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Houtman or Houtmann Family

Houtman or Houtmann Family

RHoudman (View posts)
Posted: 1051737272000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sommerlatte, Houtmann, Villines, McFarland, Farmer, Speidel
Hello, my name is Ron Houdman and I am reserching my grand fathers family, his name was Victor Houdmann, he changed the spelling of the surname from Houtmann or Houtman to Houdmann, Victor was born in the village of Blienchweiler, in the Alsace Region of what is now France.

His parents was Martin Houtmann, and Rosina Speidel, He was born July 21, 1972. Victor and his parents arrived in the United States August 21, 1873, they departed France from the port of Harve, France, on the ship Washington.

If anyone has information on the parents of Martin Houtmann, or Rosina Speidel, would appreciate the assistance.

Thank You.

Re: Houtman or Houtmann Family

Posted: 1210538662000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1297217610000
Surnames: Houtmann

Anyone know what Houtmann means and its origin

Re: Houtman or Houtmann Family

Posted: 1269993551000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sommerlatte, Houdmann, Beane
Victor Houdmann married Else Sommerlatte and they have several children, one being my great grandmother, Elsie Alma Sophia Houdmann-Beane. She married Jessie Leo Beane and they have many children. One of them being my grandmother, Ettie Lavene Beane. I am not sure how much info you are looknig for.

Re: Houtman or Houtmann Family

Posted: 1358975839000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Houtmann, Houtman, Houdmann
Hello, Natalie

We are cousins, my father was August Ernst Houdmann, he was your great grand mother Elsie Houdmann Beane, brother. Victor Houdmann and Elise Sommerlatte Houdmann, were my grand parents.

Indeed there were a number of children, 12 to be exact, one child Otto was still born. Edna died in 1917 in Karnes County, Texas.

Victor Houdmann's parent's were Martin Houtmann, and Rose or Rosina Speitel, Martin Houtmann was born on 24 Oct. 1837, in the village of Steige, Alsace Region of France. He married Rose Speitel on 26 April 1871, in the village of Blinschwiller, Alsace Region of France.

Martin Houtmann's, parent's were, Jean Joseph Houtmann, and Marie Heissat. Rose Speitel's parents, were Bernard Speitel and Catherine Schuhler.

I have a very extensive file on the Houdmann/Houtmann and the Sommerlatte Family.

Elise Sommerlatte's, parent's were Friedrich "Fritz" Sommerlatte, and Johanna Eleanore Kulms, Fritz's was born in Worlitz-Anhalt-Dessau, Prussia.

Please contact me, my e-mail address is

Best Wishes
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