Martin Rizer of
Maryland and (West) Virginia,
From Indiana to Wisconsin
As early as 1848 Rezin Barnes, whose wife was Catharine Rizer, left Tippecanoe Co., Indiana to found the town of Boaz in Richland Co, Wisconsin.
Their children were:
James Thomas Barnes married Mary Ann Potts
Benjamin F. Barnes married Margaret Ann Kiericker
William Marion Barnes married Ada Mary Fries
Jacob Andrew Barnes married Sarah Elizabeth Simmons
John Henry Rizer, was a nephew of Catharine Rizer Barnes. His parents, Joseph Rizer and Elizabeth Fisher, died early leaving a number of orphans.
John Henry Rizer married Mary Elisabeth Berry. They joined the Barnes family in Richland Co, Wisconsin between 1852 and 1856.
Eleanor Rizer was a child of George Rizer and Mary Bryan of Washington co, Maryland. Eleanor married William Trail and lived in Vernon Co., Wisconsin.