Caroline Summerfelt1

F, b. circa February 1833, d. 3 October 1908
3rd great-grandmother of Barbara Joyce Zanzig
Clarence Stewart Jr.'s Ancestors
Caroline Summerfelt Martins (L) and her sister Amelia Summerfelt Winkle
     Caroline Summerfelt was born circa February 1833 at Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Württemberg.2,3

     Caroline Summerfelt married Friederick Carl Otto Martins circa 1857 at Germany.2,3
     Caroline Summerfelt died on 3 October 1908 at at Ida Theel's house, Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, USA.4,5 She was buried in 1908 at Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, USA.


Emigration1856Germany, to the US, according to the 1900 census. However, passenger records show her emigrating with her husband in 18816
Emigration19 December 1881Bremen, Bremen, Bremen, Germany, New York City, via Southampton, England on the ship Oder, in steerage7,8,6
Census21 May 1885Cascade Township, Olmsted, Minnesota, USA9

Children of Caroline Summerfelt and Friederick Carl Otto Martins

Reference IDs

Unique ID=SUMME-39720
Last Edited=27 Apr 2016


  1. [S467] Shirley Martins Housh, Family File, Martins, online n.p., Martins Family File (Private collection), 1999.
  2. [S634] 1900 US Census, Minnesota, Olmsted Co., Roll T623_778, Heritage Quest, unknown repository address, Karl Martins.
  3. [S59] Alma Stewart and Betty Stewart, Family File, Stewart, online n.p., Stewart Family File (Eugene, OR), 1999.
  4. [S466] Minnesota Dept. of Health, Minnesota Historical Society Death Certificate Index, 1908-1959, online, 1908-1959 Minnesota Historical Society Death Certificate Index (Minnesota), 1997, CertID# 1908-MN-008341.
  5. [S791] Olmsted County District Court, compiler, Olmsted County Death Records Index (1870-1984) (Salt Lake City, UT: Family History Library, FHL Film #2196327, 24 Apr 2000), Caroline Martins, vol F, p. 251, line 2.
  6. [S634] 1900 US Census, Minnesota, Olmsted Co., Roll T623_778, Heritage Quest, unknown repository address, Karl Martins.
  7. [S797] National Archives, New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, online, 1820-1957 New York Passenger Lists (Washington, DC), 2003, updated 2006, Year: 1881; Arrival: New York , United States; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: 445; Line: 3; List number: 1735, page 5 (Anc. image 5/14.)
  8. [S640] Unknown subject, Germans to America, Vol. 2 (Volumes 32-56, 1875-1888), CD-ROM (Provo, UT:, 1999), Original data: Glazier, Ira A. and P. William Filby, eds. Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at US Ports, Jan 1850 - 1883. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1990, Martins arriving 1881 search. Manifest 60656. Hereinafter cited as Germans to America, Vol. 2.
  9. [S1374] 1885 MN State Census, Olmsted Co., population schedule, P. O. Rochester, p. 1, Fredrick Martins household, family 2.,, database with images: Accessed 7 Feb 2012.