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According to the information that was found on findagrave.com your Ludwig Martian (wife Regina) was born on May 7, 1893 in South Dakota
Found the link to his grave on familysearch.org. Family Search is a free website for ancestry searches, you just need to register. There are other Ludwig Martians on family search that did come from Russia.
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Per 1930 U.S. Federal Census born is South Dakota
Question #16 “Place of birth of each person enumerated and of his or her parents” Birthplace - South Dakota Father Birthplace – Russia Mother Birthplace - Russia
Both my grandfather and grandmother were from Russia. I think they were from Volga Black Sea area. My grandma spoke of Prussia. She spoke fluent German dialect. She also spoke of other religious groups speaking a less valued language. She stated she only met my grandfather 2 times before they married. I think their parents arranged the marriage and monies to allow them to go to America. I believe she was 17 and my grandfather was 28 at their marriage. Thanks for your help!
My grandmothers original name was Zimmerman.
Hi Pamela, did you see the 1920 census on Familysearch.org? It lists a John and Katy Martian, with 5 children, including Ludwig (age 27). This census lists all the children as born in North Dakota. The parents (John and Katy) were born in Russia, immigrating in 1887 and 1889, respectively, with naturalization in 1898. If I'm reading it correctly, the 1940 census has Ludwig and family as all born in North Dakota. Hope this is of some help. joan
Dear Ms. Beck,
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We suggest that you review these Genealogy: Passenger Arrival List Research Tips to learn how to locate immigration information for Ludvig Martian and family. There are numerous ways that individuals could enter the United States from Europe such as via a ship to a larger number of coastal ports or over land from Canada, etc. Ship passenger arrival lists were a requirement beginning in 1820, but that does not guarantee that person was recorded or that the list still exists. Many of the passenger lists have been digitized and are name-searchable online at Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, you may wish to contact your local library. Many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for patrons.
We also suggest that you review the FamilySearch research wiki on Russia Emigration and Immigration.
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