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Any info on "Kortum".

Santana (View posts)
Posted: 8 Dec 2002 1:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kortum
My grandfather, George Kortum, was born in Iowa (I think) right around the turn of the century or right before it. His parents came over from Germany after his mother was dis-owned by her aristocratic family for marrying my great-grandfather. They had one child on the ship which died. I believe there were between 7 and 10 children in all. The youngest, Fred Kortum, died two months ago in Pleasant Hills, CA. My other grandfather's siblings lived in Anaconda, Montana for some time. I'm looking for any information on the family. Thanks!

Re: Any info on "Kortum".

Posted: 13 Jul 2007 2:01AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: kortum
hi . i believe i am decendant from mathias kortum or his immediate family who came to australia from rensburg in germany . i look forward to contact from interested family members to help find the ''roots''

Re: Any info on "Kortum".

Posted: 24 Jan 2008 2:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
There was a Fred (Fritz Frederick Kortum) Kortum who came to the US in 1881 with his 7 brothers and sisters, settling in Manning, Iowa. He married a "Dora unknown". I thought they had moved to Michigan, though, not Montana. I think he had three children: Mary, Margaret, and Fred.

Re: Any info on "Kortum".

Posted: 9 Jul 2008 2:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kortum
Hi. If you are descended from Matthias Kortum who came from Fehmarn Island, Holstein to Victoria in 1859 then I can help you. This Matthias was a stonemason building the Melbourne-Sandhurst railway before taking up land at Elphinstone and then Elmore. He married Rosina Smith at Castlemaine in 1867. He died in 1921 and is buried at Elmore. If you have a Herbert or Arnold in your ancestry then it's probably the right one.

Re: Any info on "Kortum".

Posted: 9 Jul 2008 6:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
tx hicks130 , my grandfather was herbert kortum and arnold his brother lived in elmore so i say that is the one . i believe mathias came out with 2 brothers but not sure .. 1 was a doctor and i believe is buried in cooktown cemetery , the other i believe went to new guinea as a missionary ...im not sure how acurate that is ..regards peter kortum

Re: Any info on "Kortum".

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 4:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kortum
Hi Peter. We're second cousins - my grandfather was Wm Harold, in between Herb and Arnie. My mother was Vera Kortum, your dad will probably remember her. The doctor in Cooktown was the Qld state medical officer - there is much about him in the archives but he doesn't appear to be related. There were three Wendel brothers from Fehmarn however they are Harold's in-laws.
I have photos of Matthias, Rosina and family, his mother Christina (Kruse) and sister Anna. Also transcripts of Herb's letters home from the Boer War etc. If you contact me by email on garyrhix@gmail.com then I can send them to you.
regards Gary Hicks

Re: Any info on "Kortum".

Posted: 8 Dec 2008 12:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kortum
Hello Gary, can you please give me any info you have on the Kortums that have lived in Elmore as My parents (Peter and Kaye Kortum) are the only Kortums' left there and it would be nice to find out the family tree

Re: Any info on "Kortum".

Posted: 8 Dec 2008 10:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
hi nskortum , you can email me for information on kortums . norm kortum , i believe your grandfather , was my fathers cousin . regards peter kortum
pkfromoz@yahoo.com

Re: Any info on "Kortum".

Posted: 19 Dec 2009 7:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear nskortum,

Due to my knowledge, I believe there is also Kathleen Mary Kortum who was married to Norman George Kortum (dec) still residing in Elmore! Three of the four Kortum children still live in the district.

Hilda

Re: Any info on "Kortum".

Posted: 30 Apr 2011 4:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Fred Kortum married Dora Kirchhoff, the oldest child of Detlef and Mary Hansen Kirchhoff on 18 Dec. 1901. Dora was born March 1884 in Davenport, IA. Her family moved to Shelby Co, Ia which includes Manning and later to Jackson, Co. Ia. She had 4 siblings- William Kirchhoff , Annie Kirchhoff, Edward Kirchhoff and Pauline Kirchhoff Gately. Dora died in 1973 in Kent, Mi.
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