Caroline, Meta, Lulu,& Clara in Balfour, North Dakota
Caroline and Zimmerman
Edna Viola Zabel Mangels
Marvin Mangels and Edna Zabel Married November 21, 1928 Chinook Montana
Dad 1 st man on left. Boy left of girls Ed, Clara, Helen, Edna, Caroline, Violet, Lulu, Three girls standing: Alma, Alice, Meta
Walter, 2 nd boy on left Gust, Starting behind Gust, Caroline, Clara, Lulu, Edna, Alma, ?, Meta, Helen (front of Meta), Alice last women holding baby.
Front Row: Caroline, Lulu, Mother, Alma, Alice, Ed. Front Row: Clara, Helen, Violet, Gust, Edna
Fred Zabel Homestead at Kremlin Montana, 1919 after wind storm.
January 1, 1919, Snow Melt
January 1, 1919 Water in all the low places. Driest year we had in spring.
Water up to the House January 1 st , 1919 Zabel Home Later moved to Havre Montana and put next to the Mangels home on 1 st Street.
Mary, Fred and Leona Zabel
Hazel, Alice’s first daughter
Ida Married Ed Zabel
Edna and Helen Zabel Zabel House on 2 nd Street Havre, Montana
Gordon Johnson son of Estelle Zabel
Back Row Lulu, Alma, Edna, Edgar, Pearl Gerber, Jim Kidd Front Row: Virgil and Ken, Allan and Lola Kidd
Grandma Zabe’ls Birthday Party Clara, Ed, Henry, Lulu, Ida, Lola, Grandma, Marvin holding Louise, Grandma, Nelda, Grandap Warren, Margie, Allan, behind Allan John Wood, Jim Kidd Baby girl Bettywood?
Lulu, Edna, Louise, Mrs. Struck, ?, Marvin, Grandma Zabel, Jim, Grandpa Zabel, > Clara, John Front row: Allan, Warren Margie, Lola, Nelda, Henry
Zabel Sisters: Meta, Lulu, Helen, Violet, Alma, Edna, Alice, Clara
Zabel Sisters: Meta, Lulu, Helen, Violet, Alma, Edna, Alice, Clara
Zabel Sisters: Meta, Lulu, Helen, Violet, Alma, Edna, Alice, Clara
Grandma Zabel and Her Daughters: Violet, Helen, Alma, Grandma, Alice, Meta and Edna, Whose in the Window?
50 th Anniversary: Allan Kidd, Mary & Leona Zabel, Grandpa and Grandma Zabel, Edgar, Helen, Nelda, Violet, and Louise
Agusta Zabel Mother’s Day
Augusta Louise Martin Zabel
Gustav and Augusta Zabel
Mother of Augusta Martin Zabel
Gustav Martin and Sister
Power point zabel photo album
Gustav Ferdinand Zabel Baptism RecordDecember 2 1866
Gustav Ferdinand Zabel 1883/Oct/11 Immigrated to US,Passenger #147 on theship Australia; bound for New York. It left fromHamburg on the 11th of October 1883. Captain Franck was skipper. Gustav’s age was 16, he was from Konigsdank, Prussia. There was only one other family from that village on board. Their name was Schultz.
