Ernest Martin was a track foreman for the new railroad that was being built through Ogema. He came for the work and then became the first homesteader in the area.  His son, Herman, pictured above, was the said to be the first white child born in Ogema in 1876.

Information and photo obtained from: Ogema: 1876-1976 Centennial, Ogema, Spirit, Hill, July 2 - 4, Historical Albums, published in 1976


Contributed by: Tami Lorbecke


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