Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897


[p. 578] treasurer of the Neshannock Sheet & Tin Plate Co., and also of the Norway Iron & Steel Co. of New Castle, Pa., was born in Pittsburgh April 20, 1839, and is a son of Henry Hartman and a grandson of Jacob Hartman. His grandfather, Jacob Hartman, came to the United States in 1802, and settled in Pittsburgh, where he and his wife Anna Maria (Martin) died at about the age of seventy-five years.

Henry Hartman was born in France December 14, 1799, in the village of Quigney, which is most delightfully situated on the River Doubs, twelve miles from Besancon. At about the age of three he came to this country with his parents, and upon becoming of age embarked in the foundry business in Pittsburgh. He was associated with Mr. Stackhouse under the firm name of Stackhouse & Hartman, and was engaged in that business at the time of his decease. Their works turned out the machinery for one of the large mills in New Castle. His death took place in 1850. He married Magdalene Friesel in 1825. She was the daughter of Matthias and Ann Maria Friesal of Dauphin Co., Pa., who came to Pittsburgh in 1809. She died in Pittsburgh in 1885 at the ripe old age of 85 years. Their children were named as follows: Jacob, deceased; Henry, now in Philadelphia; John, a resident of Allegheny; Samuel, also a resident of that city; George W., our subject; Margaret; Mary M.; and Sarah E.

Our subject was educated in the public schools of Pittsburgh and in Duff's Commercial College of that city. In September, 1861, he enlisted in Co. B, 77th Reg. Pa. Vol. Inf., which was attached to the Army of the Cumberland; he was mustered out in November, 1864. After returning home he engaged with Reis, Brown & Berger as bookkeeper of the Shenango Iron Works of New Castle, and remained with that company for thirteen years. In 1885 he entered the employ of Geo. W. Johnson of the Arethusa Iron Works, which concern has now been succeeded by the Neshannock Sheet & Tin Plate Co. He is a stockholder in and treasurer of this company, and of the Norway Iron & Steel Co. For thirty-three years he has been connected with the iron business.

Mr. Hartman was married in 1870 to Asenath McConnell, daughter of Capt. Thomas McConnell of Lawrence County, and they have had four children, whose names in order of birth are: Malcolm M.; Magdalene J.; Arethusa; and Thomas H. Malcolm died August 23, 1896, aged 25. Mr. Hartman is a Republican in politics. He is an elder in the First United Presbyterian Church of New Castle, and his family are all members of that congregation.

Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897

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