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Below is a family biography included in The History of Perry County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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FREDERICK W. MARTING, is a native of Hanover, Germany, where he was born October 6, 1843. He is the son of John H. and Isabelle (Knauper) Marting, who came to America in 1847, and stopped at Pittsburgh, then at Jackson Furnace, Jackson County, Ohio, and then in New Hampshire Furnace, Greenup Co., Ky. From thence they moved to Jackson Furnace, Ohio, where they remained several years. They then farmed in Scioto County, Ohio, for about twelve years, after which they located in Portsmouth, Ohio, where they entered into the mercantile trade and are still doing business. The mother died the winter of 1877. They were both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Our subject was reared and educated by his parents and remained at home until his marriage, securing a liberal education. He was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of John and Condel Craper, March 8, 1866, and to this union have been born eight children, viz.: Uriah W., Samuel H., Charles F., Mary A., Martha I., Noah F., Nathan A. and Amos A. Mrs. Elizabeth Marting was born September 7, 1847. Mr. Marting makes farming and stock raising a specialty. He owns 300 acres of fertile land, fairly improved with good buildings. He is Independent in politics and religion. He is one of Perry County’s most respected citizens.

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This family biography is one of 257 biographies included in The History of Perry County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Perry County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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