1893-1900 Worked as a farm hand atvarious places in Iowa and Minnesota. Gustav Ferdinand Zabel
Gustav Ferdinand Zabel & Augusta Louise Martin 1890/Nov/9 Married: Elmore, Faribault County, Minnesota Spouse: Augusta Louise MARTIN Birth: 23 Aug 1868,Lupeschewon, Posen, Germany Father: Christopher John MARTIN (1824-1900) Mother: Sophia Caroline KOEPKE (1827-1911)
1891 August 17 1st child:George Frederick ZABELElmore, FaribaultCounty, MinnesotaMarried 2 August,1916 to Mary Saul
1893 June 8 2nd child: Alice Louise ZABELAlgona, Hebron County, IowaMarried 21 October, 1916 to Walter Beatty
1895 February 9th 3rd child: Meta Esther ZABEL Kossuth County, Iowa Married 29December, 1937to Lother Braihan
1897 February 11 4th child:Edward Paul Ludwig ZABEL Algona, Kossuth County, IowaMarried 4 Jan 1927 to Ida Haase
1898 July 25 5th child:Alma Albertina ZABEL Elmore, Faribault County, Minnesota
Edgar and Alma Gerber Married: 12 December 1917
Caroline, Meta, Lulu and Clara -- Balfour, North Dakota
1902 May 7 7th child:Caroline Emma ZABEL Balfour, McHenryCounty, North Dakota Married 11 April, 1926to Leonard Zimmerman
1903 August 31 8th child: Clara Greta ZABEL Balfour, McHenry County, North DakotaMarried 30 September, 1922 to John Henry Wood
1905 April 21 9th child: Edna Viola ZABEL Balfour, McHenryCounty, North Dakota
Edna and Marvin Mangels Married 26 November, 1929
1906 June 29 10th child: Helen Mabel ZABELBalfour, McHenry County, North Dakota Helen and William Moody
1907 November 26 11th child:Gustav Christopher ZABELBalfour, McHenry County, ND
1912 March 20 12th child: Violet Eleanora ZABELBalfour, McHenry County, ND
1908 April 27 ZABEL GUSTAV Purchased land in North Dakota - BLM land records for McHenry County, North DakotaDad 1st man on left. Boy left of girls Ed, Clara, Helen, Edna, Caroline, Violet, Lulu, Three girls standing: Alma, Alice, Meta
Whose farm, state, date unknown Is this Pankratz
School was 2 miles from Balfour, North DakotaMeta, Sadie, Inez, Tom, Edward, John, Annie, Lulu, Alma Lulu 3rd from left, Alma 2nd from left
Postcard from Ed to his Mother In Balfour, North Dakota. Dear Folks: Only a few lines to let you know that I am well and hope you are the same.Except Mary she is in the hospital.She had the appendicitis. She had her operation Tuesday. Mr. Sand was there Sunday. Doctor said itwas just in time. She is getting long fine. She at Hingham From Fred
Back Row: Lulu, Alma, Edna, Edgar, Pearl Gerber, JimFront Row: Virgil and Ken Gerber, Allan and Lola Kidd. Taken June 1928
At Kidd’s June 23, 1929Grandpa Zabel far left, Middle: Ida, ?, Clara, Lulu, Grandma Zabel
Grandma Zabel’s Birthday Party Clara, Ed, Henry, Lulu, Ida, Lola, Betty, Grandma, Marvin holding Louise,Nelda, Grandpa, Warren, Margie, Allan, behind Allan: John Wood, Jim Kidd
Grandma and Grandpa Zabel Kidd Farm Grandma’s Birthday
Grandma Zabel’s Birthday Party Lulu, Lola, Ida, Margie Front: Edna, holding Louise, Nelda, Grandma and Grandpa, Allan, Warren, HenryMarvin bending down in front of Lola, Clara behind Lola, Ida, Margie behind Ida, Betty with John on top step ?
Timeline Gustav Ferdinand Zabel by: Nelda Mangels Hastings November 22, 2000• 1866/Nov/18-Birth: Nicholasdorf, Bukowitz,Prussia • 1883-1890 Place of residence unknown.• Father:Wilhelm Friederich ZABEL (1835-1882)• Mother:Wilhelmine WELLLNITZ (1835-1872) • 1890/ Nov/9 Marr: Elmore, Faribault Co. MN • Spouse: Augusta Louise MARTIN• 1866/Dec/2 Baptized: • Birth: 23 Aug 1868, Lupeschewon, Posen, GER • Father: Christopher John MARTIN (1824-1900) • Mother: Sophia Caroline KOEPKE (1827-1911)• 1872/Mar/31 Age Six- Mother died • 1891/Aug/17-1st child: George Frederick ZABEL in Elmore, Faribault Co. MN• 1874/Dec/25 Age eight- Father remarries • 1893-1900-Worked as a farm hand at various• 1881/Apr/3 Age fifteen- Step brother Hermann places in Iowa and Minnesota.• Friedrich Zabel is born • 1893/Jun/8-2nd child: Alice Louise ZABEL in• 1882/Feb/12 Age Sixteen-Father died Algona, Hebron Co. IA• 1883/Oct/11 Age Sixteen + -Immigrated to US • 1895/Feb/9-3rd child: Meta Esther ZABEL in Passenger #147 on the ship Australia; bound for Kossuth Co. IA New York. It left from Hamburg on the 11th of October 1883. Capt Franck was skipper. Gustav’s • 1897/Feb/11-4th child: Edward Paul Ludwig age was 16, he was from Konigsdank, Prussia. ZABEL in Algona, Kossuth Co. IA There was only one other family from that village on board. Their name was Schultz.
