Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
This gentleman, the second in a family of four children, was born in Lyons, Wayne Co., N. Y., July 6, 1822.
His father was a native of New York, and his mother of Connecticut. At the age of twenty-two he left home and spent
a number of years in traveling throughout the United States, remaining four winters in New Orleans, and finally
stopping in Brooklyn, N. Y., where he met Miss Kate F. Farmer, who became his wife on the 23d of August, 1851.
Her father was a native of New Jersey, and her mother of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Hart.man became the parents of
six children, of whom five are now living. In the fall of 1851, Mr. Hartman visited Michigan, and in 1854 located
in the township of Pipestone. In 1860 he occupied his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, which was then
covered with heavy timber, and he has since cleared one hundred and seventy acres, being now the owner of a finely
improved farm and a pleasant home. In polities he is a Republican, but not in any sense an office seeker. He was
reared a Presbyterian, but neither he nor his wife beloug to any religious body. Their four sons are living at
home, and their daughter is married, and living in the town of Sodus. The work of clearing up a farm is always
attended with extreme labor and many hardships, even though the adjoining region may be thickly settled, and Mr.
and Mrs. Hartman are, in this sense at least, true pioneers.
History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.