Martha Anna Lena <I>Bartels</I> Ahrens

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Martha Anna Lena Bartels Ahrens

  • Birth 19 May 1897 Saline County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 6 Sep 1967 Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 53225058

Father: Friedrich Gottlieb Whilhelm Bartels b. 6 Jan 1868 in Shaumberg, Lippe, Germany d. 22 Jul 1934 in York, York, Nebraska
Mother: Bertha Lau b. 7 Jan 1876 in Pommerania, Germany d. 24 Sep 1929 in Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska.

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: Martha Bartels
Age at last birthday: 3
Date of birth: May 1897
Birthplace: Nebraska
Race: white
Gender: female
Relationship to head-of-house: daughter
Parents: Gotlieb and Bertha Bartels, ages 32 and 24 b. Jun 1868 and Jun 1876
Home in 1900: Olive, Saline, Nebraska
Marital status: single
Able to speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Germany
Mother's birthplace: Nebraska [sic]
Father's occupation: farmer
Occupation: none
Sibling living at home: Clara (age 5)
Census place: Olive, Saline, Nebraska; Roll T623_939; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 116
Date: 13 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: Martha Bartels
Age in 1910: 12
Estimated birth year: 1898
Birthplace: Nebraska
Race: white
Sex: female
Relation to head of house: daughter
Parents: Gotlieb and Bertha Bartels, ages 42 and 33
Home in 1910: Olive, Saline, Nebraska
Marital status: single
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Germany
Mother's birthplace: Germany
Father's occupation: farmer
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: Clara (age 15), Liddie (7), Edna (6), Arthur (4), and John (1 4/12)
Census place: Olive, Saline, Nebraska; Roll T624_854; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 128; Image: 764
Date: 27 Apr 1910

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: Martha Bartels
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: 1898
Birthplace: Nebraska
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head of house: daughter
Parents: Gotlieb and Bertha Bartels, ages 52 and 44
Home in 1920: Olive, Saline, Nebraska
Address: farm
Marital status: single
Attended school since 1 Sep 1919: no
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Germany
Mother's birthplace: Germany
Father's occupation: farmer
Occupation: none
Siblings living at home: Lottie (age 19), Edna (17), Arthur (14), John (12), Florence (5), and Arnold (1 11/12)
Census place: Olive, Saline, Nebraska; Roll T625_999; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 137; Image: 478
Date: 2 Jan 1920

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Martha Weishahn
Age: 32
Estimated birth year: 1898
Birthplace:
Race: white
Sex: female
Relation to head-of-house: wife
Home in 1930: Washington, Jefferson, Nebraska
Spouse's name: Herman
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 22
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Father's birthplace: Germany
Mother's birthplace: Germany
Occupation: none
Census place: Washington, Jefferson, Nebraska; Roll 1283; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 1184.0
Date: 2 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: Martha Weishahn
Age: 42
Estimated birth year: 1898
Birthplace: Nebraska
Race: white
Sex: female
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1940: Olive, Saline, Nebraska
Marital status: widow
Highest grade of school completed: 8
Living on farm: yes
Home owned or rented: rented
Monthly rental: $6
City of residence in 1935: rural, Fillmore, Nebraska
Resident on farm in 1935: yes
Occupation: housework
Has other income of more than $50: yes
Census place: Olive, Saline, Nebraska; Roll: T627_2262; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 76-17
Date: 24 Apr 1940

Article from the "Nebraska State Journal" of Lincoln, Nebraska dated 8 Sep 1967:
Outstate
Ahrens - Mrs. Martha Anna, 70, Seward, died Wednesday. Survivors: husband Erich; son Eldo Weishahn, Western; daughter Iola McGowan, Seward; stepsons Elwin Ahrens, Seward, Merlin Ahrens, Hollywood, Calif.; stepdaughters Mrs. George Warnsholz, Lincoln, Mrs. Byron Brigham, Seward; brothers John Bartels, Tobias, Arnold Bartels, Beatrice; sisters Mrs. Clara Brueggemann, Daykin, Mrs. Edna Endorf, Western, Mrs, Florence Biffle, Jefferson City, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, two great grandchildren.
Services 2 p.m. Saturday, St. John's Lutheran, Seward. The Rev. Dr. L. W. Heidemann. Burial Seward. In state at church from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Wood Bros., Seward.

She married (1) Herman Peter Weishahn 26 Feb 1920.
She married (2) Erich Carl Ahrens 25 Jan 1948 in Seward, Seward, Nebraska.

Children:
(1) Iola Dorothea Weishahn b. 4 Mar 1921
(2) Eldo Charles Weishahn
(3) Warren Walter Weishahn.


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Wife
Martha Bartels Ahrens
May 19, 1897
Sept. 6, 1967
Thy will be done


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  • Created by: Richard Rhode
  • Added: 4 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53225058
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Anna Lena Bartels Ahrens (19 May 1897–6 Sep 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53225058, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Richard Rhode (contributor 46552979) .