Biography of Martin Sifrit
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





MARTIN SIFRIT, of the firm of Withrow & Sifrit, proprietors Newport Tile Works, P. O. Walnut Run, was born in Union Township, this county, May 22,1852; he is a son of John Sifrit, a native of Union Township, who was a son of James Sifrit, native of Virginia, who came to this county at an early day. His father was reared in Union and Paint Townships, and now resides in Union Township, near the Midway & London pike. He has been a farmer through life, and married Melissa Harper, a native of Clark County, where she was reared. They had three children - Charlotte, wife of a farmer of Hardin County, Ohio; our subject, and John, a farmer in this township. The mother died in 1855, and Mr. Sifrit subsequently married Lucinda Norton. a resident of this county. They have one child, Melissa. Our subject was reared in Union Township, living there nearly all his life. He received a good common school education, farmed on his father's land, and was married, December 13, 1871, to Permestia Webb, a native of this county. After marriage, he engaged in farming, remaining at it until the spring of 1882, and was also engaged in running a threshing machine for eight years. He was moderately successful in that and has been very successful in his present business. He is Republican in politics and has been Road Supervisor. He has had five children, four living, viz.: Lula May, John M., Clark B., and one infant son, Lee, deceased.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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