Martha A. Herrmann
January 21, 2021
Martha A. Herrmann, 90, was born June 10, 1930 in Cawker City, Kan., and died Jan. 17, 2021. at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Irene Carl.
Martha’s grandfather, Theodore Carl, and his wife, Angela Lorig, immigrated from Godendorf, Germany in 1883. They purchased a farm near Waconda Springs, three miles east of Cawker City in an area now covered by the Waconda Reservoir. After her grandfather’s death in 1918, Martha’s father, Nick, ran the farm. That is where she was raised with her eight brothers and sisters.