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Mrs. Lilly May Martz

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 550

     whose beautiful farm of 117 acres lies in Perry township, Shelby county, O., is a member of old and respected families of the county, who for years have been numbered with the solid and reliable residents. Mrs. Martz was born in Perry township and is a daughter of William A. and Rachel A. (Sturm) Ried, and a granddaughter of George and Mary (Stout) Sturm. The second marriage of Mrs. Ried was to Samuel Woolley, and to this marriage the following children were born: Mary Etta, who is the wife of Edward Taylor; George A.; John William; Martha Ellen, who is the wife of William Develvis; Clarence Earl; Harley Thurman: Maggie Alberta, who is the wife of Charles Glick; Anna, who is the wife of William Hatcher; Adrian; and one who died at the age of fifteen years.
     Lilly May Ried was educated in the public schools of Perry township and carefully reared by a very capable mother. On December 24, 1890, she was married to Lee Martz, who is the son of Flavius and Mary (Weaver) Martz. The parents of Mr. Martz were Champaign county people and he has one sister, Jennie, who is the wife of Albert Hamer: and two brothers, Michael, who is older, and Lester, who is younger. Mr. and Mrs. Martz have two children: Jennie May, who is the wife of Vernon Elliott and they have one Mr. Martz and family belong to the United Brethren church. Politically he is a democrat and fraternally belongs to the Odd Fellows, the Knights of the
Golden Eagle and the Red Men. He is numbered with the enterprising and successful farmers and stock raisers of Perry township and he and family have a wide circle of friends.

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