Albertus Hubertus Martens

Albert (Hubertus)

Born: August 5, 1838

Died: August 25, 1920

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Albert Family Tree

Marriage: Mary Ann Cook on May 3, 1869 DePere

Katherine: 1870 -Deceased before 1880
August Peter (Bud): February 10,1872 - April 20, 1951
Gertrude Winnefred (Darlie)- March 6, 1874-Sept. 2, 1941
William - 1877- October 1, 1877
Frances Mary:January 13, 1880 - January 1967
Norbert William- January 15, 1882-Sept. 30, 1928
Martin Louis: April 1, 1886 - May 1973
Mildred E: June 15, 1887-before 1900
Home of Albert and Mary Martens on Huron
Golden Wedding Anniversary
Albert and Mary's 50th Anniversary Picture
May 1919 Paper: TO CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING: Another happy event in the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Martens, North Huron Street will be observed on Saturday, when they with their children and near relatives, will privately celebrate their golden wedding. Mr. Martens was born in Holland on August 16, 1838 and is nearly 81 years old. Mrs. Martens, nee Mary Ann Cook, was born in Chicago on November 6, 1845 and is 74 years old. Mr. Martens came to America in 1850, and arrived at Green Bay on the first day of June, coming all the way from the east by water. Mrs. Martens came to De Pere 71 years ago. They were married in St. Francis Church May 3, 1869, by the Rev. Father Verboort. After their marriage, they settled on North Huron street and have lived there ever since. Eight children were born to the union. Five of whom are living, namely, August, Gertrude, Fannie, Norbert, all at home, and Martin of Milbank, S. D.; three children are dead, Kate, William and Mildred. They also have five grandchildren. A remarkable fact about this celebration is that it is the fourth of the Martens family to celebrate their golden wedding. The Journal-Democrat joins with the friends of the jubilarians in tending sincere felcitations! (Copy of article in binder)

Thursday, August 26, 1920 OBIT De Pere News


One of De Pere's Oldest Time Residents Member of a Remarkable Family Which Came Here from Holland in 1849.

Albert Martens, one of the longest time residents of De Pere and vicinity, died at his home, 436 North Huron Street, on Wednesday night of ailments incident to old age. He was 82 years old on August 16. Mr. Martens had been in failing health for the past two years, especially since the death of his wife, in December, 1919.

The funeral wil be held on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church, interment will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

Mr. Martens leaves five children, namely, August of De Pere, Gertrude Fannie and Norbert at home, and Martin of Milbank. S. D., He leaves besides two aged brothers, John Martens, 89 of Milbank SD, and Adrian (John) 84 years old, of this city, and one sister, Delia (Mrs. Math. Reynen), 77 years old, of Allouez.

Mr. Martens was one of a remarkable family. In 1915 there were six brothers and one sister living, whose combined ages totaled 555 years. Since then four of the brothers have died, namely, Arnold of Chili, WI, aged 75; Gerard of Allouez, aged 82; Math, of Creston, IA, aged 90, and Albert, aged 82.

Mr. Martens was born in Holland, August 16,1838, and came to America in 1849 (Actually 1850) when he was 11 years old, with his parents, who arrived at Green Bay in June. Soon afterwards they settled on a piece of land in Allouez, where Mr. Martens remained until he was a young man, when he came to De Pere, where he has resided for over 65 years.

He married Miss Mary Ann Cook, May 3, 1869, in St. Francis church, the Rev. Father Verboort performing the ceremony. On May 3, 1919, the couple observed their golden wedding. A remarkable fact about this celebration is that it is the fourth of the Martens family to celebrate their golden wedding. (This is all of the Obit I currently have)

Thursday, December 18, 1919 De Pere News OBIT

Mrs. Albert Martens

Mrs. Albert Martens, who had been an invalid for a number of years, died at her home, 436 North Huron stret, on Tuesday, Dec., 16. Mrs. Martens bore her suffering with christian patience and leaves an example of true christian fortitude.

The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9 o'clock from St. Francis church, Father Dillon officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery. The pallbearers will be Frank Van Dyke, Joseph Le May, Harry Meneratti, Theodore Hendricks, Omer Kiley and Ed Kiley.

Mrs. Martens is survived by her husband and five children, August, Gertrude, Norbert, and Fannie of De Pere, and Martin of Milbank, SD, and one brother, Isadore Cook of San Francisco, CA., and a half brother, Frank P. Cook of Minneapolis, a half sister, Miss Clara Cook of Chicago, and five grandchildren.

Mrs. Martens was, before her marriage, Miss Mary Ann Cook. She was born in Chicago, Nov. 6. 1845, and had attained the age of 74 years at the time of her death. She had lived in De Pere continuously for the past 64 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Martens celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on May 3 of this year. They were married in St. Francis church in this city, May 3, 1869, by the Rev. Father Verboort. A remarkable fact about the celebration was that it was the fourth golden wedding anniversary to be celebrated by the Martens family.

Martinus Martens Family 1906