Tamme Ihnen "Thomas" TAMMEN
Johann Harms "John" TAMMEN


Family Links

1. Yte Davids "Etije" WIARDS

2. Jerusha Anna WICKHAM

Johann Harms "John" TAMMEN 3

  • Born: 13 Dec 1849, Fahne, East Friesland, Germany 1
  • Marriage (1): Yte Davids "Etije" WIARDS in 1870 in Fahne, East Friesland, Germany 1
  • Marriage (2): Jerusha Anna WICKHAM on 13 Nov 1889 in Adams Co, NE 2
  • Died: 24 Apr 1909, Minonk, Woodford Co, IL at age 59 1
  • Buried: 29 Apr 1909, Baughmann's Cem., Panola Twp, Woodford Co, IL

bullet  General Notes:

MARCIA JOHNSON provided much of the information on this family.

1880 IL CENSUS, Woodford Co, Minonk: Tamme Tammen, 53, farmer, b. Hanover, parents b. Hanover; wife Metta, 50, b. Hanover, parents b. Hanover. (They appear to be John Tammen's parents.)

1900 NE CENSUS, Adams Co, Hastings city, Ward 1, District 8, p 86, census taken June 6: John Tammen, Dec 1848, 51, wd, b. Germany, parents b. Germany, immigrated to US in 1874, in US 26 yrs, Pa, teamster, unemployed 3 mo. of year; dau. Anka, b. June 1885, 14, b. NE, both parents b. Germany, housework at home, cannot read or write; son John, Jr., b. Jan 1896, 4, b. NE , father b. Germany, mother b. IA.

OBIT: a Minonk newspaper, 1909: While staying with his sister, Mrs. George Ioerger, and seemingly enjoying the best of heath, Mr. John Tammen from Nebraska, suddenly took sick, with pneumonia April 14 and died April 24. He was born December 13, 1849, and was a son of Mr. & Mrs. Tammen, the former of whom, as the readers will remember, met with an accident almost four years ago.
Mr. Tammen was married twice. His first marriage he entered with Miss Etja Davids in the year 1870, at Fahne, East Friesland, Germany, the place where he was born. In 1875 they emigrated to this country, and lived in this community for a number of years. Then he moved to Nebraska, where his first wife died about ten years ago. For the second time he was married with Miss Gerosha Conglan. It was only for a few years they lived together when his second wife also died. Of the fourteen children that were born to him, seven survive their father. One of them, a son, came here from Nebraska to attend the funeral of his father, who died at the age of 59 years, four months and 10 days. The funeral service was held last Friday afternoon by Rev. Theo Kettelhut, at the home of Mrs. Geo Ioerger. Internment was made at Baughmann's cemetery.

OBIT: The Minonk Dispatch: Tammen, John: d. Apr 24, 1909, visiting sis, b. Dec 13, 1849 East Firesland, Germ, md 1870 Etja Davids d. 10 yrs ago, md "Gerosha Conglan" dec'd, 14 ch, 7 living, sis Mrs. Geo. Loerger, bur Baughmann's cem - Apr 29, 1909

OBIT OF JOHN TAMMEN'S FATHER: The Metamora Herald, (Woodford Co, IL) , August 25, 1905
Mrs. George Ioerger, who had been visiting at the home of her brother-in-law, Joseph Ioerger, southwest of town, and at Michael Ioerger's near Peoria, received a telephone message last Friday night that her father, John Tammen, an aged resident of near Woodford, had met with sudden death by being thrown from a buggy. The accident happened as Mr. Tammen was returning home from George Ioerger's. It is supposed the horse turned too short, upsetting the buggy. In the fall the old gentleman's neck was broken and when picked up he was dead. Mrs. Ioerger left at once for her home near Woodford. The funeral took place Tuesday, burial being made in the Minonk cemetery. Note: The baptismal name for John Tammen, the deceased, was Tamme Ihnen Tammen. Date of Death: August 19, 1905


Johann married Yte Davids "Etije" WIARDS in 1870 in Fahne, East Friesland, Germany.1 (Yte Davids "Etije" WIARDS was born on 25 Feb 1849 in Larrelt, Ostfriesland, Germany 4 and died on 12 May 1889 in Glenvil, Clay Co, NE 2.)


Johann next married Jerusha Anna WICKHAM, daughter of Benjamin WICKHAM Jr. and Mary Elizabeth RIDDLE, on 13 Nov 1889 in Adams Co, NE.2 (Jerusha Anna WICKHAM was born about 1857 in IA 5 and died before Jun 1900 in Hastings, Adams Co, NE 3.)



1 Obituary of John Tammen.

2 Adams Co, NE Historical Society.

3 Info from Patrica Conklin Zupan.

4 Info from Marcia Johnson.

5 1860 IA Census.

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