MARTIN FREDERICK DUFT was born in Braunsweig (Brunswick), Lower Saxony, Germany, 28 Sep 1836. He came to America with sister, EVA CATHERINE DUFT, 18 yrs., when he was 15. They arrived in Baltimore, 3 Oct 1851. Who are Martin & Eva's parents and why did they come to America alone? I do not know what happened to Eva Catherine. Did Eva geat Married and to whom? Where was Martin & Eva from '51 to '60? Martin married SUSANNAH REBECCA BLACK, 4 may 1860 in Uniontown, Carrol Co., Maryland. Who are Susannah's parents? First child was born in Maryland. My Grandmother, Ida May Duft was born in Marshaltown, Marshall co., Iowa, 22 July 1868. They lived in Lee co, Ill. before this. Afterwards, they lived in Taylor Co., Iowa; Worth Co., Mo. and last in Neodesha, Wilson Co., Ks until their deaths in 1908 and 1911.