Martha Hafemann

7 September 1873–25 January 1953 (Age 79)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Hafemann was born on 7 September 1873, her father, August Julius Leopold Hafemann, was 25 and her mother, Joanna Fiebrantz, was 22. She married August Borth on 3 September 1904, in Jackson, Washington, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Jackson, Washington, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1880 and Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States for about 5 years. She died on 25 January 1953, at the age of 79, and was buried in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

August Borth
Martha Hafemann
Marriage: 3 September 1904
Ella M Borth
George Borth
Norma Emma Matilda Borth

Spouse and Children

    August Borth



3 September 1904
Jackson, Washington, Wisconsin, United States


    Ella M Borth


    George Borth


    Norma Emma Matilda Borth


Parents and Siblings



    Louie Hafemann


    Otto Carl Dietrich Hafemann



    Alma Dora Hafemann



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 10

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

North German: status name for a steward on an estate. Compare South German Hoffmann .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Hofman in household of August Hofman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha Borth in household of August Borth, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Martha M Borth in household of August Borth, "United States Census, 1910"

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