Philadelphia Latvian Baptist Youth Society

Martin Treyan

Martin Treyan

Martin Treyan was born Jan. 20, 1892, in Sakkenhausen, Russia (Saka, Latvia), according to his World War I draft registration. He lived at 787 Preston St. in Philadelphia, the same household as Ernest Bumbeer and Martin Greve.

In 1920, according to the U.S. census, Treyan worked as a carpenter and boarded in the home of Peter and Louise Gertz, one of the leading Latvian Baptist families of West Philadephia. Also living in the home were Lydia (Gertz) Fuhrman and her three daughters, as well as Martin O. Greve, and 23-year-old Lilian Larimer and her 3-year-old daughter, whose parents were identified as Latvian. Lydia Fuhrman was the widow of Andrew J. Fuhrman (Andrejs Fūrmanis), former editor and publisher of the Latvian Baptist journal Jaunā Tēvija. Treyan married Alma H. Demberg in 1920.

Treyan died in rural New Castle County, Delaware, in 1960.1


1. "Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), 005098631 > image 975 of 1276; Hall of Records, Dover.