John W. Hartman is one of the highly esteemed citizens of Oostburg, Wisconsin, where he is successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was born in Wilson township, May 18, 1864. In the review of Henry W. Hartman, which appears on another page of this work, may be found the family record.
John Hartman was reared in his parents' home and educated in the district schools of Wilson township. He engaged in work on the home farm until the time of his father's death and for the following five years in company with his brothers, he remained at the old homestead, engaged in the cultivation of the farm. At the end of that time the estate was divided between the three sons, the share of each being a farm of eighty acres. After receiving his allotment of the old homestead, John Hartman built a residence and all the necessary farm buildings upon his eighty acres and there established his home where he continued to reside until 1904 at which time he sold sixty-five acres which included the building improvements he had made and moved to Oostburg.
He later purchased thirteen acres of ground in the village of Oostburg upon which he erected a comfortable residence in which he still resides. He has since purchased more land and owns at present twenty-nine acres, in the cultivation of which he is engaged. In addition to his farming interests he has also a well established and profitable teaming business.
Mr. Hartman was united in marriage on November 28, 1894, to Miss Cena Klompenhower, a daughter of Gerrit and Johana (Westervelt) Klompenhower, both of whom were natives of Dinsborlogh, Holland, and emigrated to America in March, 1881, settling in Holland township, Wisconsin. Afterward they removed to the village of Oostburg where they now reside. To Mr. and Mrs. Hartman five children were born, two of whom are deceased. Those living are as follows: Alice, William and Anna, aged respectively sixteen, eleven and four and one half years.
Mr.Hartman is known among his associates as a man of integrity in all his business transactions and an enterprising, peace-loving citizen of the county in which he resides.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL