Johannes Friedrich Gartmann

30 April 1820–18 February 1900 (Age 79)
Baden, Germany

The Life of Johannes Friedrich

When Johannes Friedrich Gartmann was born on 30 April 1820, in Baden, Germany, his father, Jacob Friederich Gartmann, was 40 and his mother, Elisabetha Scheurerin, was 34. He married Catherine Schenk on 10 May 1850, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Obergimpern, Sinsheim, Baden, Germany in 1820 and Freedom Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 18 February 1900, at the age of 79, and was buried in Scio, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States.

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Johannes Friedrich Gartmann
Catherine Schenk
Marriage: 10 May 1850
Blandina Elisabeth Gartmann
Catherine Gartmann
Regina Gartman
Marie Gartmann
Jacob F Gartmann
Pauline P. Gartmann

Spouse and Children

10 May 1850
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States


    Blandina Elisabeth Gartmann


    Catherine Gartmann


    Regina Gartman




+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Friederich Gartmann


    Elisabetha Scheurerin




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Age 17

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 North German and Danish: variant of Hart 1.2 German: from a Germanic compound personal name composed of the elements hard ‘hard’, ‘strong’ + man ‘man’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): see Hartman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Gartmann, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Graham in entry for Jacob Graham and Carolina Hennug, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • John Graham in entry for Jacob Graham and Carolina Henning, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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