Martha Bruns

24 January 1867–7 November 1953 (Age 86)

The Life of Martha

Martha Bruns was born on 24 January 1867, in Germany. She married Heiko Boven on 3 March 1887. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Palermo Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 November 1953, in Grundy Center, Grundy, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86.

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Heiko Boven
Martha Bruns
Marriage: 3 March 1887
Henry H. Boven
Dirk Heiko Boven
Henrietta Heiko Boven
Jan Boven
John H Boven
Dorothy Martha Boven
Franz H Boven

Spouse and Children

    Heiko Boven



3 March 1887
Lincoln, Grundy, Iowa


    Henry H. Boven


    Dirk Heiko Boven


    Henrietta Heiko Boven


    Jan Boven



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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 17

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 23

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Name Meaning

1 North German and Dutch: patronymic from Brun , Bruin .2 Altered spelling of a patronymic from Bruhn, a variant of the personal name Brun(o) ( see Bruhn ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Boven in household of H H Boven, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha Boven in household of Heiko H Boven, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Boven in household of Hilso H Boven, "United States Census, 1900"

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