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Wilhelm Aron MARTENS[1]

Male 1781 - 1845  (63 years)


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  • Name Wilhelm Aron MARTENS 
    Born 31 Dec 1781  Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Health He committed suicide. 
    History m. Baerg, Willms, Rempel
    In the 1816 Schoenwiese Census he is listed at Schoenwiese #13. In the 1816 Chortitza Colony Census he is listed at Schoenwiese #12. Also listed in his home in these censuses is his sister Helena, age 17, and a housemaid, Maria Goertzen, age 19. He transferred to Halbstadt, Molotschna Colony, in 1825 where he is listed at Halbstadt #17 in the 1835 Molotschna Census. In the 1835 Census his father's first name is given as Klaas. He was a business partner with Johann Cornies. In 1841 he owned 33,691 dessiatines outside the Molotschna Colony. He is reputed to have owned or rented almost 100,000 dessiatines of land before his death in 1845 (None but Saints, by James Urry, p. 143). The diary of Jacob Niebuhr (b. 4 May 1862) says he was born 3 Dec 1781 and died 11 Jun 1845. 
    Immigration Abt 1816  Schoenwiese, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 160wi 
    Died 10 Jun 1845  Halbstadt, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I34128  Reid Family
    Last Modified 3 May 2011 

    Father Aron MARTENS,   b. Abt 1756, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1801, Schoenwiese, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother Anna JANZEN,   b. Abt 1755, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1807, Schoenwiese, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1775  Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F12566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Aganetha BERG,   b. 10 Mar 1792,   d. 18 Jul 1819  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1809 
    Family ID F23593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Justina WILLMS,   b. 7 Sep 1795,   d. 24 Feb 1828  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1820 
    Children 
    +1. Katharina MARTENS,   b. 24 Nov 1823,   d. Abt 1885  (Age 61 years)
    Family ID F23594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Maria REMPEL,   b. 13 Oct 1791, Neulanghorst, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1870, Neuhof Brodsky Estate, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Abt 1829 
    Family ID F23595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 3.0), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).

    2. [S103] Genealogy of Cornelius Willms, 1730-1972, compiled by Katie Peters, Pg. 197.

    3. [S64] Thiessen, Abram Peter, Ancestors of (an ahnentafel).