Martin Dobler, farmer, Welton, Clinton Co., Iowa, born 1821 in Alsace, France to Martin and Maria Dobler. Family came to US in 1829 settling in Pittsburgh. Mother died there in 1839 and his father was killed in W V in 1876. Martin was a glass-blower for about 20 years in Pittsburgh and came to Clinton Co., Iowa in the summer of 1854.He bought a farm here in 1857. He married Catherine Garsbach, of Cambria Co., PA.. Children: John M., George E.W., Catherine C., William L., Charles E., Joseph P., LOuis O. and an infant.