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Posted by: Rowena Marten Date: May 30, 2000 at 19:41:21
In Reply to: Re: " FREDRICK DIETRICH HENRY MARTEN " by George Welch of 79

I am so very pleased that you contacted me!!
There aren't too many of us "Marten" ancestors running around out here, with this spelling. Ha. I'm proud that it IS a different spelling. Your Frederick, could possibly be my FDHM's father, so we'll have to compare further notes.
"Frederick Dietrich Henry Marten" was my gr-grandfather, and he was born: 31 Mar 1842 in: Mecklenberg/Schwerin Germany. We have his father listed as being: HENRY MARTEN (not sure of other names) and his mother as being:
MARIE CUPPING/COPPINGS. Have no further data on his parents.
My gr-grandfather FDHM was married on: 15 Mar 1877 in Augusta, Butler County, Kansas to
CAROLINE CLOUSE. Caroline, was born: 21 Nov 1845 in Buffalo, New York. Her parents were:
We have a copy of his naturalization papers, and of the family bible. The bible is in possession of his daughter's son, and will be passed on to the son's daughter later. But, they do live close to me, so I'm sure they would share further info if needed. The bible of course, is in the German language, so its hard to read, and make out the names.
My FDHM, had 6 children, whom were all born in Towanda, Butler County, Kansas, including my grandfather. If all records are correct, my gr-grandfather (FDHM), had a brother named
CHRISTIAN MARTEN, whom we think is buried near where my gr-grandfather is buried, but with the spelling of "MARTIN" on the headstone. So, we're not quite sure if there is a connection there. As for other siblings, we don't have any ideas.
My "Frederick Dietrich Henry Marten", came to America about 1867, landing in New York and living there for a period of time, before going to Davenport, Iowa, where he stayed for approximately 3 years, then came onto Kansas about 1871. He worked his homestead land for nearly 6 years, before his marriage to Caroline. He swore his allegiance to America on 22 Sep 11871, as "Fredrick Martin" (sp), where he completed the homesteading o fhis land on 4 Nov 1878. We do also have a journal that his daughter had kept, of his accounts of settling his land, and the problems he encountered while doing so.
If any of this sounds familiar, or a possibility to fit into your ancestry, then either way, please to email me directly at my email address. Hope to hear from you again soon.
Rowena Marten

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