George F Hartman

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GEORGE F. HARTMAN, of Bethel township, Armstrong county, is one of the successful farmers of his neighborhood, and by his industrious and honorable life has won good standing among his fellow citizens there. He was born Feb. 15, 1856, in Manor township, this county, son of David A. and Susanna (Roley) Hartman, of that township, who had a family of four children, three sons and one daughter, namely: George F., Albert, Levy, and Lucinda (who was drowned when a girl). For his second wife David A. Hartman married Mrs. Susanna Armour, by whom he had two sons and three daughters. By occupation he was a miller and farmer.

George F. Hartman grew to manhood in Manor township and there received his education in the public schools. He learned to make grain cradles, and followed that work for several years. For many years past he has followed farming and carpentering, and he is well known in Bethel township, where he has a nice property under good cultivation. He is a hard worker, and is deservedly prosperous, and he and his family are highly respected by all who know them. On Feb. 17, 1876, Mr. Hartman married Sarah Boyd, of Bethel township, who was born Sept. 28, 1854, and to their union have been born the following children: Harry E., born Jan. 1, 1877, married Lizzie Householder and lives in Ford City, Armstrong county; Della Bertha, born Dec. 2, 1879, is the widow of Samuel Glenn and lives in Kittanning with her three children; Edward married Effie Goldinger and has a family (he is employed by the Logansport Distillery Company); Minnie F., born Feb. 18, 1882, is unmarried; Mary Myrtle, born Sept. 24, 1883, is the wife of Philip Bortz and has three children (they live at Darts Run); Rev. George Walter, born Oct. 3, 1888, is a graduate of the theological seminary at Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland county; Shields F., born Feb. 7, 1892; Mabel V., born Dec. 19, 1895, and Homer F., born Feb. 26, 1900, are at home; three died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Hartman attend the Homewood Baptist Church, of which they are members.

Samuel Boyd, Mrs. Hartman´┐Żs father, was born in North Buffalo township, Armstrong county, son of Robert and Sarah (Beale) Boyd, who were natives of Westmoreland county, Pa. He married Delilah Claypool, daughter of James Claypool, of North Buffalo township, who was a native of North Buffalo township, where he lived and died; his wife was Sarah White. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Boyd lived in Bethel township.

Source: Page 773 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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