Timeline Gustav Ferdinand Zabel by: Nelda Mangels Hastings November 22, 2000• 1898/Jul/25-5th child: Alma Albertina ZABEL in • 1912/Mar/20-12th child: Violet Eleanora ZABEL• Elmore, Faribault Co. MN • in Balfour, McHenry Co. ND• 1900/Jun/23-6th child: Lulu Wilhelmina ZABEL • 1917-1922-Moved to a farm near Gildford, Hill• in Appleton, Faribault Co. MN • Cty, MT• 1902-1917-Lived near Balfour, McHenry Co. ND • 1922-1951-Moved and lived in Havre, Mt- Worked • for the Great Northern Railroad.• 1902/May/7-7th child: Caroline Emma ZABEL in• Balfour, McHenry Co. ND • 1942/Jul/14-Wife, Augusta Louise (Martin) Zabel • dies.• 1903/Aug 31-8th child: Clara Greta ZABEL in• Balfour, McHenry Co. ND • 1947?-Sold his Havre home to daughter Lulu • Kidd and her husband—continued to live with them.• 1905/Apr/21-9th child: Edna Viola ZABEL in• Balfour, McHenry Co. ND • 1951/Oct/31-Death: Sacred Heart Hospital,• 1906/Jun/29-10th child: Helen Mabel ZABEL in • Havre, Hill Co. MT• Balfour, McHenry Co. ND • 1951/Nov/3-Burial: Highland Cemetery, Havre, Hill• 1907/Nov/26-11th child: Gustav Christopher • County, Mountana• ZABEL in Balfour, McHenry Co. ND• 1908/Apr/27 -ZABEL GUSTAV Purchased land in• ND - BLM land records for McHenry Co. ND
A Short History of The Martin and Zabel Families Eighteen Sixties to Eighteen Ninety Rudolph Vernon Mangels 25 of February, 1993• Our forbearers, Gustav Ferdinand Zabel, born the eighteenth of • The search for our ancestors has stopped on this side of the Atlantic November Eighteen Sixty Six, in the province of West Prussia, and Ocean, and as now we can just speculate as to where the parents of Augusta Louise Martin, born the Twenty-third of August Eighteen our Grandparent’s came from. We know that Grandfather was born Sixty Eight in the province of Posen, were nearly neighbors they lived in Nikolausdorf, West Prussia, and Grandmother in Lupeschewon, only one hundred twenty miles apart when Augusta was born. It took near the town of Ritschenwalde, in the province of Posen. Both of a journey of more than four thousand miles for these two people to these towns were influenced by events during the reign of Frederick meet and marry. Grandfather Gustav, came to America in 1883, and William the first, and his son, Frederick the Great. Frederick William it is said he met or traveled with Grandmother Augusta’s, older the first, “King in Russia”, assumed the reign of Prussia from his brother Ludwig, and settled in new York. In March the very next year father, Frederick first, after his death in 1713. East Prussia had just Grandmother with her mother and father left Bremen Germany for experienced a plague, 1710, which wiped out between 1/3 and ½ of New York arriving thirty days later. Her parents continued on and the population. Being a good administrator, he took many settled in Minnesota, while their young, beautiful, daughter of sixteen opportunities to bring in colonists to east Russia. In 1731, when stayed in New York with her sister, Wilhelmine, for the next six years. protestants were being persecuted in Salzburg, he brought the whole At some time during her stay in New York, Grandmother met the group to East Prussia, built towns for them, and allowed them their young dashing, “Herr” Gustav Zabel, maybe through her brother religious freedom. Frederick the Great, his son, learned from his Ludwig, or possibility at church on the upper east side, where it is father and applied these lessons, when his reign began in 1740, shown she lived. The story gets more complicated, because With the first partition of Poland, in 1772, Russia and Austria took Grandfather’s sister, Wilhelmine, in the spring of 1890, steamed parts of Poland and Prussia was given the land that became West across the ocean, and went directly to Minnesota where she married Prussia. One of the very first acts of Frederick the Great, was to Grandmother’s brother, Ludwig Martin, on the 