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B.19 Sep 1848
Friedenstahl, S. Russia
D. 24 Jan 1914
Bethune, Colorado 
Martin's Brother Johannes lived in the Columbus, Nebraska area.

Children (first wife)
1. Chris STAHLECKER-151

Children (second wife)
1. Katherina STAHLECKER-150
2. John STAHLECKER-142
3. Gottlieb STAHLECKER-155
4. Frederick STAHLECKER-157
5. Isaiah STAHLECKER-159
6. Christina STAHLECKER-160
7. Barbara STAHLECKER-161
8. Edward STAHLECKER-162
9. Lydia STAHLECKER-163 
Burial Place:
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado

Archive File:
Early Stahlecker Family Photo
Stahlecker Family Photo
1910 Census
1900 Census

Source for parents of Martin and
parents of Katharina KOCH:

Filed declaration of intent in Bon Homme County, Dakota Territory
Filed date:  20-Oct-1879
Arrived in New York in January 1873:1
Recorded in the Naturalization books for Bon Homme County Book 2, page 112.


Time Line:

1873 Immigrated to Nebraska

Notes:Martin's obit. states that they left in 1873.   (Son John Stahlecker was born in Columbus, Nebraska in 1876, moved to Scotland, SD, then moved to Bethune in 1893 [in his eleventh year -- obit, of Isaiah Stahlecker born 1882 in Tripp, SD.]
Obit of Chris 151  state they left in 1873.

Pedigree Chart
Isaiah STAHLECKER-3030
B. 26 Nov 1808
Guldendorf, S Russia
D. 6 Feb 1851
Father: Johann Klemens STAHLECKER
Mother: Anna Marie
Friedenstahl, S. Russia
B. 19 Sep 1848
D. 24 Jan 1914
Bethune, Colorado 
Katharina KOCH-3031
b. 4 Apr 1816
Weileramstein, Germany
d. 6 Apr 1875
Friedenstahl, S. Russia
Father : George Jacob KOCH
Mother: Anna Marie
Married: 19 Nov 1872
Friedenstahl, S. Russia
First Wife: Source
Married: 11 Dec 1869 
Katherena JUENGLING-147
Friedenstahl, S. Russia
B. 13 Jun 1848
D. 11 Jul 1926
Bethune, Colorado
Katharina WEIDELICH-3019


print version

Martin Stahleker -1914
Old Settler Passes Away

      On January 24th at 2:30 p.m., Martin Stahleker was born in South Russia on the 19th day of September 1849, where he grew up to manhood. In 1869 he was married to Miss Katharine Meidlich to which union a son, Christopher, was born. Shortly after the birth of this child Mrs. Stahleker passed away.
On November 19th 1872, Mr. Stahleker was married to Katharina Jingling, to which union five boys and four girls were born. In December 1873 they emigrated to the United States. After residing six years near Columbus, Nebraska. He moved to Tripp, South Dakota where he lived on his homestead 14 years. Coming to Colorado in October 1893, he took up his residence northwest of Burlington, where he resided until his death.
      All of Mr. Stahleker's children are living to mourn his loss, all of which reside here except the oldest son, who resided at Sterling, Colorado, and one daughter who lives in Waverly, Iowa.
Mr. Stahleker enjoyed good health until 1906 at which time his health began to fail. In 1911 he began to weaken and was confined to his bed last December.
      He was 65 years, 4 months and 5 days old. The cause of his death was heart trouble which developed into dropsy.
       The funeral services were held in the German Lutheran church by Rev. N. Brun, the text being Philippi, 1st chapter, 21st verse, "For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain." The remains were laid to rest in the German Lutheran cemetery.
       Mr. Stahleker was a loving husband and dear father to his wife and children. He was a good Christian and a kind neighbor. He will be missed by all of his acquaintances.
       By Sam Schaal, a neighbor.

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