Frank L. Harmon

Frank L. Harmon is engaged in farming on a tract of two hundred and twenty acres in Lyndon township, which has been in possession of the Harmon family for more than six decades. He was here born April 27, 1861, a son of Norman C. and Clara D. (Doane) Harmon, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this volume.

The subject of this review was reared on the farm which is yet his home, assisting his father in the work of the fields during the spring and summer months, while in the winter seasons his time was given to the acquirement of an education in the district schools near his home. When he attained his majority he began an independent venture by renting the homestead farm. Eventually, in 1901, when he had acquired a sum of money sufficient to become the owner of property, he purchased the old home farm, comprising two hundred and twenty acres, lying in Lyndon township. This is improved with substantial farm buildings and Mr. Harmon gives the major portion of his time to dairy farming, in which he is meeting with a very gratifying success.

For this purpose he keeps Holstein stock, raising his own cattle. On the 24th of December, 1885, Mr. Harmon was united in marriage to Miss Georgiana Cleveland, a daughter of William A. and Eliza E. (Peck) Cleveland, the former a native of Canada, and the latter of New York. In early life Mr. Cleveland removed from Canada to Genesee county, New York, and in 1847 made his way westward to Wisconsin, settling on a farm in Lyndon township, Sheboygan county, where his remaining days were spent, with the exception of the period during which he served in the Civil war, as a member of Company I, Twenty-third Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He served throughout the period of hostilities, when he returned to his home in Wisconsinand there once more took up the pursuits of private life.

Unto Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland were born five children, as follows: George, who served as a drummer in Company I, First Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and died of smallpox while at the front; Frank W., who made his home in Lyndon township, but is now deceased; Dewitt C., who made his home in Fond du Lac county, but is also now deceased ; Jennie V ., the wife of Emmett E. Knott, of Los Angeles, California; and Georgiana, now Mrs. Harmon.

The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Hannon has been blessed with one daughter and two sons. The former, Mermel, is the wife of Paul Buelke, of Lyndon township, by whom she has a daughter, Alice Kathryn, while the sons, Harold K. and Emmett, are both at home.

The family attend the Baptist church, and Mr. Hannon gives his political support to the Republican party. Having spent his entire life in Lyndon township, he is widely known and his labors have been an active factor in the work of public progress and the various improvements that have been carried on from year to year.


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