Joseph and Mary Hartmann, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Joseph and Mary Hartmann


Joseph and Mary Hartmann moved to a 160 acre farm in Union Township, Porter County, Indiana in 1869. To this union were born six children: John, Josephine, Louis, Mary, Christine and Frank.

In 1893 Frank married Rose Ann Reibly also of Union Township, Porter County, Indiana, and he purchased the farm from his parents and lived there until his death in 1928.

To this union were born five children: Joseph E., John H., Antionette E., Frances C., and Louis R., and all attended Union Center School.

Joseph E. married Lucy Sester of Plymouth, Indiana, and lived in Valparaiso until his death in 1952. Frances C. married Merlyn R. Wilson, also of Union Township, now living in Valparaiso. John H., Antionette E., and Louis R. lived with their mother on the farm until her death in 1941.

At the death of John H. and Antionette E. in 1957, the farm was acquired by Louis R. who lived there until 1969 when he married Dorothea P. Gerber of Michigan City, Indiana, and then moved to Valparaiso. He sold 80 acres of this farm in 1971 and remaining 80 acres was owned by him at the time of his death in 1974.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
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