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Henry F. Hartman


Henry F. Hartman was born in Germany and educated in the University of Berlin. After coming to this country, he studied for a short time at Mercersburg. He served a charge in Crawford County, Pa., for some years, and married Miss Lizzie Kern, from Saegertown, and they had on child, a son, who became an Episcopal clergyman. Rev. Mr. Hartman took the pastorate of several congregations in Mercer Co., Pa., on Nov. 1st, 1856, and bought a farm and lived on it where the village of Shenango afterwards grew up. He was very successful in the ministry and organized the congregations in Greenville and New Hamburg. He was pastor of the Shenango charge for ten years and then entered the Episcopal church and served a congregation in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. At length he returned to Germany and for a time held an important office under the government. He was popular among his people and the churches were strengthened under his pastorate. 

The History of the Pittsburgh Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States: prepared in commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary, by David B. Lady, 1920, pages 178-179. 


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