Source: History of Whiteside County, IL, edited by Charles Bent, Morrison, IL 1877
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com
MARTIN REIS was born in Ahrang, Prussia, in 1804, and came to Portland in 1839. He married Miss Mary AHART, the children of this marriage being: Elizabeth, wife of George SHELHAMMER, living in Geneseo, Henry county; Adam, who married Miss Lora BROOKS, and lives in Henry county; Herman, who married Miss Ellen H. BESSOR, and lives in Portland; Hattie, wife of H. P. BLAISDELL, living in Portland; Ella M., wife of Alonzo F. OCOBOCK, living in Henry county; and Martin, and Franklin, both of whom live in Portland. Mr. REIS died in 1874.