MARTIN VAN BUREN, born in Otsego County, N. Y., January 18, 1836. is a son of Daniel and Catharine (Chesebrough)
Van Buren, and, being thrown upon his own resources at an early age, received but a limited education. He worked
for a number of years by day and month, engaging to some extent, while yet a young man, in the lumber business
in Canada. In 1865, he married Miss Dianna Funk, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Rosenberger) Funk, this wife dying
in 1873, leaving one child, Mary A., born December 9, 1868. Mr. Van Buren then married, in 1875, Maria M. Alter,
daughter of Joseph and Margaret C. (Dinsmore) Alter, natives of Pennsylvania, and of Scotch Irish descent. The
children by this marriage are: R. Carl, born September 15, 1876; H. Kent, May 18, 1879; M. Ethel, December 6, 1881;
Hattie E., April 30, 1883. Mrs. Van Buren was born August 2, 1848. Mr. Van Buren rented laud a few years, and then
purchased land in Richland Township. He subsequently disposed of this and purchased forty acres in Hancock County,
later adding ten acres. In 1882, he again sold out, and purchased his present farm of 163 1/2 acres for $11,000.
He is a good farmer, and makes a specialty of fine stock and Poland China hogs. In political faith, Mr. Van Buren
is an Independent. He and his wife are both members of the Congregational Church at Findlay, Ohio.
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