About Martha A. Emmert (Higgason)
Martha at findagrave:
From the 1887 book Portrait and Biographical Album of Mahaska County Iowa - page 385:
T.B. EMMERT, of Spring Creek Township, a farmer, stock-dealer and shipper, residing on section 29, was born in Boone County, Ind., July 24, 1847, and is a son of William and Fannie (New) Emmert. The father was a native of Indiana, and a farmer by occupation ; he died in Indiana in 1867; the mother was a native of Kentucky, and still lives at the old homestead in Indiana.
The subject of this sketch, T. B. Emmert, removed to the State of Illinois, in March, 1868, and remained there three years, and from there came to Mahaska County, settling in Harrison Township, near Cedar, where he remained until 1882. when he removed to his present home of 100 acres in this township, in addition to which he owns thirty-two and one-half acres of timber and pasture on section 31, and 320 acres of improved land in Harrison Township. On the home farm he has a fine house and barn, and excellent out-buildings, and the land is in the best possible cultivation.
June 23, 1867, Mr. Emmert was married to Miss Martha A. Higgason, a daughter of William and Sarah (Herron) Higgason. She was born Jan. 25,
1849, in Montgomery County, Ind. Six children have been born to them, as follows: William A., Sept 24, 1868; Avis V., Dec. 1. 1869; Fannie M. born July 28, 1871, died Oct. 5, 1872; Mary Myrtle, born Nov. 28, 1878; Nellie, born March 5, died June 20, 1882; Thomas Harry, born Oct. 18, 1885.
Mr. Emmert has made life a success in a business way, by reason of superior ability, careful management, and honorable and upright dealings, and these have been his characteristics since he has settled here. Honesty is the best policy in all things, and rarely fails to bring to him who believes and practices it not only success in life, but the highest regard and esteem of his fellow-men.
From the 1878 book History of Mahaska County Iowa, page 649:
EMMERT, THOS. B., farmer, Sec. 24, P. O. Cedar; was born in Boone county Indiana, July 24. 1846; he lived there about twenty- one years, and then moved to Warren county. Ills., lived there three years, and then came to this county in 1870; he married Miss Martha Higgason, a native of Indiana, in 1867; they have one son and two daughters, Wm. A., Avis B., and Mary M. They have a farm of 320 acres.
Emmert, Peter, farmer. Sec. 1, Cedar P. O.
Some of Martha Higgason and Thomas Emmert's children at findagrave: