The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 743, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"DANIEL MARTZ was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1832, and is one of the four children of DANIEL and RACHEL MARTZ, also natives of Bucks County, and born respectively July 6, 1806, and in September, 1807. They were married in Bucks County, and moved to Ohio, in 1836, moving thence to this county in 1848. Here the father died; his widow is living with her daughter in Logansport (Cass County, Indiana). Their children are named DANIEL, MARY, JAMES, and ANSON. At the age of about twenty, DANIEL MARTZ began carpentering, and has been engaged more or less at the trade ever since. He was married in this county, February 20, 1859, to ELIZABETH SKILLEN, who was born in Shelby County July 4, 1842, and is the daughter of BENJAMIN C. and CATHERINE SKILLEN. MR. MARTZ is an Odd Fellow, and has held the offices of Township Assessor and County Commissioner, and at present is serving as Township Trustee."