Hartman, Charles 1833 - 1903
HARTMAN, SCHMIDT, HERNING, LEAF
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 10/19/2016 at 13:25:35
Elkader Register, Thur., 3 Dec. 1903.
About 10 o'clock Sunday evening, Nov. 29th, 1903, Charles Hartman passed away at his residence in this place. He had been a sufferer for several months. He was born in Prussia, Germany, in (looks like 1833 or 1835), and came to St. Louis, Mo., in 1837. He was one among those patriotic Germans in St. Louis who saved that city for the government in the Civil War. He enlisted May 1st, 1861, in Co. H, 4th Mo. infantry, serving until August 24, 1863. He came to Clayton county in 1869. On Sept. 19th, 18_9, he was united in marriage with Caroline Schmidt in Cox Creek twp. They resided at Motor several years and about 1881 came to Elkader where they have since resided.
Mr. Hartman is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Geo. Herning, of Elkader, and Mrs. Silva Leaf, of Ashland, Wis.
Deceased was a quiet citizen, a devoted husband and father and a patriotic soldier. He has passed away to join the grand army that is fast being mustered on the other side.
The funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at the Congregational church, Revs. Braun and Baxter officiating. Boardman Post G.A.R., of which Mr. Hartman was a member, conducted the service at the grave.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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