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Sorry -- this is the world connect posting --
Posted by: Janet (ID *****8078) Date: December 12, 2002 at 19:10:48
In Reply to: Anna Kortum by Dayle of 8

I made a mistake -- the daughter was Mary not Anna, but the Manning, Iowa got my attention. Actually I was looking for a different Kortum and then saw your posting.

ID: I506965644
Name: Georg Jacob KORTÜM
Given Name: Georg Jacob
Surname: Kortüm
Sex: M
Birth: 4 Mar 1846 in Lemkenhafen, Fehmarn Island, Germany
Death: 7 Aug 1919 in Manning, Carroll Co., IA
Burial: Manning, Carroll Co., IA
Occupation: Farmer per 1900 Census
Occupation: Schiffer in Lemkenhafen
1900 Federal Census for Iowa, Crawford County, Iowa Township, District
10, Enumeration District No. 63, Sheet 9(B) (Iowa, Crawford County, Roll
426 Book 2, Page 245) Shows the Kortums as Jacob head of household,
Johanna his wife, and three children: Fred age 19, Rosa age 14, and Mary
age 12. Jacob is a Farmer, born in Germany, migrating to the United
States in 1881, and that he, his wife and son had been in the United
States for 19 years.
The census also shows a "boarder" living in their househould, a 16 year
old named Rames Hermann born January of 1884 from Germany and that Jacob
came to America in 1879.
March 17, 1879, an F. Kortum was registered as a passenger in the Saloon
of the SS Germanic. He is a male, 33 years old, signed on as a merchant.
Also of note, in the 1900 US Census there is a Fredrick Kortum and his
wife Caroline living in the Whit Township with their daugher Sallium.
This Fredrick Kortum was born Dec. 1840. Caroline was born October of
1848. Sallium was born May of 1886. Caroline had 7 children of which 5
are living. Both Fredrick and Caroline were born in Germany, Sallium
was born in Illinois. Fredrick came to the United States in 1864,
Caroline in 1871. He is listed as a clergyman.

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