29th of May, 1890. build the Bromberg canal, connecting the Brahe and Netze Rivers, Wilehmine Zabel was 27 at the time, and it is not known whether which gave access from the Baltic Sea, in East Prussia, all the way they had known each other previously in Germany. It is assumed to the Elbe river, in the western part of the empire. As many as that Grandfather and Grandmother went along to the wedding in 300,000 colonists were convinced to move to Prussia, during the Minnesota and got so caught up in it all that they decided to get reign of Frederick the Great, to help with massive projects. As an married, and did so the 9th of November 1890 at Elmore Minnesota. example weavers were given free looms, along with the offer of a job That’s not the end of the this story, but really the beginning of there were some financial incentives as well as religious freedoms. another because the immediately started to have children, 12 in all, In addition to the canal, dams were built to help reclaim upward of which is why we’re all here today. 25,000 previously flooded acres, of land. A silk industry was started by using the mulberry trees. No expense was spared to bring in craftsman whose skills were needed but unavailable in the local population. Not included in the numbers of colonists, were 80 - 90 thousand foreign army troops, who decided to stay rather that return to their homeland.
A Short History of The Martin and Zabel Families Eighteen Sixties to Eighteen Ninety Rudolph Vernon Mangels 25 of February, 1993• Posen came to Prussia in the second partition, 1793, and the • This short history gives just a little insight into our ancestors. third partition, 1795, again Russia and Austria did the dividing We have many clues yet to follow, and facts waiting to be giving Russia, Posen. Poland ceased to exist at this time and found. With ach new fact comes a clearer picture as to who shortly there after Napoleon the first conquered Prussia. In our ancestors were and where they came from. Come, join in the second “Peace of Paris (1815), after the defeat of France, the search, there are still many things to be discovered. Posen or South Prussia as it was called, became part of Prussia again. The people were still living in mud huts and plowing the land with wooden ploys. The land was not up to • Rudolf Vernon Mangels the standards of either , East Prussia or West Prussia. The • 25, February, 1993 king, Frederick William the Second, had no concern for the land, unlike his predecessors, and ended up deeding most of it away to some of his faithful followers.• The locations of the towns, from which our relatives came, makes for speculation that they were wither colonist, part of military troops who didn’t return home, or Poles. Both towns are located near the Bromberg Canal, and close to the rivers, Netze, Brahe, and Vistual, where many labors were needed during this time in Prussian history.• The reasons why they left Prussia aren’t that hard to answer. There was the war in 1870 with France, in which thousands upon thousands of men were killed. Any of whom came from this part of Prussia. It is thought that Christopher John Martin, Grandmother’s Father, fought in that was even though he would have been 40 years old. The Germans were out numbered by the Poles and resentment was building. This period of time was the start of A great German exodus, from the resent acquired territories, in the Eastern part of the kingdom. Also some of our people had already gone to America and had been sending back reports of, cheap land and other benefits such as freedom. Grandmothers father was 59 years old when he came to America, in the spring of 1884, but his older brother, Gottlieb, preceded him by more than 4 years. Two of Grandmother’s brothers, perhaps stepbrothers, August and Julius, may have come to America as early as 1868.
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