Jacob Martin, lime manufacturer, was born in Germany, November 25, 1853. He was the oldest of nine children – five of whom are living – born to Frank and Elizabeth (Baltes) Martin, with whom he came to America, and to Huntington County in 1873. The family located in the vicinity of the lime-kilns one mile east of Huntington, where they still continue to reside. Jacob attended the schools of his native country until he reached the age of thirteen. At fourteen he took up the avocation of a carpenter, at which he worked about four years and a half. Immediately after locating in this county he became employed upon the lime-kilns, and this industry has furnished him employment ever since. He was married November 18, 1884, to Amelia Lisman, daughter of Frank and Theresa (Hubrich) Lisman, of this county. Mrs. Martin was born in New York, October 1, 1865. They are the parents of one child: Clara, born August 22, 1885. Mr. and Mrs. Martin are members of the Catholic Church.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Huntington – City and Township, p. 508/9.
[See copy of his brother’s biographical sketch for additional information – Peter Martin (b. 1855)]