CHARLES W. HARTLINE, farmer, P. O. Pongola, is a native of Rowan County, N. C., born August 27, 1833, a son of Henry and Sophia (Kesler) Hartline, both natives of same county. The father was a blacksmith and farmer, and he died when subject was about twelve years old. The mother died in 1881, aged seventy-three years. The parents were blessed with seven children, three living — Alexander, Mary and Charles W. The latter received his early education in the subscription schools of Union County, his parents having removed when he was about six years old. He afterward went a little in Pulaski County. He started in life as a farmer, and farming has since been his occupation. He has now 192 acres, which are given to general farming. He was first married in 1862, to Mary Ann Meyers, a daughter of John Meyers. By her he had one child — John, born September 4, 1864. Mrs. Hartline died in November, 1864. He was married a second time April 7, 1867, to Susan Casper, born January 1, 1835, a daughter of Jacob and Eliza (Mowery) Casper. By her he has four children, three living— Minerva E., born March 29, 1869; Amy I., born January 14, 1870, and Martha A., born August 16, 1874. Subject and wife are members of German Reform Church. In politics, he is a Democrat.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 320.