Biographical Sketch of
John F. Hackman
History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by William Henry Perrin
Published by O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882.
Reprinted in 1968 in its in entirety as part of the
Sesquicentennial History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by Virgil M. Dowdall
JOHN F. HACKMAN, farmer; P.O., Arenzville; is a native of Hanover, German; born July 10, 1817; son of Aberhardt and Mary E. (Struve) Hackman; also natives of Hanover, Germany; he, a farmer, born in 1778, died in August, 1835; she, born in 1792, died in 1861; they had a family of five children. John F. attended school eight years in Germany, and came to this county (then Morgan County) July 21, 1835, where he has since been engaged in farming. In this precinct, June 24, 1841, he married Wilhelmina A. Myers; born in Hanover, Germany, in August, 1832; daughter of Gehrhardt H. and Elizabeth Myers, and from this union eleven children have been born: Eliza (deceased), Maria (deceased), John (deceased), Wilhelmina, Herman W., Sophia, Matilda, Edward, Sarah, Emma (deceased), and Henry. Mr. Hackman is a Republican, and a member of the M. E. Church.
(page 318-9, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)