Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The
Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties,
State of Washington", published by Western Historical Publishing
HUGO F. HARTMAN is one of the
leading and wealthy citizens of Hartline. In addition to doing a
good farming business on a estate adjoining the town, Mr. Hartman conducts
a large butchering establishment and buys and sells stock. He began
business with a very limited capital and owing to his thrift and wisdom
has increased until he has now in the butchering enterprise alone a large
sum invested and is doing an extensive and thriving business.
Hugo F. Hartman was born in Wurtemberg, Germany,
on April 27, 1871, being the son of Albert and Christina (Schuele) Hartman,
natives of Germany. He received thorough instruction in the common
schools of Stuttgart. He attended the high school there and later
after coming to Spokane was under the instruction of Father Held.
He came to the United States in 1886 and was soon engaged with Drumheller
and Wilson, butchers of Spokane. Thence he went to San Francisco,
and engaged in the same vocation for a year there. We find him next
in Montana and then at Cripple Creek, where he did business for four years.
After this, Mr. Hartman returned to Coeur d' Alene and in 1891 he was again
in Spokane. There he was with Dumke. Immediately subsequent
to that, Mr. Hartman went into business relations for himself and opened
the Montana Meat Market, at Spokane, which he conducted until 1896, then
removed to Hartline where he has remained until the present time.
During three years of this time, Mr. Hartman did business in Davenport,
Washington. He has a fine farm adjoining Hartline and a large band
of cattle and horses. Mr. Hartman has one brother, Julius, at Spokane,
and one sister, Ana, residing at his birthplace in Germany.
At Spokane, in 1893, Mr. Hartman married Miss
Emma, daughter of August and Earnestine Delzer, natives of Germany.
Mrs. Hartman was born in Forest Junction, Calumet county, Wisconsin, on
October 13, 1872. She has four sisters; Mrs. Frederick Cusse, Mrs.
Fred Wilson, both living in Spokane; Mrs. Lizzie Muller, of Washington,
Wisconsin; Mrs. Minnie Eiler, of Depere, Wisconsin; and one brother, William
Delzer, of Forest Junction, Wisconsin. To Mr. and Mrs. Hartman one
child has been born, Oscar A., in Spokane, on July 13, 1894. Mr.
Hartman is a member of the I. O. O. F., the W. W., the Maccabees, and and
the M. W. A.