Biography of C. H. Hartmann
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C. H. Hartmann, who for the past thirty eight years has operated the same farm in Washington township, Iowa county, was born on the 9th of January, 1865, at Lancaster, New York, a son of Christian H. and Katharine (Auderer) Hartmann, both natives of Germany. The father was born at Abstadt, Wurtemberg, Germany, on the 4th of February, 1832, and in the fall of 1856, when twenty four years of age, came to America, locating first at Buffalo, New York, where he resided for twelve years, removing thence to Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Two years later he located in Washington township, this county, where he resided during the remainder of his life, or for thirty five years. In 1896 he made a trip to Germany and spent the summer months in his native land. He passed away on the 7th of November, 1905, at the age of seventy three years, nine months and three days, and his long and useful life had gained him the full confidence and the high esteem of those who knew him. He died as he had lived, in the faith of the Lutheran church, and was laid to rest in the Bishop cemetery. He was first married in 1857, Miss Katharine Auderer becoming his wife, and they had nine children. At the time of his demise there were thirty two grandchildren. The wife and mother died in 1875 and in 1877 Mr. Hartmann married Mrs. Theresa Weisser, the widow of John G. Weisser. She, too, has now passed to her reward.

C. H. Hartmann of this review was reared upon a farm in Washington township and early became familiar with all phases of agricultural work, so that when, as a young man, he started out as a farmer upon his own account he met with immediate success. He owns and operates a fine tract of land comprising one hundred and seventy five acres and has resided upon that place for thirty eight years. During that time he has not only gained a gratifying measure of material prosperity for himself, but has also contributed to the agricultural development of his locality and is justly considered an able and progressive farmer.

Mr. Hartmann was married on the t3th of October, 1892, to Miss Rosa Weisser, of Washington township, a daughter of John G. and Theresa Weisser. Her father was a native of Oberstfelt, Wurtemberg, Germany, and her mother of Englesweis, Baden, Germany, born October 7, 1830. It was in the summer of 1852 that she came to America and settled in Buffalo, New York. In the fall of that year she united with the German Evangelical church and two years later was married to Mr. Weisser, who was also a member of that church. For twenty one years he ran a bakery and restaurant in Lancaster, New York. They became the parents of seven children, those surviving being: John G., of Dedham, Iowa; Christian M., of Sioux City; Matt, of Martell, South Dakota; Mrs. Anna Cordary, of Des Moines; and Mrs. Rosa Hartmann, the wife of our subject. In 1875 Mr. Weisser passed away and two years later his widow removed with her family to Marengo, where in that same year she married Christian Hartmann, the father of our subject. She continued to reside in Washington township the remainder of her life and her last days were spent at the home of our subject. She was a sincere Christian and the influence of her godly life had much to do in forming the characters of her children and grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Hartmann have become the parents of four children: Paul, who was born on the 17th of June, 1894, and is farming; Theresa, whose Firth occurred on the 15th of October, 1896; Frank, born January 5, 1900; and Lenora, whose natal day was the t6th of August, 1902. The parents are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church and Mr. Hartmann gives his political allegiance to the democratic party. He is not only a successful farmer but is also a public spirited citizen, and in all relations of life his conduct measures up to high standards.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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