Martin Goss, farmer, cabinet-maker and undertaker, son of David and Magdalena (Friemer) Goss, was born in Falls Township, Hocking County, Jan. 5, 1847, and lived with his parents until a manhood. During his boyhood he worked for wages, and received a common-school education. At the age of seventeen years his father put him to work in his cabinet shop, where he remained until twenty. two years of age. In February, 1869, he purchased the farm where he resides, and has carried on farming in connection with his cabinet and undertaking business. He has preserved memoranda of his work, and has made 200 coffins. He has the most beautiful location and residence in the county. Oct. 8, 1868, he married Lucinda A., danghter of George and Annamary (Pontius) Hansel, who was born Dec. 10,1847. They had one daughter Mary Magdalena, who died in infancy. They have an adopted daughter-Emma J. Goss. He and wife are members of the United Brethren church. He is Class-leader, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Superintendent of the Sabbath-school.


History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883.