Menno B. Martin biography

MENNO B. MARTIN, a resident of Earl township, whose home is about two miles west of New Holland, was born on the farm he occupies April 8, 1879, and is a son of John B. and Anna (Wenger) Martin, residents of Leacock township.

Menno B. Martin was reared on the farm, and educated in the public schools. When he was nineteen he began for himself, working at day’s labor among the farmers. In 1900 he began farming, taking his father’s place in Earl township, where he does general farming.

Mr. Martin was married Feb. 13, 1898, to Miss Elizabeth Buchen, a daughter of Jacob and Mattie (Martin) Buchen. She was born in West Earl township. To this union has come one child, Noah, who is now dead. Mrs. Martin is a member of the Mennonite Church. She stands high in the community. Mr. and Mrs. Martin are honest and industrious people, and have made a good place for themselves in the consideration of the community in which they live.

Source: [Anonymous], Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of Many of the Early Settlers (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1903), p. 1007.