Martha Kliester

25 March 1887–8 April 1971 (Age 84)
Lipno, Lipno, Kuyavia-Pomerania, Poland

The Life of Martha

When Martha Kliester was born on 25 March 1887, in Lipno, Lipno, Kuyavia-Pomerania, Poland, her father, John Karl Kleister, was 70 and her mother, Regine Bongkoski, was 30. She married Fredric Wilhelm Zitlau on 24 January 1904, in Lipno, Lipno, Kuyavia-Pomerania, Poland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Palisades, Bonneville, Idaho, United States for about 10 years and Palisade Election Precinct, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 8 April 1971, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fredric Wilhelm Zitlau
1884–1945
Martha Kliester
1887–1971
Marriage: 24 January 1904
Albert Zitlau
1906–1906
Olga Zitlau
1907–1999
Nathalie Zitlau
1909–2001
Lydia Zitlau
1910–1994
Lena Zitlau
1912–2014
Rose Zitlau
1915–1915
Harry Albert Zitlau
1917–1995

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 January 1904
Lipno, Lipno, Kuyavia-Pomerania, Poland
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    John Karl Kleister

    Male1817–1903Male

    Regine Bongkoski

    Female1857–Female

siblings

(4)

    Female1887–1971Female

    Emily Kliester

    Female1888–1891Female

    Male1891–1964Male

    Jean Kliester

    Female1894–1894Female

World Events (8)

1890

Age 3

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1897 · National-Democratic Party

Age 10

In 1897, while the Polish were still controlled by the Russian Partition, they created a secret political organization called the National-Democratic Party. Also known as the SDN, they primarily focused on promoting legislative changes and other forms of non-violent resistance. The group was dissolved in 1919 when Poland regained their independence.
1915 · Arrowrock Dam built

Age 28

In 1915, this dam was the tallest concrete dam of its kind in the world. From 1935-1937, it was repaired, raising the structure an additional 5 feet.

Name Meaning

Possibly a variant of German Kister .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Zitlan in household of Julius Zitlan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha Zitlow in household of Julius Zitlow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Zitlow in household of Fred Zitlow, "United States Census, 1920"

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