Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     HENRY MAHRT was born in Ozaukee county, Wisconsin, on January 10, 1868.  His parents, John and Margaret (Jaeger) Mahrt, were natives of Germany and are mentioned elsewhere in this volume.  At the early age of seven, our subject was called to take up the responsibilities of life and everything he has gained has been through his own labors since.  He secured a good common school education and then labored in various places until eighteen.  At that age, it being 1886, he came to what is now the town of Reardan and after investigating, bought a quarter section of railroad land.  This he traded for the relinquishment to a homestead right and afterwards bought a half section more which today forms his estate, about a mile north from Reardan.  He has an elegant eight room house, commodious barn, windmill, the land all fenced and under cultivation, a good orchard, and other improvements.  Since settling here, Mr. Mahrt has given his undivided attention to the improvement and cultivation of his estate and he has been exceptionally well prospered.  He is one of the stable and enterprising men of the community.
     At Spokane, in April, 1892, Mr. Mahrt married Miss Annie, daughter of John and Mary S. McCrea, natives of Scotland.  The mother died when Mrs. Mahrt was four years old and the father came to Lincoln county in 1887 and is still living here.  Mrs. Mahrt was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and came to the United States in 1887.  To Mr. and Mrs. Mahrt six children have been born, Henrietta, Edward A., Elsie, James, Henry W., deceased, and Roy.  Mr. Mahrt is a member of the W. W., while his wife belongs to the circle.  He has always taken the interest in politics that becomes a good citizen and has held various offices.  The Big Bend country with its boundless resources has strongly appealed to Mr. Mahrt and after carefully considering and investigating thoroughly, he has come to the conclusion that it is one of the finest places in the country to make a home.  When he landed here, he had but very little capital but his industry and thrift have given him a good holding and he has done a great deal to build up and develop the country.