Henry Marti has been in an influential way for many years connected with farming interests of Lansing township
and his labors have contributed much toward the agricultural development of the community. He owns four hundred
and eighty acres lying on section 31, a well improved and valuable property, reflecting in its neat and attractive
appearance the careful supervision and practical methods of the owner.
Mr. Marti was born on what is known as the old Jacob Marti farm in Makee township, September 23, 1863, and is a
son of Jacob Marti, of whom further mention appears elsewhere in this volume. He acquired his education in the
district schools of his native section and after laying aside his books remained upon the homestead until he was
twenty seven years of age, at which time he went to Le Mars, where for two years he engaged in business. Returning
to Allamakee county at the end of that time, he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, buying the Roth
farm of two hundred and thirty six acres in Lansing township. Since that time he has engaged in farming and stock
raising and success has steadily attended his well directed activities. In 1913 he purchased the Kefller farm,
this transaction making him the owner of four hundred and eighty acres of good land, upon which there are two complete
sets of improvements. His methods are practical and, therefore, productive of good results and his prosperity places
him today among the substantial and representative farmers of the community.
In 1893 Mr. Marti married Miss Emma Roth, who was born upon the farm where she and her husband now reside. They
have nine children, Clara Elizabeth, Selma Catherine, Walter Jacob, Roy Henry, Elsie Sophia, Harry William, Albert
Herman, Willard George and Mildred Emma, all of whom live at home. The parents are devout members of the Congregational
Mr. Marti is not affiliated with any political party, preferring to vote independently according to his personal
convictions. He is especially interested in educational affairs and has done much to promote the cause of educational
advancement through his able service as school director. He is connected with business interests of this section
as a director in the Cooperative Creamery Company. A man of broad experience, his labors have not only proven an
element in his own progress and prosperity but have also constituted a feature in the development of the township,
while his genial and social disposition and his unfailing courtesy have made him very popular among his fellow
citizens and have gained for him their warm regard and friendship.
Past and Present of Allamakee County, Iowa
A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievemant
By: Ellery M. Hancock
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Allamakee County, IA
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