My name is Jørgen M Jørgensen (M=Manfeld) Facebook profile Jørgen Jørgensen and married to Camma who was born Camma Brabrand Märtens. We were both retirement 1 jun 2011. Our daughter Laila suggested that now there was time. I could then try to find Camma’s Family “Martens”. It must be said here that Camma’s father was the second born of 9 children after Carl Frederk Märtens 1879 who emigrated to the U.S. in 1908.

Carl’s brother Emil Andreas Märtens followed his older brother in 1913 and he ended up after his time in the army in the state of Maine where he married and had six children.

A third brother Einar Christian Märtens born 11 July 1892, also traveled to the United States in 1921 where he married a Danish girl, settled in the same city as the great brother Carl Frederik 1879, Einar and his wife Anna, got a son Henry Märtens in 1923, However, they 3 traveled back to Denmark shortly after Wall Street cracked in 1929 and settled in Grejsdal just outside Vejle.

And Camma’s father was the only one who did not follow with the family, but only he was back in Denmark. It must be said that he had contact with his family in the U.S. and he also received visits from over there. Camma remember visits by Frederik Carl 1899 (Camma’s father’s brother) and two of his daughters, Agnete born Brabrand (grandmother) and Uncle Conny. But all the correspondence between Camma’s father and family in the United States was burned when his mother died in 1966. 

After contacting several of the Martens family in the USA, we have had a visit from 2 of my wife’s cousins. First came Christine Napoleon who was born Martens from Massachusetts and when she came the second time she was with Denise Kenneson who was born Martens from Phoenix Arizona, a visit we were happy about.

What I plan to do in the near future:

I think I have found most of father-in-law Carl Frederik Märten’s 1900 family in the U.S. so here in Jan. 2024 I wanted to look at Camma’s mother Dagmar, and to everyone’s surprise I found that she had 2 brothers that no one here showed she had had.

In the 1930 census in Vejle, I found Camma’s grandmother and here she was with my mother-in-law Dagmar Hansen, born 2 Oct. 1914 and a brother Bent Rosendahl Hansen born 28 Apr. 1927 and upon subsequent investigation she had one more younger brother Egon Lagoni Rosendahl Hansen born February 25, 1932.

I have found that the mother-in-law had an uncle and aunt who emigrated to the U.S., together with their 2 sons to Springfield Illinois and one of the boys had a son Ronald Sigvold Hansen who died in Phoenix Arizona May 9, 2006.

So now I want to try to find my mother-in-law’s family

Regarding Family Tree:

Unfortunately, I cannot post the Martens family tree on this website for technical reasons.

But if you are mentioned in the Family Timeline you can write to me on Facebook and I can send you a file which can be a Windows “My Family Tree” file or you can get a Gedcom file.