Henry J.

Born: Jan 25, 1877

Died: Jan 5, 1920

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Marriage: No Marriage
No Children 
According to 1900 Census and 1910 Census, Henry J. was single and living at home with his parents, working in the store as a salesman. Death due to Sixteen year illness with Tuberculosis.

OBIT: Creston Daily Advertiser Gazette, Tuesday, January 6, 1920
Death of Henry Martens Occurred Yesterday P.M.
Henry J. Martens, age 43, died at the family home, 301 South Elm street, yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Mr. Martens has experienced a sickness that extended over a period of sixteen years and was a sufferer from that dreaded disease tuberculosis and has been to California, Arizona and other places in order that he might obtain relief. He was a patient sufferer, never complaining of his lot but on the contrary he tried to be as bright and cheerful as it was possible for him to be in the face of the odds against him. Six months ago he began to fail and from that time until his death he never gained in health again.
He was the next to the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Martens, both of whom have passed on and has lived in this city all his life with the exception of the visits to other climates in search of relief. His brother Theodore was drowned in Manilla Bay during the Spanish American War and two brothers, Frank and John are both residents of this city. He has two sisters also residents of Creston, Katherine and Celia. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the St. Malachy's church and interment will be made in Calvary cemetery.