Apr. 15, 1872 Hartington Cedar County Nebraska, USA
Jan. 19, 1931 Hartington Cedar County Nebraska, USA
Martin courted Grace in a buggy. After the marriage they lived on a farm and there was a cave on the farm. Martin was very afraid of storms and each time the weather was threatning, he would hustle the family to the cave and he would constantly go up and open the cave door to peer out and check the weaher situation. Martin and Grace had some bad financial luck and had to give up farming. In 1924 they moved to Hartington into one of 3 houses owned by Grace's parents. Later they moved to the Bowers house on the fair grounds road and this is where the children finished growing up. Martin built a new barn on the farm not long before they moved to town. The wife and children did not see much of Martin after they moved to town. Martin had purchased some "stock" of some kind in the early years and then much later after his death the stock that never grew financially for years, finally paid off, leaving his wife and family with inheritance long after his death. Nels Martin died while at the Sheriffs office playing cards with his friends. He Choked on a kernel of popcorn.
Seven children: Belva and Evelyn are still living as of 2014.