Biographical Sketch of
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
WILLIAM HACKMAN, farmer; P.O., Arenzville; is a native of Hanover, Germany; born Sept. 13, 1820. He attended school for seven years and a half in his native country, and also some time here. He came to to this country in June 1835, and has since resided here, engaged in farming. In this county, May 22, 1845, he married Elizabeth Meyer, a native of Germany; born March 22, 1826. They have had the following children: Louis C., Louisa, Lucinda, Matilda (deceased), and Edwin (deceased). Mr. Hackman is a member of the M. E. Church, and is a Democrat.
(page 319, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)