IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

Martin Dittmer
Boardman Twp.

Martin Dittmer, a saloon keeper, Elkader, was born in Hamburg, Germany, on Jan. 19, 1858. His parents, Peter and Magdelena Dittmer, nee Binke were married in Hamburg, and had a family of five children-- Annie, Elizabeth, Martin, Herman and Mary. The family emigrated to the United States in 1850 and located in Clayton County. Mr. Dittmer, Sr., rented land a few years, then bought a farm in Cox Creek Township, where he now resides. The subject of this memoir was married in 1881 to Kate Dobrer, who was born in Clayton County in 1861. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. and L. O. O. F. lodges of Elkader.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 654-55
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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