One Township's Yesterdays Chapter XXIX
Over in the northeastern corner of the township, in early days, the Hartman family took up land. That was in the Rutland neighborhood.
LEWIS HARTMAN was born in 1834. He was married in 1861 to SARAH HAWK, whose family also settled in Union Township in early times. To
this union were born two sons and five daughters.
The death of LEWIS HARTMAN occurred December 11, 1904. He passed away near Rutland at the age of seventy years.
Emma Estella, the oldest daughter,
the wife of SOLOMON CAVENDER, preceded her father into the spirit world by four hours.
Lucy J. died in infancy.
The HARTMAN family was affiliated with the Reformed Church. In the 'seventies, LEWIS HARTMAN's lands were located northeast of Lake
Maxinkuckee, where he had eighty acres near the Bucklew Cemetery.