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Ferdinand Adermann and Mary Heiden Marry

September 17, 2011

When Ferdinand was 23 years old, two years before he became a naturalized citizen, he married Marie (Mary) Heiden of Bethlehem, Effingham County, Illinois. The date was October 19, 1882.

Close-up of Marriage Certificate for Ferdinand and Mary Ann


Their marriage certificate is in German and states that “Karl Theodor Gruber, ev. luth [sic], Pastor” presided at their wedding. Mr. Ehrhardt Adermann was a witness to the vows as was Mifs. Helena Alwart. Mary’s mother’s maiden name was Margaret Alwerdt (Alwart). Possibly Helena was a cousin.

Just a few months later, on January 29, 1883, the young couple bought their first piece of land from Fred and Wilhelmine Engel for $475.00. The following year, their first son, Carl Martin, was born on May 31, 1884 and that autumn, on September 15, Ferdinand became a naturalized citizen. The two people who provided testimony on his behalf were (name illegible) Alwardt and Theodore Heiden, relatives of Mary (Heiden) Adermann.


Marriage Certificate for Ferdinand and Mary Ann.




From → Aderman/Bates

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