Hartman, Lewis, Callensburg p. o., Rimersburg, was born in Toby Township on March 11, 1841, and was a son of William and Susan (Fulmer) Hartman, who were born and married in Berks County, and settled in Toby Township in 1841, coming there from Columbia County. William died in March, 1840, at the age of forty-two years. They had a family of ten children, seven of whom are now living, six sons and one daughter.
Two sons enlisted and served in the late war. Lewis enlisted and served in Company H 155th Regiment in 1862 and served to the close of the war under Colonel Allen. He was wounded and now carries the ball in his body. He now receives a pension. William enlisted in the same company and regiment and served to the close of the war. The company consisted of eighty-eight men, and at the close of the war only thirty-eight returned, fifty being sacrificed.
The surviving sons are Harrison, Josiah, William, Lewis, Jackson, Aaron, and one brother Elisha died in 1882 leaving a widow and four children. Lewis married Ellen Humphrey in 1871. They have had five childrenó David H., Charles F., Rolland C., and May E. and Mabel J. (twins).
Lewis Hartman was formerly a carpenter and a millwright, and settled on his farm in this Township in 1870
Clarion Democrat June 2, 1904
Lewis Hartman died at his home in Toby township on Friday, May 27th, 1904, of paralysis, aged 63 years. He was married to Miss Ella Humphrey in 1871, and they became the parents offive children, of whom two are dead. The three surviving are David H, Roland C., and Mabel J. Hartman. The last two make their home with their parent.
Mr. Hartman was a faithful member of the Reformed church the past 41 years. He was a man of remarkably just and upright character. He was not a great talker but was always a hearer and a doer of the right. Reserved in disposition, yet he was possessed of an extraordinarily kind heart, and this manifested itself not so much in what he said but in what he did. He was a friend to all his neighbors, a citizen who loved his country and the good of the people, a man who honored justice, truth and right, a husband and father who was devoted to his family, and a man who eschewed evil.
The funeral services were held in Grace Reformed church, Curllsville, Pa., Sabbath afternoon, Mary 29th, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Waugaman, assisted by a former pastor, Rev. J.E. Evans, the interment taking place immediately after in the Lutheran cemetery, Churchville
After the church services were over, the Post to which he belonged, viz., Post No 386, G.A.R, Sligo, Pa., took charge and performed the last sad rites to his memory as prescribed by the ritual.
The pallbearers were comrades W.A. Craig, 1.G. Rutherford, Nathan Stewart, John Griffith, D.R Curll and E.M. Lee, they being members of his Company, R., 155th Regt., Pa. Vols. Comrade Lewis Hartman was one of the original members who went out with the Company in August 1862, and he never lost a day from duty during his term of service.
He was present and took part in the following battles: Antietam, Md.; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville, Aldie, Va.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Rappahannock Station; Mine Run, Wilderness, Laurel Hill; Spottsylvania C.R.; North Anna; Mechanicsville Road; Bethesda Church; Cold Harbor; Petersburg; Weldon RR; Peebles Farm; Hatchers Run; Quaker Road; Dabney's Mill; Boynton Plank Road, White Oak Road; Five Forks; Sailors Creek; Appomattox-Lee's Surrender, besides a number of skirmishes too numerous to mention.