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Henry Harlan Zortman
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1869
Clay County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 1, 1947
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA

Son of George and Pheba Ann Zortman, Harlan (he was called by his middle name) was one of the youngest of their children. Most of the children traveled via covered wagon from Indiana to Iowa in 1889, bringing their elderly parents with them. As the older ones married and moved out, the two youngest sons, Jim and Harl, stayed with their parents to farm. When Jim married Della Garrett, she eventually brought her sister, Mary Garrett, to stay after Mary graduated and left her foster home with the Zaugg family. Mary soon married Harl, the other brother.

Harlan has been remembered as a jolly fellow. He loved his sons above all else, George and Granvil Zortman. My grandma, Lela, remembered that he would read "Old Mother West Wind" stories to her out of the newspaper. My mother, Janis Cutler Alexander, recalled that after he had his stroke, he would have her help him grind corn. He continued to try to work his weak arm. Harl was several years older than Mary. 
Family links: 
  George W Zortman (1826 - 1900)
  Pheba Ann Hughes Zortman (1832 - 1895)
  Mary Ellen Garrett Zortman (1884 - 1964)
  Lela L. Zortman Cutler (1910 - 2001)*
  William Zortman (1858 - 1933)*
  Henry Harlan Zortman (1869 - 1947)
*Calculated relationship
Harrison Cemetery
Monona County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: katalex23
Originally Created by: Duane Edward Cuthrell
Record added: Jul 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28218155
Henry Harlan Zortman
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Your gift of reading stories to your children has come down through the generations. Your daughter, Lela, read to her grandchildren the same stories.
- katalex23
 Added: May. 25, 2012

- Duane Edward Cuthrell
 Added: May. 16, 2011

- katalex23
 Added: May. 16, 2011

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