b. 29 January 1846, d. 28 July 1899
- Franz Martin was born on 29 January 1846 in Preußen according to the 1870 and 1880 censuses, but "Bleckenrade, Germany," according to his 1895 passport application. Possibly he intended "Bleckede," a town in the district of Lüneburg in Lower Saxony.
- He was known as Frank in the United States.
- Franz Martin arrived in the Port of New York on 20 December 1869, aboard the Norddeutscher Lloyd steamship Rhein from Bremen, traveling in steerage class.
- He was a barkeeper, according to the 1870 census.
- He married Anna Eisler, daughter of (?) Eisler and Anna (?), on 27 June 1876 in St. Louis County, Missouri.
- Franz Martin and Anna Eisler appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in St. Louis, Missouri, at 200 South 5th Street. Other members of the household included Franz Martin, Anna Martin, Anna (?) and Christina Eisler. In addition to Frank's sister and sister-in-law working in the kitchen of the restaurant, also enumerated in the household were a bartender, two waiters, and one domestic servant.
- He was operating a restaurant and saloon, according to the 1880 census.
- He was naturalized on 15 September 1884 at the Criminal Court of St. Louis.
- He and August Erwin Martin applied for a passport on 26 June 1895 while living in St. Louis, Missouri. Passport was for the purpose of going abroad temporarily, returning within a year, to be sent in care of the Norddeutscher Lloyd steamer Havel in Hoboken, New Jersey. The passport was issued on 5 July 1895.
- Franz Martin and August Erwin Martin arrived in the Port of New York on 24 September 1895, from Genoa aboard the Norddeutscher Lloyd SS Kaiser Wilhelm II, traveling in second cabin.
- Franz Martin died on 28 July 1899 at age 53 in St. Louis, Missouri, at 2929 Taylor Avenue.
- His wife Anna Eisler became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
- Last Edited: 12 Apr 2011