Individual Record 1787

Name}   Bertram, Henry Clarence Family History} Hancock                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 22 Mar 1863 Place} Sophiensiel, Tettens, Oldenburg
Marr.: Date} Exa    5 Jul   1889 Place} Peach Orchard Township, Ford, Illinois     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 28 Feb  1929 Place}   , Traverse, Minnesota
Burial: Date} Cir     3 Mar 1929 Place} Eden Reformed Cemetery,   , Grant, Minnesota
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 597 = Family history
Source 2} 1422=Family history
Source 3} 699 = Letter
Source 4} 1431=Marriage rec
Source 5} 887 = 1900 USA cen
Source 6} 890 = 1910 USA cen
Source 7} 1419=Family notes
Source 8} 1423=Photographs
Source 9} 1430=Cemetery rec
Source 10} 
Parents: } Behrend Claassen Bartrams & Tette Maria Harms
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:   Prime} Ommen, Greetke Marie (Mary)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Both of Henry's parents were born in Germany.  Henry immigrated to the U.S. in April 1888 from Bremen, Germany, aboard the ship Donau.  He married Mary Ommen 15 months later in 1889 in Ford County, Illinois.

In 1900 Henry was living in Ford County, Illinois, with Mary and their seven living out of eight total children.  In 1910 Henry resided in Osceola County, Iowa, with Mary and nine living children, all of whom were born in Illinois.

Bertram family farm Later, Henry owned his family's home place on five-mile creek, five miles west of Herman, Minnesota, on Highway 27.  But he lost it when he encountered heavy medical bills — after he developed cancer of the mouth and face.  He had chewed snuff many years.  Henry went to Mayo clinic but nothing could be done.  His daughter-in-law Bertha told of the weeping mass of open sores on his face.  The bandages had to be changed constantly and they had a horrible smell.  When Henry died, his daughter Minnie burned all of his bedding.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} Fam 25 May 1863 Place} Sophiensiel, Tattens, Oldenburg Henry C. Bertram
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Henry circa 1920
Immigr'n Date} Exa 11 Apr 1888 Port} Bremen => Baltimore
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
 Cause of Death} Mouth/face cancer
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 12 Feb  2013
Date Created}  31 Mar 2006
Copyright © 2006, 2013 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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