Heinrich "Henry" Johann Ludwig Ortmann

Male27 August 1852–21 September 1931

Brief Life History of Heinrich "Henry" Johann Ludwig

Heinrich "Henry" Johann Ludwig Ortmann was born on 27 August 1852, in Groß Brütz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany as the son of Johann Friedrich Henrich Ortmann and Catharine Marie Dorothea Bobzin. He married Sophia Musfeldt on 26 February 1875, in Clayton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1865 and lived in Grand Meadow Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Cox Creek Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 21 September 1931, in Littleport, Clayton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cox Creek Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States.

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Heinrich "Henry" Johann Ludwig Ortmann
Sophia Musfeldt
Marriage: 26 February 1875
William C Ortmann
Martha Wilhelmina Ortman
Louis John Ortman
Minnie Ortmann
Ilda Ortman
Carl Ortman
George Carl Ortman
Carl C. Ortman
L. C. Ortman
Carl Christian Martin Ortman
Edna Caroline Bertha Ortman

Sources (34)

  • Henry Ortmand, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry Ortman - Government record: birth-name: Henry Ortman
  • Heinrich Johann Ludwig Ortmann, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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  • Marriage
    26 February 1875Clayton, Iowa, United States
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 5

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 23

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Erna, Erwin, Guenter, Hans, Klaus, Kurt, Manfred, Otto, Reinhard, Ursel.


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    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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