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Christian F. Martin
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1818
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1897
DuPage County
Illinois, USA

Christian F. Martin died at his home in Naperville, January 12, 1897, of kidney trouble, and the funeral took place January 14, 1897. Services were held at his house and also at the Dunkard church near Naperville, where he used to preach the faith of that society. Mr. Martin was born in Erie county, Pennsylvania, January 27, 1818, and was married to Miss Sarah Rhodes, of Erie County, New York, in 1840. In 1849 the family came west and purchased a 200 acre farm adjoining the then village of Geneva; his brothers, David Martin, now of Geneva, and Henry, of Kansas, and their father purchased farms near Turner. Most of Mr. Martin's children were born at Geneva, and the place he sold to E. Danford; then he moved to Turner, and then to Naperville, where he served as local minister at the Dunkard church for many years. Mr. Martin left eight children, all married, with families, and owners of fine farms in this county. The children are as follows: David Martin, Henry and Daniel W. Martin, all of West Chicago; Mrs. Adam M. Glos of Wayne; Mrs. Allen Fairbank, Mrs. Judd Fairbank, also of West Chicago; Mrs. Harvey Barkdoll of Warrenville; and Mrs. A. Fry, of Naperville. All of the children were present at the funeral, and the remains were laid to rest in Oakwoods [sic] cemetery, West Chicago, beside his wife, father and mother who all died several years ago and who were among the pioneer settlers in this part of the county.

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Family links: 
  David Shelley Martin (1786 - 1877)
  Fanny Veronica Frick Martin (1791 - 1881)
  Sarah Rhodes Martin (____ - 1886)
  Anna Martin Glos (1841 - 1933)*
  David R. Martin (1843 - 1909)*
  Sarah Martin Barkdoll (1845 - 1921)*
  Henry Harrison Martin (1848 - 1934)*
  Daniel W. Martin (1851 - 1916)*
  Leah Martin Fairbank (1853 - 1952)*
  Lydia A. Martin Fairbank (1857 - 1949)*
  Hettie E. Martin Fry (1859 - 1950)*
*Calculated relationship
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JAN 27
JAN 12
Note: The small stone and the monument are badly weathered.
Oakwood Cemetery
West Chicago
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 54
Created by: DESchuett
Record added: Dec 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62885098
Christian F. Martin
Added by: Jim Costello
Christian F. Martin
Added by: DESchuett
Christian F. Martin
Added by: DESchuett
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