Joseph Adrian

Born: April 11, 1865

Died: 1916

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Marriage: Amelia Schimming in August 23, 1891 in Milbank SD Died: April 16, 1924

Eleanor: September 1893 - August 1972
Graves located at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery in Milbank, SD


Mr. H. A. Martens received a telegram Wednesday morning conveying the sad intelligence of the death that morning of his brother, Joseph Martens, at the family home at Seattle, WA. The remains will be brought to this city for burial. The funeral will be held at 10:30 o'clock Sunday.

The deceased was a son of Mr. John Martens, of Melrose township, and was born at Green Bay WI, April 11, 1865. He came to Grant county in 1879 and resided in the county and at Carona until about ten years ago when he moved to Lemmon, this state, and about five years later to his late home at Seattle.

Mr. Martens was a strong, rugged man, and always enjoyed good health up to a short time ago, when he suffered a stroke of appoplexy. The telegram announcing his death did not state the cause but relatives here feel satisfied that it was due to a second stroke of appoplexy.

He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. C. C. Joy, of Lemmon, this state; his father, Mr. John Martens, Melrose township; five brothers, C. W. and H. A. Martens, of this city; Martin Martens, Kenmare, ND and Frank and Albert Martens, Melrose. Also one sister, Mrs. Anton VanStralen, Melrose township.