Bio: Martens, Martin Wilhelm (1844 - ?)

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Surnames: Martens, Cole, Merril, Hogge, Hogg, Jucher, Howgg, Thurston, Murphy


----Source: 1881 History of Northern, Wisconsin


MARTIN MARTENS, proprietor of Merrillan grist-mill, Merillan, Wisconsin was born in Germany, Feb. 15, 1844; came to America in 1869, first going to Chicago, and from there to Clinton Co., Iowa, where he remained two years, working at his trade, that of miller, having learned it in Germany. From Iowa went to La Crosse, Wis., remaining eighteen months, going from there to Jackson County, where he operated a mill for J. W. Cole & Co., of Black River Falls. In the Spring of 1876, he removed to Eau Claire County, where he bought a mill on Fall Creek, and after running it four years, he sold out in November, 1880, and went back to Germany; returned to America, March, 1881, and bought the mill which he now runs, May 6, 1881, from Mrs. L. G. Merrill, said mill having a capacity of making 100 barrels of flour per day. Mr. Martens has improved his mill and put in new machinery. He is a member of the United Workmen of Fall Creek, and was married in 1872, to Miss Maggie Hogge. She was born in Scotland. Their family consists of four children—Robert, Mary, William and Maggie.


Family Notes


1880 Federal Census, Fall Creek, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 483


Maggie Martin, white, married female
occupation : Keeping House
ethnicity (standardized) : American
relationship to head : Wife
birthplace : Scotland
birthdate : 1850
spouse's name : Martin Martin
spouse's birthplace : Germany
father's birthplace : Scotland
mother's birthplace : Scotland

Household Members
self Martin Martin M 36 Germany
wife Maggie Martin F 30 Scotland
son Robert Martin M 7 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Mary Martin F 5 Wisconsin, United States
son William Martin M 2 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Maggie Martin F 0 Wisconsin, United States
other Julus Jucher M 27 Germany
father-in-law Robert Howgg M 62 Scotland


Wisconsin Birth Records


gender: Female
birth date: 18 Nov 1885
birthplace: Merrillan, Jackson, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Martin Martens
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's name: Maggie Hogg
mother's birthplace: Scotland

Wisconsin Marriage Records

Martin Martens
groom's birthplace: Germany
bride's name: Margaret Hogg
marriage date: 28 Jun 1872
marriage place: Union Mills, La Crosse, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Martin Wilhelm Martens
groom's mother's name: Johanna Maria Martens
bride's father's name: Robt Hogg
bride's mother's name: Margaret Hogg
groom's race: White

Robert Martens
bride's name: Jennie C. Thurston
marriage date: 02 Dec 1895
marriage place: Jackson, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Martin Martens
groom's mother's name: Maggie Hogg
bride's father's name: John Thurston
bride's mother's name: Mary E. Murphy



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