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  • Ed and Ida Zabel
  • Alma Zabel
  • Alma and Edgar Gerber
  • Lulu Zabel Kidd and Jim Kidd
  • Farmers Day in Balfour North Dakota
  • Balfour North Dakota
  • Zabel’s threshing, Balfour, North Dakota
  • 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
  • Violet Zabel
  • 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
  • Beatty Wedding
  • 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

    1. 1. ZabelFamilyAlbum
    2. 2. Gustav Ferdinand Zabel Baptism RecordDecember 2 1866
    3. 3. 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.
    4. 4. 1893-1900 Worked as a farm hand atvarious places in Iowa and Minnesota. Gustav Ferdinand Zabel
    5. 5. 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)
    6. 6. 1891 August 17 1st child:George Frederick ZABELElmore, FaribaultCounty, MinnesotaMarried 2 August,1916 to Mary Saul
    7. 7. 1893 June 8 2nd child: Alice Louise ZABELAlgona, Hebron County, IowaMarried 21 October, 1916 to Walter Beatty
    8. 8. 1895 February 9th 3rd child: Meta Esther ZABEL Kossuth County, Iowa Married 29December, 1937to Lother Braihan
    9. 9. 1897 February 11 4th child:Edward Paul Ludwig ZABEL Algona, Kossuth County, IowaMarried 4 Jan 1927 to Ida Haase
    10. 10. 1898 July 25 5th child:Alma Albertina ZABEL Elmore, Faribault County, Minnesota
    11. 11. Edgar and Alma Gerber Married: 12 December 1917
    12. 12. Alma and Edgar Gerber Mangels Back Door
    13. 13. 1900 Jun 23 6th child: Lulu Wilhelmina ZABELAppleton, Faribault County, Minnesota
    14. 14. Jim and Lulu Kidd Married 29 March 1921
    15. 15. Balfour,Balfour, North NorthDakotaDakota Days Days
    16. 16. 1902-1917 Gustav and Augusta lived near Balfour, McHenry County, North Dakota Farmers Day in Balfour, North Dakota
    17. 17. 1902-1917 Gustav and Augusta lived near Balfour, McHenry County, NorthDakota Winter of 1917
    18. 18. Threshing at Zabels Balfour, North Dakota
    19. 19. Threshing at Zabels, Balfour, North Dakota
    20. 20. Caroline, Meta, Lulu and Clara -- Balfour, North Dakota
    21. 21. 1902 May 7 7th child:Caroline Emma ZABEL Balfour, McHenryCounty, North Dakota Married 11 April, 1926to Leonard Zimmerman
    22. 22. 1903 August 31 8th child: Clara Greta ZABEL Balfour, McHenry County, North DakotaMarried 30 September, 1922 to John Henry Wood
    23. 23. 1905 April 21 9th child: Edna Viola ZABEL Balfour, McHenryCounty, North Dakota
    24. 24. Edna and Marvin Mangels Married 26 November, 1929
    25. 25. 1906 June 29 10th child: Helen Mabel ZABELBalfour, McHenry County, North Dakota Helen and William Moody
    26. 26. 1907 November 26 11th child:Gustav Christopher ZABELBalfour, McHenry County, ND
    27. 27. 1912 March 20 12th child: Violet Eleanora ZABELBalfour, McHenry County, ND
    28. 28. 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
    29. 29. Whose farm, state, date unknown Is this Pankratz
    30. 30. School was 2 miles from Balfour, North DakotaMeta, Sadie, Inez, Tom, Edward, John, Annie, Lulu, Alma Lulu 3rd from left, Alma 2nd from left
    31. 31. First row: 1st girl Helen, 6th girl Clara, 8th girl EdnaSecond Row: 1st girl Lulu, 4th girl Alma, 6th girl Caroline
    32. 32. Walter, 2nd boy on left Gust, Starting behind Gust, Caroline, Clara, Lulu, Edna, Alma, ?, Meta, Helen (front of Meta), Alice last women holding baby. At Pankratz Farm, Balfour, North Dakota, 1916
    33. 33. 1902-1917Gustav and Augusta lived near Balfour, McHenry Co. ND Back Row: Caroline, Lulu, Mother, Alma, Alice, Ed. Front Row: Clara, Helen, Violet, Gust, Edna
    34. 34. Zabel Place in North DakotaLulu, Alma, Mabel, Caroline, Clara, Violet
    35. 35. Gust and Violet
    36. 36. Violet and Lulu Zabel
    37. 37. MontanaMontana 1917 1917
    38. 38. Fred’s Homestead in Kremlin Montana after a wind storm, 1919
    39. 39. Zabel Farm between Gildford and Kremlin Montana Winter of 1917
    40. 40. January 1,1919Water in all the low places. Driest year we had in spring. 1917-1922 Moved to a farm near Gildford, Hill County, Montana
    41. 41. Ben Roebecks Home Gustav Zabel’s Car
    42. 42. FREDFRED
    43. 43. 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
    44. 44. Fred, Mary and Orville Zabel
    45. 45. Orville Zabel
    46. 46. Fred Zabel
    47. 47. Fred Zabel
    48. 48. Orville andLeona Zabel
    49. 49. Orville andLeona Zabel
    50. 50. Leona, Orville, Fern and George Zabel –1925—Note the Model T Ford
    51. 51. Fern, Leona, Orvilleand George Zabel-- 1930
    52. 52. Fred’s family with Mary’s sister’s family
    53. 53. FernZabel
    54. 54. Leona Zabel 1939
    55. 55. Mary, Fred and Leona Zabel At MangelsBack Door
    56. 56. ALICEALICE
    57. 57. Alice and Walt Beatty
    58. 58. Baby Hazel, Alice, Alma, Lulu, Edna Zabel
    59. 59. Hazel Alice’sFirst Girl
    60. 60. Alice with Marion, Hazel and Walter
    61. 61. Marion, Hazel and Walter-1921
    62. 62. Walter, Marion, Eva, and Hazel Beatty-1923
    63. 63. Walter ‘Sonny’ Beatty
    64. 64. Alice andWalt Beatty FamilySonny, Marion, Hazel,Verna, Ruby and Eva
    65. 65. Alice and Daughters
    66. 66. Battleground Lake, Washington July 1921
    67. 67. Battleground Lake, Washington-- July 1921
    68. 68. Marion Beatty Married 10 September,1939 to Robert Aline, Sr.
