Biography - L Hartsock

L. M. HARTSOCK, miller, Nokomis, born near Johnsville, Frederick Co., Md., November 9, 1841, son of Nicholas and Sarah HARTSOCK, he, a stone and brick mason, died when our subject was thirteen years old; she died when subject was but four years old; they had two children - L. M. and Maggie E. Subject was raised among strangers, and received a common-school education; at the age of eighteen, he began learning the miller's trade at Little Pipe Creek, near Middleburg, Md., and has followed his trade ever since. At Waterloo, Ill., January 9, 1969, he married Frances A. Cooley, a native of Indiana, born September 6, 1844, her father, Lorin COOLEY, dying when she was quite young; her mother, Mary BOWERS, is now Mrs. J. D. JONES. Mr. HARTSOCK has a family of four - Maggie E., Arthur L., Robert L. and Ethel. In 1873, subject went in partnership with Thomas G. HOBSON in the milling business, owning a half interest in the Nokomis large mill, a description of which is given in Mr. HOBSON's biography, published in this book. Subject is a Republican, a Freemason, and a member of the Knights of Honor. Mr. HARTSOCK is a fine example of American pluck; starting out in life without a cent, he has, by patience, perseverance and indomitable will, made a name for himself which the ravages of time cannot efface.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 320.

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