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Jeremiah Hartenbower
Birth: Mar. 16, 1800
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Feb. 19, 1876
Putnam County
Illinois, USA

Jeremiah (Hartenbauer) was born in Kirchheim, county of Besighem, Germany. He came to America in 1819 via Amsterdam, arriving in the Port of Philadelphia. His passage to America was paid by John Grant of Carmi, Illinois in exchange for four years service. Jeremiah was a tailor by trade in Germany but spent most of his life in America farming.

He traveled to Kentucky where he married Mariah Smith. Jeremiah and Mariah had eleven children and lived in Kentucky for about 12 years before they emigrated to Hennepin, Putnam, Illinois.

Jeremiah was a successful farmer and businessman. There is record of a U.S. Land grant dated April 5, 1937 wherein he purchased 40 acres.

Jeremiah was a member of the Masonic lodge, as well as a member of the Odd Fellows fraternity.

He and his wife, Mariah, were founding members of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church.

He died in Hennepin, Illinois and is buried in Riverside Cemetery.

Jeremiah is my gr-gr-grandfather.

Taken From the Henry Republican
March 24 and March 2, 1876

Died At Hennepin, Feb. 20, of kidney complaint, Jeremiah Hartenbower, aged 75 years.

March 2

The following obituary paragraph accompanies the announcement of the death of Mr. Jeremiah Hartenbower in the Record of last week.

"Mr. Hartenbower was born in Germany, about 30 miles from the city of Stuttgart, on the 6th day of March, 1800. Emigrated to America in 1819, and settled in Winchester, Kentucky, where he married. He resided in Kentucky about 12 years, and emigrated to this county in the year 1831, and settled near Magnolia, where he worked at his trade, that of tailoring, for a few years, when he moved to a farm in this township. He moved to Hennepin some 10 or 12 years ago, where he has since resided up to the time of his death. Mr. Hartenbower was one of the oldest residents of the county, and was generally known by the inhabitants, and generally loved and respected by all."

March 24,1876 - Hennepin

Jerry Hartenbower Sr., who has been sick for the past four weeks, died on last Saturday at 5 a.m. He was nearly 76 years of age. Came to this county in 1831, was buried on Sunday by the Masonic fraternity of which he was an old and honored member. The Odd Fellows by invitation marched in procession. It was one of largest funerals ever witnessed in this place. The services were held in the Congregational church and conducted by Reverend Thompson of Bureau county

Transcribed by Nancy Piper. 
Family links: 
  John H Hartenbower (1828 - 1903)*
  Andrew Hartenbower (1832 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Putnam County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jun 16, 2007
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Jeremiah worked for my 5th great-grandfather, John Grant, of Carmi!
- Richard Anderson
 Added: Aug. 27, 2008

- Brian
 Added: Aug. 18, 2007

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