Biography of Martin Tice



Berrien County

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Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]

This gentleman, born in New Jersey, in January, 1799, was one of a family of six children. His parents were natives of Germany, but came to America in an early day. Martinís uneventful youth was similar to that of farmersí sons in those days. Industry, economy, sociability, and honesty were the fundamental principles taught him. At the age of twelve he started out in life, hiring out as a farm-hand, his only capital a willing heart and contented mind. In 1833, when thirty-four years of age, he came to Michigan, stopping at St. Joseph. While there he helped to survey the Territorial road. While employed at that, he saw and took up the land now occupied by his daughter, Mrs. McIntyre, who causes this brief sketch and portraits to be inserted in this history, as a slight token of the love and gratitude she feels for her parents. In 1839, Mr. Tice married Sarah, daughter of John Ivery, who was a native of New York. To this marriage were born two children, Harriet, born April 7, 1840; Mulford, born March 4, 1842, killed in the late war, March 5, 1863. In politics Mr. Tice was a Democrat; though not radical, yet always speaking and voting its principles. He was a member of no church organization. Mrs. Tice died Nov. 29, 1875; Mr. Tice, in May, 1876, only surviving his faithful companion a few months, leaving Mrs. McIntyre, their only surviving heir, to mourn the loss of their society and companionship.

History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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