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Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 9/11/2018 at 13:52:28

FRED W. G. HARTMAN (1898) is a Petersburg township farmer and stockraiser residing upon the southwest quarter of section 26. He was born in Bleckendorf, Germany, December 3, 1861, the son of John and Teresa (Rust) Hartman, both deceased.

The first thirty years of the life of our subject were passed in Germany, where he secured his education and where he worked in a tile factory after reaching manhood. After reaching that age Mr. Hartman decided to try his fortunes in the new world and in January, 1892, arrived in this country. He located first in the town of Renwick, Wright county, Iowa, and five months later went to Goldfield, in the same county, where for five years he lived, working in a tile factory four years and engaging in farming one year. He moved to Jackson county in March, 1898, and has since been engaged in farming in Petersburg township.

Mr. Hartman was married in Germany on the first day of the year 1884 to Miss Mary Koenig. To this union have been born the following children: Mary, born October 8, 1884; Dora, born June 6, 1886; Elesbeth, born December 1, 1887; Emma, born June 10, 1890; Hulda, born August 17, 1892; Paul, born July 6, 1894; Ida, born July 14, 1897; Martha, born February 10, 1902. The family are members of the German Lutheran church.

An Illustrated History of Jackson County, Minnesota, By Arthur P. Rose, Northern History Publishing Company, 1910, page 553.


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