William Paul Martins

M, b. 9 April 1861, d. 21 February 1940
2nd great-granduncle of Barbara Joyce Zanzig
     William Paul Martins was born on 9 April 1861 at Drossen, Drossen, Brandenburg, Prussia.1,2 He was the son of Friederick Carl Otto Martins and Caroline Summerfelt.

     William Paul Martins married Emelia Macknick on 26 July 1890 at Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, USA, at age 29.3
     William Paul Martins died on 21 February 1940 at St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, USA, at age 78.1,4


Census19 June 1900Lowe, Deuel, South Dakota, USA5
Census2 April 1930St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, USA6

Children of William Paul Martins and Emelia Macknick

Reference IDs

Unique ID=MARTI-31560
Last Edited=6 Dec 2017


  1. [S467] Shirley Martins Housh, Family File, Martins, online n.p., Martins Family File (Private collection), 1999.
  2. [S1] Interview with unknown informant (Kirkland, WA), by Barbara Zanzig. Collection of Barbara Zanzig (Kirkland, King, Washington, USA). Checked 20170106, Working with Trudy Schenk at FHL, we identified a set of villages much closer together that covers all the German locations mentioned for the Martins family. Still need to find documents.
  3. [S703] Olmsted County District Court, compiler, Olmsted County Index to Marriage Records, Females, 1850-1984 (Salt Lake City, UT: Family History Library, 9 Mar 2000), Macknick or Machnick, Emelia, bk. J, p. 127. Hereinafter cited as Olmsted County Marriage Record Index, Females 1850-1984.
  4. [S466] Minnesota Dept. of Health, Minnesota Historical Society Death Certificate Index, 1908-1959, online http://people.mnhs.org/dci/Search.cfm, 1908-1959 Minnesota Historical Society Death Certificate Index (Minnesota), 1997, William P. Martins, certid# 1940-MN-015228.
  5. [S682] 1900 US Census, Minnesota, DeuelCo., Roll T623_1549, Heritage Quest, unknown repository address, William P. Martins.
  6. [S683] 1930 US Census, Minnesota, Stearns Co., Roll T626_1131, Heritage Quest, unknown repository address, William P. Martins.