I am researching my great grandfather Martin Mardian. He brought his family to the US before 1915 from Germany. Martin was born in Odessa Russia. He has at least one brother Anton Mardian. Martin settled in northern SD and eventually moved to Aberdeen SD where he raised the children and died in 1965.I do not know my grandmothers name or anything about her. Her first name may have been Louise, she died in the early 1940's before I was born.
I have been told that Mardian is not an Armenian surname but a given name.
Any help would be appreciated.