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 John Odell Harman

John Odell Harman

Death 2 Jun 1912 (aged 86)
Chariton County, Missouri, USA
Burial Bee Branch Township, Chariton County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 34007476 · View Source
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John was the first immigrant of the Chariton county Harman/Harmon family.
He was married to two women who became the mothers of his children.

Children of Margaret Prundon:
(1831 - 1873)

Maria Harman
1858 –

Alice Josephine Harman
1865 – 1951
(See link below.)

Delia M Harman
1866 – 1872
(See link below.)

Frederick Fuller Harman
1867 – 1941
(See link below.)

Frank Elec Harman
1869 – 1936
(See link below.)

General Sherman Harman
1871 – 1942
(See link below.)

Children of Paulina Bartells:
(1856 - 1928)

Louisa Lou Minnie Harmon
1872 – 1963
(See link below.)

Henry August Gus Harmon
1875 – 1940
(See link below.)

Matilda Tilda Henrietta Harmon
1879 – 1965
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Mary Sophia Harmon
1880 – 1965
(See link below.)

Family stories relate the possibility the John's real last name was Hassman while living in Prussia and / or Germany. Another alternative of Haman is described below in an 1883 Chariton Co, MO history book.


JOHN HAMAN is another of the many successful and worthy German-American farmers of Chariton county, who have become men of means and influence in their respective localities by their own exertions and personal worth. He was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, in 1827, and was the third of a family of six children, of Christian and Mary (Strobhogle) Haman, both of whom are now deceased. Of this family were two brothers and four sisters, as follows: Henneter, Frederick, Mary, John, Christiana, and Anna. John and Christiana, the latter the wife of John Luplow, came to this country in 1852, within a few months of each other, but have never met on this side of the Atlantic, although the brother has made repeated efforts to find his sister whom he saw the last time over thirty-one years ago. He still hopes to see her, however, before the shadows of death fall between them, and no greater happiness could be conferred upon him than information which would lead to her discovery. John Haman, after landing at New York, went to Buffalo of that State, where he stopped a few months and came West, settling in Chariton county, Missouri. Here he has since lived near the present village of Bynumville, and by years of industry and frugality has become one of the solid farmers of the county. He has a fine farm of over 500 acres on of the best in this part of the county.

Mr Haman has been married twice: first in 1854, to Miss Margaret Prundon. She survived her marriage nearly twenty years, dying in 1873. She bore him four [SIX] children, all of whom, however, are deceased: Alice, Frederick, Frank and Sherman. [NOT ACCURATE: They all survived into the 20th century. Maria and Delia did die before 1883.]

To his present wife, formerly Miss Paulina Bartels, he was married December 25, 1874. There are four children by this union, all living: August, Louisa, Tillie and Maria [Mary]. Mr. Haman is a member of the Lutheran church.

From History of Howard and Chariton Counties 1883 page 52-53
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  • Created by: D DeWitt
  • Added: 19 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34007476
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Odell Harman (7 Jul 1825–2 Jun 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34007476, citing Johnson Cemetery, Bee Branch Township, Chariton County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by D DeWitt (contributor 47056960) .