SAMUEL C. HARTMAN, farmer, P. O. Wetaug, is a native of Davie County, N. C., born October 22, 1834, a son of Charles and Elizabeth (Cruse) Hartman, both natives of Pennsylvania. The father was a farmer; he moved to Bond County, Ill., when Samuel was about seventeen years old, and a year later to Texas, where he remained two years. They returned to Union County, Ill., and purchased 330 acres of land, which he farmed for several years. He died at the advanced age of eighty-seven years. The mother died about 1863, aged about sixty-three years. The parents had a family of nine children, seven of whom are living — James, Alexander, Elam, George, Mary, Sammie C. and Sarah. Our subject received his early education in the subscription schools of his native county; he has always been engaged in farming. About 1868, he came to Pulaski County, and purchased 140 acres of land which is his present place. He engaged in general farming. He was first married to Elizabeth Hileman, who died about 1867. By her he had three children, two of whom are living — Sarah Ann, born February 15, 1862, and Mary Alice, born March 14, 1864. He was married a second time to Rebecca Hileman, who died January 8, 1873. June 12, 1873, he married his present wife, Mary J. Cline, born November 22, 1849, a daughter of Alfred and Catharine (File) Cline. By her he had four children, two living — John E., born July 29, 1878, and Homer O., born September 25, 1880. Mr. Hartman and wife are members of the Lutheran Church. He votes the Republican ticket.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 320.