Biography - U Hartwick

U. H. HARTWICK, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Raymond, was born in Jersey County, Ill., November 2, 1845, to James and Eliza (SKILLMAN) HARTWICK. He remained with his parents until twenty-one years of age, receiving such an education as the common schools afforded, and assisting in tilling the soil of his father's farm. At the age of eighteen, he enlisted in the Federal army, in Company D, Ninth Illinois Cavalry, with Capt. Pat KELLEY, under the command of Col. HARPER, and remained in the service twelve months. At the age of twenty-one, he left home, and embarked on his career in life as a farmer, in Greene County, where he remained for a period of four years. In 1872, he removed to his present residence, where he has since remained, engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was married, in Jersey County, In February, 1868, to Miss Mary E. GRIMES, who was born in Jersey County, in May, 1848 (see history of E. GRIMES); she has borne him six children, four of whom are living, viz.: James F., William Henry, Belle and Frederick. Politically, Mr. HARTWICK is identified with the Democratic party; is an active member of the order of A., F. & A. M. at Raymond. His father was born in New Jersey in 1811; is a farmer by occupation, and resides in Macoupin County; his mother was also born in New Jersey, in 1810, and is still living. They are the parents of seven children, of whom our subject is the fourth child. He is the owner of one of the finest horses in Montgomery County, called Independence, Jr., and is of St. Lawrence and Eagle stock; Mr. HARTWICK is also a breeder of Short-Horn stock.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 223-224.

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