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Posted By: Jake Tornholm (email)
Date: 4/23/2020 at 14:15:22

MARTIN REILY, a farmer and stock-raiser, section 15, Mercer township, Adams county, since the spring of 1868, was born in Germany in 1830, a son of Eve (Klink) Reily. The father was killed by an accident before Martin was born, and the mother was subsequently married to Michael Gates. The son was taken in charge by his grandfather Klink, who in turn died in a few years, and the boy was then taken care of by an uncle until he was of age. He was married in 1853, to Miss Eve Fairbank, a native of Wittenburg, Germany, and a daughter of Michael and Catharina (Kabler) Fairbank. In 1853 they emigrated to America, coming on the sailing vessel Antwerp, and landing at New York after a voyage of eight weeks. He resided in Columbiana county, Ohio, until he came to Adams county in the year mentioned, and purchased 160 acres of wild land, and he has since made it a fine farm, one of the best in the township. He also has eighty acres of improved land on section 22, in a high state of cultivation. Mr. Reily is a Democrat in his general politics, and he and his wife are church members. They are the parents of seven children, as follows: John and Martin, residing in the same township; William H.; Melissa, now the wife of James Waller, of Prescott township; and Frank, Charles and Lewis.


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