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Peter Hartman
Born 1842
PETER HARTMAN, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 34; P.O. Amber; born in Butler Co., Ohio, in 1842; came to Jones Co. in 1852; owns eighty acres in Sec. 34 and forty acres in Sec. 35; is also in the grain business with William H. Sanford, in Amber; was, in the late war of the rebellion, a member of Co. H, 14th I.V.I.; enlisted in the fall of 1861; discharged in the fall of 1864; held the office of Corporal; was in the battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, and in the Red River expedition under Gen. Banks, and in some smaller engagements during the service; was taken prisoner at Shiloh by Gen. Beauregard, and held about two months; there were 3,000 men captured at the same time he was taken; was, some of the time, at Macon. Wife's maiden name was Brown, a native of New York; they were married January 1, 1865; have seven children—Louis P., Edward F., Dora E., Thomas E., Joshua A., Maggie F. and Eleanor. Mr. Hartman is a Republican.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 625.


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