Margaret Dorthea <I>Garms</I> Speck

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Margaret Dorthea Garms Speck

  • Birth 3 Dec 1836
  • Death 15 Aug 1921
  • Burial Bangs, Brown County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 19904793

Margaret Dorthea Garms was the daughter of Detlif Garms and Telsche Hinrichs of Holstein, Germany. She immigrated in 1864 to America with the help of her brother, Peter Garms who had come to America in 1859 and worked to earn enough money to pay her passage.

She married Peter Speck either in Germany or after she arrived in America in McLean County, Illinois. They had 5 children; Matilda, John H, Alvina, Ella Augusta, and Henry Herman.

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  • Created by: Robert Garms & Margaret Stier-Garms
  • Added: 15 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19904793
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Dorthea Garms Speck (3 Dec 1836–15 Aug 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19904793, citing Bangs Cemetery, Bangs, Brown County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Robert Garms & Margaret Stier-Garms (contributor 46905852) .