Lippe-Detmolder Settlement; Marten Family - Iowa
Contact: Maryanna Hubbard
Wisconsin's Lippe-Detmolder Settlement
I was delighted to find this material on the web. My grandmother was Anna Marten Siekmann, the daughter of Adolph Marten and Amalia Schmiedling Marten, who settled in Sac County, Iowa, south of Storm Lake. My grandmother August Siekmann also came from Lippe-Detmold but not until about 1890 via Missouri and Allamakee County, IA. Many of the names in this historical account are familiar ones from my childhood. A second cousin in California has compiled much of the family history of our Iowa branch of the family. She used Wisconsin resources and shared her final family tree with me, but this narrative makes the "facts" much more interesting. I am overwhelmed by the hardships these immigrants faced. Thank you to all responsible for posting it on the web.
Maryanna Hubbard (Yes, my husband ironcially is from Hubbard, IA where many other LippeDetmolders settled.)
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