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Anna Maria Sophia (Corkum) Pentz (1794 - 1870)

Anna Maria Sophia Pentz formerly Corkum
Born in Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 16 Jan 1817 in St Stephen Anglican Church, Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 75 in Mount Uniacke, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Anne was born 11 Apr 1794 Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.[1][2] She married Jacob Pentz, a widower, on January 16, 1817.[3][4] She died March 30, 1871 at Mt. Uniacke, Rawdon South, Hants County, Nova Scotia[5][6] and is buried in the Union Cemetery.[7]

Probate: 29 Apr 1871, Mt. Uniacke, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada.[8]

Research Notes

Ann's parents as indicated are probably correct, but not yet proved. Carole Garron's website indicates her name is Anna Maria.

In the marriage transcriptions of Queens and Lunenburg Cos. transcribed by Don Shankle and published on the Lunenburg Co. GenWeb page, she is named Ann Mary Corkum.

1838 census, Uniacke Township, Hants County, NS; Pence, Widow, Innkeeper 1 m.<6; 1 f.<6; 3 m<14; 1 f<14; 3m>14; 2 f>14.[9]

She appears in the 1861 census in the South Rawdon sub-district as a widow aged 60-70 with one single male aged 20-30 (obviously her son).[10]

She is among those enumerated on the 1871 census of South Rawdon sub-district, Hants County, in the mortality schedule. She died in March 1871 in Mount Uniacke, of "Senile Debility."[11] [Source: 1871 Nova Scotia Census Enumeration image online at] Her son, Edward lives at dwelling 68, family 73, presumably in Ann's house, as she left it to him.


  1. Source: #S10
  2. FamilySearch Records of the Town of Chester. "Anne Gorgum, Daughter of Henry, and Elisabeth Gorgum, was born in Chester on the Eleventh day of April, one thousand, Seven hundred and Ninety four. Recorded december 6th, 1805. Ebenezer Fitch, Town Clerk." (Image 51)
  3. FamilySearch Records of the Town of Chester. "Jacob Earnest Pence, and Ann Gorkum were Legally Joined in Marriage on the Sixteenth day of January, One thousand, Eight hundred and Seventeen, By License. By the Revd. Charles Inglis, Rector of St. Stephen's Parish. Recorded Jany. 21st, 1817. Jno. E. Pence, Town Clerk." (Image 20)
  4. FamilySearch Records of St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester. "1817. January 16. By Rev. Charles Ingles, Rector, Jacob Ernst Pence, Widower, of Sackville, Co. of Halifax, and Ann Corkum, Spinster, of St. Stephen's, Chester. Licence. In presence of James Walker; Jno. E. Pence." (Image 135)
  5. Source: #S67
  6. Nova Scotia Births, Marriages, and Deaths Year: 1871 book: 1809 page: 66 number: 17
  7. Find-a-Grave Memorial 211594837.
  8. Source: #S12
  9. Census Returns, 1838
  10. Census of 1861 Line 19
  11. Census of 1871 Line 7
  • S3 Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Lunenburg, NS, Canada. Baptisms: 1770-1819 and 1837-1870. Marriages: 1770-1818 Burials: 1771-1818 and 1837-1854.
  • S5 Marriages, 'Corkum' at So. Shore Gen. Society, Box 901, Lunenburg, NS, Canada.
  • S10 NS Chester Town Records, Chester, Nova Scotia, Town Records, Record Type: microfilm. MG4, Vol. 13. Nova Scotia Public Archives and Records Management.
  • S12 Probate Record for Anna Pentz, Mt. Uniacke, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada., Name Of Person: Anna Pentz, Series: 973A, File Number: 19593. Publication: 29 Apr 1871
  • S67 Nova Scotia Vital Records online at NSARM, Record Type: vital records, Photographer: NSARM, Compiler Address: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


  • Research on by Jamie Swindells. OneWorldTree, Record for Richard Edwin Pentz. The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA

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