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Marthia Mystery

Marthia Mystery

Jen (View posts)
Posted: 10 Jun 2004 8:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marthia
I have one of those great mysteries...

I believe that you can trace every individual with the surname Marthia to Christian Marthia, born in the mid 1800s in Buffalo, NY. However, I cannot find his parents.

According to the 1880 census, his father was born in Elsass and his mother in Baden. I am attempting to trace back this family, but have not been able to find any records that give me his parents' names.

Rumors are that the last name may have originally been Marthie or Marthea; however, I haven't seen this either. Any help on where Christian came from would appreciated.

Marthia seems to be a much more common first name than a last name...

Re: Marthie Ursula 1854 from Ellwangen

Patricia (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jun 2004 4:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marthie
Hello,
I have found one entry in

http://auswanderer2.lad-bw.de:8080/auswanderer/deutsch/index...
Staatliche Archivverwaltung Baden-Württemberg

Nr 34012
Name Marthie, Ursula
Familienstand verw. (widowed)
Konfession kath.
Ort Ellwangen, Rot an der Rot, BC
Amt Leutkirch (LEU)
Emigrationsjahr 1854
Emigrationsdatum 24.08.1854
Zielland Nordamerika
Anzahl Erwachsene (adult) 1
Anzahl Kinder (children) 3
Vermögen 500 fl

3 Kinder

The names of the children are not mentioned.

Maybe there were more Marthie emigrants from Ellwangen?

Good luck!
Patricia

Re: Mathie, Eberhard + Fr. Joseph 1849

Patricia (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jun 2004 4:23PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Mathie
Hello again,
found another two entries (if you fill in the town name "Ellwangen" without last name):

Nr 34101
Name Mathie, Eberhard
Familienstand led.
Konfession kath.
Beruf Maurer (Geselle)
Ort Ellwangen, Rot an der Rot, BC
Amt Leutkirch (LEU)
Emigrationsjahr 1849
Emigrationsdatum 15.03.1849
Zielland Nordamerika
Anzahl Erwachsene 1
Vermögen 50 fl

Nr 34102
Name Mathie, Fr. Joseph
Familienstand led.
Konfession kath.
Beruf Schmied (Huf-; Geselle)
Ort Ellwangen, Rot an der Rot, BC
Amt Leutkirch (LEU)
Emigrationsjahr 1849
Emigrationsdatum 15.03.1849
Zielland Nordamerika
Anzahl Erwachsene 1
Vermögen 50 fl

Re: Marthie Ursula 1854 from Ellwangen

Jen (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jun 2004 6:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marthia
This is great, except if the 1880 census is correct this doesn't work.

According to the 1880 census, Christian Marthia was 32 years of age in 1880 and was born in NY. Of course the census isn't always accurate!

That's a great spot to start looking, though!
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