Hinrich Martens

Brief Life History of Hinrich

Hinrich Martens was born on 11 March 1822, in Dellstedt, Tellingstedt, Norderdithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He married Margaretha Eggers on 13 December 1847, in Erfde, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Åbenrå, Aabenraa, Denmark in 1860. He died on 5 March 1902, in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Springdale Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

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Hinrich Martens
Margaretha Eggers
Marriage: 13 December 1847
Heinrich Martens
Anna Martens
Christina Sophie Martens
Maria Martens
Maria Martens
Hinrich Martens
Katharina Martens
Catharina Margaretha Martens
John Martens

Sources (10)

  • Henry Marreus, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Martins, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"
  • Henry Martin in entry for Chatrina Jurgenson, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"

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Historical Boundaries: 1836: Dubuque, Michigan Territory, United States 1836: Dubuque, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1837: Clinton, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Clinton, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Clinton, Iowa, United States


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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Otto, Ernst, Kurt, Armin, Claus, Erwin, Heinz, Horst, Rainer, Sibert, Wilhelm.

North German (also Märtens), Dutch, and Flemish: patronymic from the personal name Marten . The surname of Flemish origin is also found in the Walloon part of Belgium. In North America, the surname Martens may also be an altered form of the Dutch variant Maartens. Compare Martins .

English: variant of Martins .

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

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