“Prof. Adam Martin, D.D., was born in Budershausen, Bavaria, Aug. 8, 1835. He came to this country early in life, was graduated from Hamilton College in 1858 and Hartwick Theological Seminary in 1861. In September of that year he was ordained to the Lutheran ministry and became pastor of St. Mark’s church, Middleburg, N. Y. In 1865 he was called to the Presidency of Northwestern University, Wisconsin. In 1869 he accepted the Professorship of the German language and literature in Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa., which he now (1888) holds. In 1887 he received the degree of D. D. from Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania. He is a frequent contributor to the periodicals of his Church, and has translated the large catechism of Luther for the Book of Concord, edited by Prof. H. E, Jacobs, D.D. — Appl. Cyel Am. Biog.”
From Jensson, Jens. American Lutheran biographies; or, Historical notices of over three hundred and fifty leading men of the American Lutheran church. 1890.