HAMMAN, George H., farmer, residing in the village of Meredosia, Morgan County, Ill., was born in Pike County, Ohio, September 12, 1840, the son of Henry and Barbara (Keberth) Hamman, the father being a farmer. The family came to Morgan County, Ill., in 1867, and occupied a rented farm for two or three years, when George H. Hamman moved to Cass County, Ill., and farmed there four years. He then returned to Morgan County, and for thirty-one years, with his son, Edward, operated the splendid farm of the late George Graham, situated near the bluffs east of Meredosia. In 1894 Mr. Hamman moved to Kansas and three years later returned to Meredosia, where, with his wife, he now resides in a pleasant home. He has been a successful business man and is classed among the well-to-do residents of the community.
Mr. Hamman was married, in 1864, to Lena Fry, and of this union two sons and two daughters survive. The wife and mother died in October, 1885. In 1897 Mr. Hamman was married in Coffee County, Kans., to Margaret Quelch, who owns some valuable town property in Meredosia. Mr. Hamman and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Besides Edward, mentioned above, the other children are: Lizzie, wife of D. E. Curry; Mary, wife of George Butcher, and Amos, a practicing physician at Longbeach, Cal. In politics Mr. Hamman is a stanch Republican.