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Alma K Kromminga Zieman
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1884
Hamburg, Germany
Death: Aug. 22, 1971
Clay County
Iowa, USA

Birth date taken from Louise Zieman's scrapbook

Alma's family immigrated to America in 1894. They left Breman on the ship S.S. Stuttgant and arrived at the Port of Baltimore on March 8, 1894. The ship's manifest is hard to read however the following list is given:
Name age sex work read write language
Menne Kromminga 38 m laborer y y German
Klasina Kromminga 32 F wife y y German
Himlertje 13 F child y y German
Amos 11 M Child y y German
Almith 9 F child y y German

KROMMINGA: The German family Kromminga is classified as being of personal name origin. As in the case of many family names this surname derives its origins from the given name of one of the parents of its initial bearer. Where the name is derived from the father's first name it is referred to as being patronymic in origin and when it is derived from the personal name of the mother it is referred to as being matronymic in origin. With regard to Kromminga, the inspiration for the family name came from a Frisian pet form of the old Germanic personal name "Romulf", itself derived from the Old High German "hruom", meaning "famous" or "renowned". The Fresians are a Germanic people who have dwelled in northern Holland and northwestern Germany for more than two thousand years and Frisian surnames are readily identifiable because of their distinctive endings, such as "-inga" and "-stra". Variants of the surname include "Krommenga" and "Crumminga". Two of the earliest references to this name, or to a variant, are the records of "Amos Crumminga", who was the "Herschop" or chief of the village of Bingum in 1460 and "Geldericus Crumminga", who dwelled in Emden in 1614. However, research is of course ongoing and this name may have been documented even earlier than the date indicated above. According to scholars Hanks and Hodges it was not until the sixteenth century that hereditary surnames were universally in use in Germany although the process first began in the middle of the twelfth century. 
Family links: 
  Monne Kromminga (1856 - 1938)
  Klasina Otten Kromminga (1861 - 1953)
  Edward William Zieman (1877 - 1964)
  Amos Kromminga (____ - 1972)*
  Alma K Kromminga Zieman (1884 - 1971)
  Bena Kromminga Andernacht (1887 - 1973)*
  Martin Kromminga (1890 - 1973)*
  Marie Kromminga Bailey (1895 - 1986)*
  William Kromminga (1898 - 1963)*
  Sena Kromminga Whitcomb (1900 - 1979)*
  Charles A Kromminga (1902 - 1991)*
  Henry Kromminga (1904 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Clay County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Cherie
Record added: Jan 19, 2011
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Alma K <i>Kromminga</i> Zieman
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