Individual Record 1788

Name}   Ommen, Greetke Marie* (Mary) Family History} Hancock                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 28 Jul  1862 Place} Altfunnixsyhl, Hanover, Ostfriesland
Marr.: Date} Exa    5 Jul  1889 Place} Peach Orchard Township, Ford, Illinois     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 23 Aug 1937 Place}   , Traverse, Minnesota
Burial: Date} Cir  26 Aug 1937 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: } Ommo Eyben Ommen & Hiemke Martens
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:   Prime} Bertram, Henry Clarence
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  *Name conflicts:  Mary's surname is reported as Osman in her marriage record.  Her middle name was given as Marie on her death certificate and headstone, but recorded as Maria in all genealogist-generated records, recorded as Mary in the U.S. 1900 Census, and recorded as Omen in the U.S. 1910 Census.  Mary was undoubtedly the English language equivalent or nickname for the Latin Maria and Marie.
    Conclusion:  Mary went by several different middle names and her surname was sometimes misspelled.

Mary immigrated to the U.S. in 1888 at age 25 from Bremen, Germany, aboard the ship Donau.  She married Henry Bertram 15 months later in 1889 in Ford County, Illinois.
Bertrams circa 1915
In 1900 Mary was living in Ford County, Illinois, with her husband Henry and their seven living out of her eight total children.  In 1910 Mary resided in Osceola County, Iowa, with Henry and their nine living children, all of whom were born in Illinois.  The photo at the right shows Mary circa 1915.

Mary and Henry next moved to Traverse County, Minnesota — where Henry died in 1929 and Mary died in 1937.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Mary Ommen Bertram
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Mary 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}  
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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