The immigrated to Ohio after the birth of their oldest son Joseph. The lived in Montgomery County, Ohio in 1860 before moving to Auglaize County, Ohio.
Sophia died on 4 Feb 1910 in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. John died on 1 July 1915 in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio.
John and Sophia had 9 children:
- Joseph MARTIN born about 1852 in Germany.
- Charles MARTIN born about 1856 in Ohio.
- Sophia MARTIN born 28 Jan 1860 in Ohio. She died 1 Aug 1941 in Toledo, Ohio. She married Charles H SACO.
- Sarah MARTIN born about 1862 in Ohio.
- John MARTIN born 16 Apr 1865 in Dayton, Ohio. He died 25 Jun 1937 in St. Marys, Ohio. He married Lena SACO.
- Elizabeth MARTIN born 11 Dec 1866 in Ohio. She died 2 Apr 1915 in Toledo, Ohio. She married John G KLOSTERHOUSE.
- Henry MARTIN born Jan 1869 in Ohio.
- Frederick H MARTIN born 1871 and died 1872.
- George MARTIN born 27 Mar 1875 in Auglaize County, Ohio. He died in 1952.