Martin V. Ransburg, M. D.

Source: 1880 Atlas of Steuben County, IN p.53 c.2

Martin V. Ransburg, M.D. was born in Seneca County, Ohio July 7, 1842. His father, George Ransburg, was a farmer in comfortable circumstances and gave his son a liberal education. In 1859, Martin removed with his parents to Steuben County, Ind., arriving in Salem Township October 1st of that year, where he has since resided. For the first few years after his removal to this county, he was engaged in teaching school during the winter months, and working with his father at farming in summer. Not being content to pass his lifetime in those avocations, he entered the office of Dr. Thomas B. Williams, of Angola, as a medical student, April 12, 1868, and prosecuted his studies vigorously until the Fall of 1870, when he began attending medical lectures at the Indiana Medical College, of Indianapolis. Shortly after he returned from the medical college, he commenced the practice of his profession in Salem Township, where he soon acquired an extensive and remunerative practice, which he still continues to hold, enjoying the esteem and confidence of the community in which he resides.

He was married, February 29, 1876 to Miss Martha J. Bundy, of Otsego Township, Steuben County, Ind. Being in the vigor and prime of manhood, the doctor’s future prospects bid fair for increasing prosperity and usefulness.