Circa 1870s photo of Julius Herme Ortman & Wilhelmina Lamka, New Hampton, IA
I purchased the subject studio portrait of a young couple taken by S. R. Shear, New Hampton, IA.The woman is identified on the front of the mount:
and the man is identified on the back of the mount:
These individuals appear in Public Member Trees posted on ancestry.com.They are listed in the 1880 U.S. Census data for Bay View, Milwaukee Co., WI; and the 1900 U.S. Census data for Richland Township, Chickasaw Co., IA.She is also listed in the 1920 Census data for Milwaukee (resided at 433 Fifteenth Street), Milwaukee Co., WI; and the 1925 Iowa State Census data for Fredericksburg, Chickasaw Co., IA.
On 12 Feb 1877, Julius Herme Ortman, born Sep 1849 in Germany (immigrated 1874), died 21 Nov 1914 in IA, married Wilhelmina "Minnie" Lamka, , born 2 Aug 1852 in WI, died 1944, the daughter of Christian Lamka (1818-) and Dorthea Luth (1821-1873).The couple had five children: William Ortman (1878-), Ida Dora Ortman (1879-), Adela S. Ortman (1881-), Clara Ortman (1884-1974), and Walter George Ortman (1894-1967).
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