Meta A. <I>Tammen</I> Harms

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Meta A. Tammen Harms

  • Birth 13 Jan 1861 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
  • Death 18 Apr 1928 Glenvil, Clay County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Glenvil, Clay County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 75426403

Eenke Margaretha Harms Tammen Harms was born January 13, 1861 in Fahne, Aurich, Lower Saxony Germany the daughter of Tamme Ihnen and Eenke Margaretha Harms Gastmann Tammen. Traveling steerage Eenke, her Mother and younger sister embarked for America from Bremen Germany aboard the steamship Mosel. They arrived at Castle Garden, New York, New York. USA. on September 21, 1874, and traveled to Peoria, Illinois to join her Father, and two older sisters who had arrived in the United States a few months earlier. The family eventually moved to Minonk in Woodford County, Illinois. Here she met and married Hinrich Aljes Harms February 28, 1878. They were to become the parents of twelve children. Harm Rudolfs, Harm Rudolfs, Gertje G., Tamme Ihnen, Anna Margreta, Friedrich Gerdes, all born in Illinois, and Gertje Gardels, Jelste Sekea, Tamme Hinrich, Maria Sovia, Meta Friedereka, and Jantje Emma all born in Clay county, Nebraska. In 1888 Hinrich, Meta and their four surviving Illinois born children came to Clay County Nebraska, settling in Lone Tree Township. In later years Hinrich and Meta moved into Glenvil, Nebraska where she died April 18,1928.

Although she went by Meta, and that is the name on the headstone, her name at baptism as found in the church records at Westerende-Kirchloog in Germany is Eenke Margaretha Harms Tammen.

Children not buried in Nebraska
Harm Rudolfs Harms December 31, 1878-July 22, 1879
Born and died at Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Burial, Minonk Township Cemetery, Minonk, Illinois.
Cause of death given as dentition.

Harm (Herman) Rudolfs Harms, May 20, 1880-September 2, 1967
Born Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Died Clackamas, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Buried in Oregon

Gertje G. Harms November 3, 1884-August 12, 1885
Born and died at Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Burial, Minonk Township Cemetery, Minonk, Illinois





  • Created by: dlt
  • Added: 24 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75426403
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Meta A. Tammen Harms (13 Jan 1861–18 Apr 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75426403, citing Glenvil Cemetery, Glenvil, Clay County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by dlt (contributor 47404554) .