    69. 69. ED
    70. 70. Ed Trapping in Colorado
    71. 71. Ed Zabel
    72. 72. Ed Zabel
    73. 73. Ida MarriedEd Zabel4 January, 1927 inHavre, Hill County,Montana
    74. 74. ALMAALMA
    75. 75. Meta, Caroline, Alma, Pearl, Ken, Virgil and Edgar Gerber
    76. 76. Back Row: LuLu, Alma, Edna, Edgar, Pearl, Jim Front Row: Virgil and Ken Gerber, Allan and Lola
    77. 77. Back Row: Edgar, Pearl, Ken Gerber, Ed Zabel, Art, Virgil Gerber, Lulu Kidd Second Row: Gustav and Augusta Zabel, Alma and Clara Gerber Front Row: Allan, Bernice, Les and Wes Gerber
    78. 78. Edgar Gerber
    79. 79. Pearl Gerber Thirskand Bob Thirsk Married 28 July, 1940Kelsey, Alberta, Canada
    80. 80. Bob and Pearl Gerber Thirsk Married 28 Jul 1940 in Kelsey, Alberta, Canada
    81. 81. LULULULU
    82. 82. Lulu, Allan and Lola Kidd
    83. 83. Lola Kidd Vogel
    84. 84. Allan Kidd
    85. 85. Allan and Lola Kidd
    86. 86. Lulu, Allan and Lola ready for a ride.
    87. 87. Lola and Allan Kidd
    88. 88. Lulu, Lola and Allan
    89. 89. Henry WoodAllan andLola Kidd
    90. 90. Lola Kidd Vogel
    91. 91. Allan Kidd
    92. 92. Jean Kidd AndDanny Shorey
    93. 93. CLARACLARA
    94. 94. John, Clara and Henry Wood
    95. 95. Henry Wood
    96. 96. Clara and John Wood Betty Verna Henry
    97. 97. Edna Zabeland Henry Wood
    98. 98. EDNA EDNA HELEN HELEN GUST GUST2nd Street Havre, Montana2nd Street Havre, Montana
    99. 99. Edna and HelenConfirmation
    100. 100. Violet, Gust, Edna and Ida, December 1927 Havre, Montana
    101. 101. Edna and Helen ZabelZabel House on 2nd Street Havre, Montana
    102. 102. Edna and Helen ZabelZabel House on 2nd Street Havre, Montana
    103. 103. Edna and Helen Zabel
    104. 104. Gust and Helen Zabel
    105. 105. Gust Zabel All dressed up andno place to go.
    106. 106. EDNA
    107. 107. Edna Viola Zabel
    108. 108. Grandma Zabel With Mangels Children Warren, Margie,Louise and Nelda
    109. 109. Edna, Nelda, Warren, Louise and Margie Mangels
    110. 110. Edna Zabel Mangels Warren, Nelda, Louise, and Margie
    111. 111. GUSTGUST
    112. 112. Estelle Zabel, Gust’s Wife
    113. 113. Gust Zabeland Gordon Johnson
    114. 114. Gordon Johnson, son of Estelle Zabel
    115. 115. Terry Zabel
    116. 116. Terry Zabel
    117. 117. Gust andTerry Zabel
    118. 118. VIOLETVIOLET
    119. 119. Violet ZabelAugust 29, 1929
    120. 120. Violet
    121. 121. Violet Zabel
    122. 122. Violetand LeeShoreyMarried 11 August 1933
    123. 123. Violet and Lee Shorey
    124. 124. Danny Shorey,son of Violet and Lee Shorey
    125. 125. Family Family && Friends FriendsGatheringsGatherings
    126. 126. Ladies Aid 1925Grandma Zabel in black dress
    127. 127. Ladies Group and Rev. Motzkus
    128. 128. Back Row: Lulu, Alma, Edna, Edgar, Pearl Gerber, JimFront Row: Virgil and Ken Gerber, Allan and Lola Kidd. Taken June 1928
    129. 129. At Kidd’s June 23, 1929Grandpa Zabel far left, Middle: Ida, ?, Clara, Lulu, Grandma Zabel
    130. 130. 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
    131. 131. Grandma and Grandpa Zabel Kidd Farm Grandma’s Birthday
    132. 132. 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 ?
