|Birth: ||May 9, 1835|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 1915, USA|
This was an obituary for Valentine Hartmann in the New Prague Times for May 6, 1915 page 4 col 1.
Thursday, April 29, the Grim Reaper again entered the Hartmann home and the grandfather, Valentine Sr.. nearly 80 years of age, answered the last call. It was but five days previous , that Grandmother Hartmann died. Valentine Hartmann Sr was born August 30, 1836, in Durnstadt, Hessen and grew to manhood in the old Fatherland. In the early 50's of the last century, he left the old courtry with his parents Adam and Gertrude Hartmann, to seek home under the Star Spangled Banner. The parents settled near Marystown, Scott Co.. Valentine, however, found a suitable homestead 1 1/2 miles morth of Benedict. Here he woed and won Rosalia Dellinger, who became his wife. Sept 4, 1858. The wedding took place at Shakopee, where the visiting missionary, the late Rev Benedict O.H.B. blessed their union. The young couple wnet to housekeeping on the farm of the groom, and here in the wilderness of Scott Co. they wrestled a sustenance for themselves and their growing family from the productive soil. The hardships and toil borne by the deceased in their prime of life, can be judged by those only who have know the trials and privations of a pioneer life.
Unceasing toil, strict economy, unwavering courage and an unfailing trust in heaven, are traits without which no pioneer can succeed. These characteristics caused the late Mr Hartmann to rise from poverty to comparitive wealth. Later when some of the children with whom their union was blessed, had grown to manhood and womanhood, the parents sold their homestead to their eldest son, Anthony, and removed to the farm they had bought in the immediate vicinity of the Benedict Church. Here they toiled, until their son, Valentine, bought the place twenty years ago. The old folks now made their home with Valentine, Jr. and rested from their toil. In 1908 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
The aged couple could have spent the remaining days of their earthly career in peace and contentment, had not the deceased Mrs Hartmann been stricken with an incurable disease some five years ago, which demanded constant attention. The late Mr Hartmann, true to the promise given at the altar more than fifty years ago, stayed at his wife's side tending and carrying (typist note; that's the word) until he was taken sick about six weeks ago.
Eight children, sixty grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren and two brothers Philip, Minneapolis and Anton, of New Market, mourn the death of Mr Hartmann.
Saturday, May 1st, Rev Hildebrand, O F M sang a requiem Mass for the repose of the deceased's soul, after which a large gathering of relatives and friends escorted the corpse to its last resting place in the local cemetery. Here by the side of her, with whom he had shared life's joys and sorrows for 57 years, he sleeps "under the sod and the dwe, awaiting the judgement day."
Rosalia Dealinger Hartmann (1835 - 1915)
Rosalia Hartmann Seifert (1858 - 1932)*
Antonius Hartmann (1861 - 1944)*
Louisa Hartmann Wermerskirchen (1862 - 1937)*
Valentine Math Hartman (1865 - 1932)*
Mary Katherine Hartmann Wermerskirchen (1867 - 1952)*
Saint Benedict Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Ellen Sorenson
Record added: Jun 27, 2011
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