|Birth: ||Aug. 21, 1832|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 1919|
Martin Putnam Jenners was born 21 August 1832 in a log cabin at the northwest corner of Ferry and 4th Streets, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana. He was the oldest child born to David Jenners and his wife, Maria Simpson. On 20 January 1833, Ann Jenners (Martin's aunt) wrote to Elizabeth Braden that "Sally, Mary and David's wife all had sons in August. Sally's only lived one day, Mary's one week, and Maria's is still living; it is a fine hearty child."
In October 1841, Martin (who was 9 years old at the time) is mentioned in letter from his Aunt Sarah Bradfield to his Aunt Mary Braden. Martin had fallen off his Uncle Alba's horse and had "dislocated the 2 joints of his elbow and broke a piece of the bone of one of the joints. His arm is extremely swelled and painful. The Dr. is fearful he never will straighten it."
The 1850 census shows Martin, age 18, living in his parents' household in Lafayette, Indiana. Martin was working as a painter. On the 1860 census, he is listed as a resident of a rooming house in Lafayette as "Putnam Jenners, age 24, male, painter, born in Indiana."
On 21 July 1862, Martin enlisted in the military at Indianapolis in Regiment 76, Company G as a musician.
The 1870 census finds Martin back in Lafayette, living in the household of William Schrader, and listed as "Jenners, Martin P.; age 28, male, white, occupation: carriage maker; value of personal property: $800; born: Indiana."
Martin is found in the 1873 Lafayette City Directory as "Mark Jenners, carriage painter, boards 137 Columbia." Another 1873 directory gives his residence as 193 Ferry Street.
On 16 April 1877, Martin P. Jenners married Mary E. Williams at the home of Jane (Sharp) Perrin, at the corner of 11th and Ferry Streets in Lafayette. They were married by I. W. Boothe. It should be noted that Martin's obituary says he never married, but this is clearly the correct Martin Jenners.
Contributed by researcher Sue Beach
David Jenners (1802 - 1881)
Maria Simpson Jenners (1811 - 1891)
Martin P. Jenners (1832 - 1919)
Sarah Y. Jenners (1834 - 1883)*
Anne Deborah Jenners (1834 - 1917)*
Clara Jenners Sweetser (1838 - 1925)*
Lavenia Duvall Jenners Jones (1841 - 1913)*
David S Jenners (1844 - 1886)*
Harry M Jenners (1849 - 1866)*
Note: age 87. Undertaker, C.H. Bradshaw, Lafayette, Indiana.
Spring Vale Cemetery
Plot: sec 19 lot 38
Maintained by: L. A. (Terry)
Originally Created by: Ran
Record added: Jul 19, 2005
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