Martha Steimel

11 January 1863–8 May 1953 (Age 90)
Kappelrodeck, Achern, Baden, Germany

The Life of Martha

When Martha Steimel was born on 11 January 1863, in Kappelrodeck, Achern, Baden, Germany, her father, Bernhard Steimel, was 31 and her mother, Katherine Koeninger, was 24. She married Joseph Herman on 10 January 1893, in Suttons Bay, Leelanau, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Suttons Bay, Leelanau, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Suttons Bay Township, Leelanau, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 8 May 1953, in Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Suttons Bay, Leelanau, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Herman
Martha Steimel
Marriage: 10 January 1893
Joseph Herman
Carl Joseph Herman
Robert Herman
Mary Herman
Anna Herman
John Herman
William Herman

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Herman



10 January 1893
Suttons Bay, Leelanau, Michigan, United States



    Carl Joseph Herman


    Robert Herman


    Mary Herman


    Anna Herman


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Sophia Steimel


    Susan Stimel


    Katharina Steimel


    Margaret Stimel



+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

War: Prussia and Austria vs. Denmark.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 16

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 24

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

Name Meaning

German: variant of Steimle .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Herman in household of Joseph Herman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Herrmann im Haushalt von Joseph Herrmann, „United States Census, 1910“
  • Martha Herrman im Haushalt von Joseph Herrman, „United States Census, 1920“

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