Justina Harder

27 December 1888–9 August 1987 (Age 98)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Justina

Justina Harder was born on 27 December 1888, in Kansas, United States. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Paul Gerhard Martens. She lived in Little River Township, Reno, Kansas, United States for about 10 years and Alta Township, Harvey, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 9 August 1987, in Inman, McPherson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Hebron Cemetery, Burrton, Harvey, Kansas, United States.

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Paul Gerhard Martens
Justina Harder
Edwin Martens
Harold Raymond Martens
Agnes R. Or Peg Martens
Lovella Marie Or Dolly Martens

Spouse and Children



    Edwin Martens


    Harold Raymond Martens


    Agnes R. Or Peg Martens


    Lovella Marie Or Dolly Martens


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 28

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a hardener of metals or a baker, from an agent derivative of Middle English harde(n); this verb is known to have been used with reference to metals and to heating dough.2 North German, Frisian, and Danish: from a personal name, Harder, Herder.3 South German: topographic name or habitational name from any of the places named with Middle High German hart ‘woodland used as pasture’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Justina Harder in household of Klaas Deuck, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Justina Martens in household of Paul Martens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Justina Martens in household of Paul G Martens, "United States Census, 1910"

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