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Biographical Appendix


John Hartman

John Hartman, son of David H. and Etha (Black) Hartman, was born July 14, 1863, in Warren County, Iowa.  The father was a native of Ohio, and the mother of Arkansas.  The former left his native State when a mere boy, and settled in Iowa, where he remained until twenty years of age, when he decided to move to Missouri, but after reaching this state only remained a short time, when he returned to Iowa.  He frequently made trips from that State to Missouri, but only remained a short time on each occasion, and during his rambles, and after his marriage, he made one trip to California, but returned to Missouri from that State, settling in Iron County, where he has since resided. While in Missouri he met Miss Black whom he married.  She came from Arkansas to Missouri with her parents when quite a girl, and by her marriage became the mother of ten children, seven now living: John, Mary M., Vianna, Sallie, Rosa, Phillip and E.W.  Those deceased are Donnie I., William and Leona.  John Hartman, the subject of this sketch, was married April 14, 1881, to Miss Emily S. Carty, daughter of G.W. and Elizabeth Carty, old settlers of Reynolds County, in which county G.W. Carty was born and reared.  To Mr. and Mrs. Hartman was born four children, all living, and are named as follows; William D., Charles T., Ollice C., and George W.  The youngest is named after his grandfather Carty of Reynolds County.  Mr. Hartman has only lived in Belleview Valley and on his present farm, for the past three years.  He is a young man, and lives on a farm of 110 acres of land, sixty under cultivation.  He teaches school every year, having commenced teaching in Reynolds County, when only seventeen years of age, and taught five years in that county and three in Iron.  He and wife are members of the Baptist Church, and he is a member and secretary of the Farmers' Alliance.