Tamme Ihnen "Thomas" TAMMEN
Johann Harms "John" TAMMEN
Yte Davids "Etije" WIARDS
David John TAMMEN
(1877-Aft 1942)


Family Links

1. Rachel E. SEELY

2. Ada "Margaret" CONKLIN

David John TAMMEN 2

  • Born: 13 Feb 1877, Larrelt, Ostfriesland, Germany 2
  • Marriage (1): Rachel E. SEELY about 1901 in NE 1
  • Marriage (2): Ada "Margaret" CONKLIN
  • Died: Aft 1942, probably Des Moines, Polk Co, IA 3

bullet  General Notes:

FAMILY HISTORY FROM PAT ZUPAN: David John Tammen was placed in an orphanage in York, York Co, NE

MOTHER'S JEWELS ORPHANAGE, York Co, NE: They have no record of him. (The David Tammen listed in orphanage in 1900 census was probably Roy David Conklin.)

1900 NE CENSUS, Adams Co, Verona Twp: David Tammen, boarder, single, 23, b. Feb. 1877, b. Germany, parents b. Germany, section hand for a railroad. He was living with the Seely family.

1910 NE CENSUS, Adams Co, Verona Twp: David Tammen, 32, first marriage, married 9 yrs., b. Germany, parents b. Germany, farmer: wife Rachel, 28, first marriage, married 9 yrs, 4 children, 4 living, b. NE; children Katie, 8, b. NE; Ada, 6, b. NE; son Edward, 4, b. NE; son Thomas, 2, b. NE; sister Lizzie, 16, b. NE, parents b. Germany.

DIVORCE: David & Rachel Tammen appear to have divorced sometime between 1912-1918. They had 5 children, with their last child b. 1912.

WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS 1917-1918: David John Tammen, resided 805 W. 3rd St. Des Moines, IA; 41 yrs old, b. Feb 13, 1877; citizen by father's naturalization before registrant's majority; laborer for Jas. Horrabin, Des Moines; nearest relative: Katie Tammen, daughter, Holbrook, NE; tall, medium build, grey eyes, grey hair.

1920 IA CENSUS, Polk Co, Des Moines Twp: David "Tammel", 43, div., to US in 1877, naturalized 1888, b. Germany, parents b. Germany, laborer for a contractor; half sister Margaret Dillon, 30, wd, b. NE, father b. Germany, mother b. Ireland; nephew John Dillon, 5, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. NE; 7 lodgers.

1922 David J. Tammen rms 1210 High

1928 David "Tamal" r 517-8th

1930 David "Tamman" lab r 517-8th
Margt "Tanner" hlp Sandy's Coffee Shop r 517-8th

1932 John Dillon watchman Pres-O-Lite Co r 303 Racoon
David Tammen lab 4 1031-6th Ave
Thomas Tammen r 1031-6th Ave
Margt L. "Tanner" clk Unio Mut. Lt Co r 1088 W. 27th

1934 David Tammen r 244-2nd

1936 John Dillon driver Salvation Army r 244-2nd
David J. Tammen custodian trades Assembly Hall r721-3rd

1938 David Tammen carp r 2347- E. 38th

1940 John Dillon solr. Salvation Army r 224-2nd Ave
David J. Tammen (Margt) lab WPA r 620 E. 12th

1942 David J. Tammen (Margt) lab h 1128 Army Post Rd (Ft. DM)
(Note: Ft. DM is probably Ft. Des Mes, a military training facility on the south edge of Des Moines.)

1930 IA CENSUS, Polk Co, Des Moines: D. J. Tamman, 52, divorced, b. Germany, parents b. Germany, to US in 1880, naturalized; laborer, odd jobs, veteran of Spanish American War; J. D. Tamman, 16, single, b. IA, father b. Germany, mother b. NE, cook in cafe.
(J. D. Tamman appears to be John Dillon but there was no Margaret Dillon.)

1940 IA CENSUS, Polk Co, Lee Twp, Des Moines, Ward 7:
David J. Tammen, 63, 4th grade education, b. Germany, Na, same place, unemployed 60 wks, laborer, sidewalk prup(?);
Margaret, wife, 49, 5th grade education, b. NE.


David married Rachel E. SEELY about 1901 in NE.1 (Rachel E. SEELY was born about 1882 in NE 1.)


David next married Ada "Margaret" CONKLIN, daughter of Francis "Frank" Edward CONKLIN and Jerusha Anna WICKHAM. (Ada "Margaret" CONKLIN was born on 19 Apr 1890 in NE 2.)



1 1910 NE Census.

2 Info from Marcia Johnson.

3 Des Moines, IA City Directories.

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