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From Mary L. H. Heard:Excerpt from Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, Volume XXVII, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York 1950.Edward Francis Hartman, son of William and Anna Mary (Winters) Hartman, was born at Patterson Mills, Armstrong Co., Pa. on March 13, 1843.When he was about 7 years old, the family moved to Donegal Twp., Butler Co., where he attended public school, working on the farm as well.In 1862 he went to Walnut Bend on the alegheny River, where oil had been discovered and the business was being developed.Thus began his connection with the industry in which his name was thereafter prominently connected for many years.He later worked in the oil fields of Clarion, Armstrong and Butler COunties, and in 1888 he became interested in the firm of the Hartman Oil Company, then composed of Joseph Hartman (his brother) and Joseph Hartman, Jr. (his nephew).He continued with this company until his retirement from the oil business in 1905.He married (first) Mary Horty, who came from County Galway, Ireland when seven years of age.He married (second) Josephine Green, of Coylesville Jan 8, 1895, daughter of John and Susanna Dogan.
The following information is from a hand-written memorandum of Edward F. Hartman and filed in his bible:Great Grandparents, Hartmans, sailed from Holland for America some time near 1750.They were a long while on the sea.During the voyage twins were born to them, Philip, and I think his brother was called Michael.Philip was my grandfather.Great Grandfather died in confinement and was buried in the Atlantic Ocean.
After arriving in this country, which place of landing, I believe, was Philadelphia, Great Grandfather, not having any relatives in this country, had to give the children to strangers to bring up.Garndfather was given to a Catholic family and, I believe his brother to a Lutheran family.
After growing up, Grandfather enlisted and was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.He served under Captain Ogle.After the war was over he settled on a piece of land in North Oakland Township, Butler County, Pa.It was formerly called Donegal but some time ago it was divided.The place is now known as the Angert Farm.There are two Catholic churches located on the farm, a German and an English.
Grandfather and Grandmother and a boy named John are buried on the farm.My father, William, was born there on the 4th day of July 1796 and all the balance of the family was born there.They were named: John, who died young; James who died at the time of the cholera epidemic in Pittsburg, I think in 1853; Sarah, who was married to Richard Connell who lived in Pittsburg; Catherine, who married James Cochran who also lived in Pittsburg; Mary, who married Edward Bohlen who lived in Freeport, Pa.; Elizabeth, who married James Quigley who lived in Pittsburg.I do not know what Grandmother's name was before she married Grandfather.There was another girl in Grandfather's family that I forgot to mention.Her name was Margaret.She married James Bell.They lived in Bakerstown.She joined the church that her husban belonged to, which I believe was the Methodist.She was Fred Martin's grandmother.
On my mother's side of the house, Grandfather and Grandmother left the city of Cologne, Germany, I believe about 1793 for America.Their name was Winters, Jacob and Marie.My mother, Marie, was very young at the time.They settled near Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa.They also had another daughter besides my mother, named Elizabeth who married John McCullough, and a son named Adam.Grandmother did not live very many years.He is buried in Greensburg.Some time after his death Grandmother married Adam Stoup.They had two children: Vendal, who married Catherine Houton and Catherine who married Samuel Wilson, whose last residence was Franklin, Venango County, Pa.