- Margaretha (Meier) Cordes, mother of Grandmother Martha (Cordes) Kirmse.
In 1909 Margaretha Cordes, nee Meier, of Farrar, Mo. moved to Shattuck, Ok. to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Martha and William Kirmse. When the Kirmses moved to Alva in 1910 Mrs Cordes stayed at Shattuck and made her home with another daughter, Mrs. Henry (Marie) Lohman. When the Lohmanns moved to Alva Mrs. Cordes moved with them and lived with them until Marie’s death. She then again made her home with William and Martha Kirmse. After years of failing health she died Aug. 30, 1929, and was buried in the Lutheran Cemetery at Alva.
Margaretha Cordes was born Sept. 21, 1847 in Germany.
Norma Kirmse Rauh
Margaretha’s youngest daughter, Marie Christina Cordes, married Joachim Johann Heinrich “Henry” Lohmann on 22 Nov 1906 and they moved to Shattuck, Oklahoma to a homestead next to William and Martha (Cordes) Kirmse. Margaretha’s oldest daughter, Anna Marie Cordes, married Richard Bruno Fritsche 28 Oct 1900 and died 14 Dec 1907.
Goodwin, Ellis County, Oklahoma
- From “Pioneer Footprints Across Woods County 1893-1975” by the Cherokee Strip Volunteer League, 1976. p.138. Scanned April 8, 2015.
- There is correspondence that suggests that Margaretha may have moved to Shattuck as early as 1908.