    133. 133. Church Picnic Bear Paw Mountains
    134. 134. Lulu, Edna, ?, Mrs. Struck, Mr. Struck, Marvin, Grandma Zabel, Jim, Grandpa Zabel, ?, Clara, John Front row: Allan, Warren Margie, Lola, Nelda, Henry 1937?
    135. 135. Lulu, Ed, Grandma Augusta, Edgar, Alma, Grandpa Gust
    136. 136. Violet, Helen, Gust, Grandma Augusta, Grandpa Gust Zabel
    137. 137. Three Generations of Zabels
    138. 138. Brother, Sisters, Mom & Dad, Cousins
    139. 139. 4th of JulyFresno Dam Grandpa Zabel, Jim, John, Lulu, Edna, Verna, ? (Eleanor Vogel)
    140. 140. Fresno Dam July 4, 1945-1947Allan and Warren on dock, In the boat, John Danny, Violet,Clara, Lulu Louise, Edna, Nelda
    141. 141. ZabelZabelGirls Girls
    142. 142. Zabel SistersMeta, Lulu, Helen, Violet, Alma, Edna, Alice, Clara
    143. 143. Zabel Sisters: Meta, Lulu, Helen, Violet, Alma, Edna, Alice, Clara
    144. 144. Zabel Sisters: Meta, Lulu, Helen, Violet, Alma, Edna, Alice, Clara
    145. 145. Caroline’sCaroline’sFuneral Funeral 1925 1925
    146. 146. Caroline Zabel Zimmerman’s Funeral March 15, 1927
    147. 147. 50th 50th Wedding WeddingAnniversaryAnniversary 1942 1942
    148. 148. Gustav and Augusta’s50th Wedding Anniversary
    149. 149. Gustav and Augusta’s 50th Wedding Anniversary
    150. 150. 50th Anniversary Gathering
    151. 151. Grandma Zabel and her daughters: Violet, Helen, Alma, Grandma, Alice, Meta and Edna,
    152. 152. Violet, Helen, Alice, Meta Who pray tell is in the window? Nelda & Margie?
    153. 153. From Photo Album “Jim broke the creamer”
    154. 154. 50th Anniversary: Allan Kidd, Mary & Leona Zabel, Grandpa and Grandma Zabel, Edgar, Helen, Nelda, Violet, and Louise
    155. 155. Edgar Gerber, John Wood, Ed Zabel, Jim Kidd
    156. 156. Colleen ColleenZimmermanZimmerman
    157. 157. Colleen Zimmerman
    158. 158. Colleen Zimmerman
    159. 159. Grandma Zabel, Colleen and Leonard Zimmerman, Grandpa Zabel
    160. 160. Grandma & Grandpa Colleen Mrs.Zimmerman
    161. 161. Leonard Zimmerman
    162. 162. Colleen Zimmerman
    163. 163. Warren Mangels, Colleen Zimmerman Nelda and Margie Mangels
    164. 164. GrandmaGrandma And AndGrandpa Grandpa Zabel Zabel
    165. 165. Grandma Zabel Mother’s Day 1929
    166. 166. Grandma & Grandpa Zabel1600 1st Street Havre, Montana
    167. 167. Grandma Zabel
    168. 168. GrandmaGrandpa Zabel
    169. 169. Ed Zabel, John and Betty Wood, Grandma and Grandpa Zabel, Henry Wood
    170. 170. Gordon Johnson, Grandma andGrandpa Zabel, and Gust at Glacier Park
    171. 171. Mr. Maxwell and sGrandpa Zabel
    172. 172. Grandpa Zabel in Field
    173. 173. Grandma Zabel 1600 1st Street, Havre, Montana
    174. 174. Grandma Zabel’s Funeral
    175. 175. ZabelsZabels & &MartinsMartins
    176. 176. Sophie Caroline Koepke Martin, Mother of Augusta Martin Zabel
    177. 177. Picnic Minnesota
    178. 178. Dornbachs In-lawsto the Martins
    179. 179. Wilhelmine, Ludwig, Augusta, Gustav
    180. 180. WilhelmineZabel Martin and girls
    181. 181. Ludwig Martin Family
    182. 182. Ludwig Martin ?Gustav Zabel
    183. 183. Gustav Zabel and SisterWilhelmine Zabel Martin
    184. 184. Wilehmine Zabel Martin Children
    185. 185. Wilhelmine & Ludwig Martin Family
    186. 186. Grandma Zabel in Minnesota
    187. 187. 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.
    188. 188. 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
    189. 189. 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.
    190. 190. 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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