 1873 KS, no previous residence. Widow Mary Rupeka(Rupke) would move from Erving, KS to German, KS by 1880.
Widow Mary Wentz Rupeka would marry Henry Bauer. 1880 Federal Census, German, Smith Co., KS, noted Mary Bauer 23, husband Henry Bauer 44, Anna Bauer 7, Leona C. Bauer 5, noted as born in KS or NE in different census takings, and Charlotte Bauer 10 months. Leona C. Bauer's birth certificate indicates her last name as being Repke.
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