Sidney Adams (December 10, 1831 - ) settled in Marquette in 1851. He is buried in Park Cemetery. 

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Biographical sketch from "History of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan: containing a full account of its early settlement, its growth, development, and resources, an extended description of its iron and copper mines: also, accurate sketches of its counties, cities, towns, and villages ... biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers." Chicago : Western Historical Co., 1883. Pages 427-436.

SIDNEY ADAMS, was born in Herkimer County, N. Y., December 10, 1831. His parents were early settlers of Michigan, and he came here in infancy and was educated in this State. When nineteen years of age, he came to Lake Superior, and arrived at Marquette, then known as Carp River, on the steamer Manhattan, May 18, 1851. He started for Copper Harbor, but was persuaded to stop here. Soon after coming, he engaged in taking small contracts and then larger ones. In 1854, he started a small store, and during that fall, P. M. Everett bought an interest in the business, and the firm of Everett & Adams continued until the fall of 1857, doing a mercantile, shipping and commission business. In 1857, he became greatly interested in farming and clearing land, and did more of that business, for a few years, than perhaps all others in this county combined. He engaged in buying and selling real estate and improving it, and furnishing wood on contract to the railroad companies; for ten years was engaged in the lumber business. He was largely engaged in building; assisted in building the Government breakwater, finishing his last contract on that in 1873. In 1851, he climbed the high rock of the group known as Ripley's Rocks, being the first white man on this formation, where he found in the hollow on top of the rock, a grave containing the skeleton of an Indian chief, together with his gun, war club, ladle and birch bark bag of hieroglyphics. Mr. Adams still has, among other valuable curiosities, the gun barrel he found. The bag of hieroglyphics was unfortunately destroyed. Mr. Adams was united in marriage, July 6, 1859, to Miss Harriet R. Adams, a native of Illinois. They have one daughter, Bertha J. As a citizen. he has taken a most important part in building up the city; and even now regards any movement, undertaken to foster the agricultural industries with the greatest consideration.