BELLE (WETMORE) MARTIN: Born June 11, 1831, at Leyden, Lewis County, New York. At age 27 removed to Berlin, Wisconsin, where her sister, Mrs. Hannah Hubbard, then lived. She married Joseph C. Martin on May 1, 1861. In October 1874 she came with her husband to Alexandria, Nebraska, where they have since lived. Mrs. Martin, also known as "Aunt Belle," united with the Congregational Church soon after her marriage; she joined the Methodist church when she came to Alexandria.
Mrs. Martin was one of a family of seven children and survived them all. She leaves a husband, nieces, nephews and many friends. She passed away Monday evening Feb. 6, 1905, at the age of 73 yrs., 7 months and 25 days. The funeral took place at the home Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The sermon was preached by Rev. H. F. Huntington, and the remains were laid at rest in the Alexandria cemetery.