Thursday, May 1, 2008

Martin Family Tree

My Martin family tree starts with my grandfather, Elmer Matthew Martin.

This picture of Elmer was taken in Illinois, before he came west. Elmer was born 16 Mar 1887 in Rock Island, Illinois to John Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Dorothea Weiss.
Both the Martin & Weiss families had settled in Rock Island County, Illinois. Surnames in this family line include: Martin, Weiss, Castner, Heim, Traub, Thuring, Mueller, Maendle, Kissling, Schmid, Zwicker and Fickenscher. All of the families in the Martin family tree are of German heritage. The Martin family is from Oberfranken, Bayern, Germany and the Weiss family is from Donau, Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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