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
Martha Kliester
Marriage: 24 January 1904
Albert Zitlau
Olga Zitlau
Nathalie Zitlau
Lydia Zitlau
Lena Zitlau
Rose Zitlau
Harry Albert Zitlau

Spouse and Children

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


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Karl Kleister


    Regine Bongkoski





    Emily Kliester



    Jean Kliester


World Events (8)


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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