I have a photo of a Casper R. Hartman on the front of a program/dance card. It is for the Fourth Annual Ball of the Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Association for November 19, 1899. The picture is of a man who I believe is the second son of William P. Hartman and Sarah Ramsey. The picture is of a man who appears to be in his late 50's or in his 60's. In the lower right-hand corner of the picture appears the name Reistle, who may have been the photographer. (The picture may be seen at the Hartman family forum at rootsweb.)
I haven't been able to find descendants of Casper R. My husband's line is through one of his younger brothers, Lorenzo Dow Hartman. Other siblings include Thomas, James, Marvin, unknown female, Pierce,(died as infant) Lewis W. and Sarah C. I know that Lewis W. married a Mary Elizabeth Rhodes and that Sarah C. married a Foote.
I don't know where this was taken, or where Casper R. was from, but he might have been from Vandalia, Fayette Cty. IL. There are also Hartman family members in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Ohio, and orginated in PA.
The inside of the first page lists the Committee of Arrangement:
1st Asst. Chief A. L. Barker, Chairman
Henry Klefus, Sec'y.
Wm. A. Knox, Treas.
Lohmann's orchestra is listed on the second page under the 16 dances.
On the back page it lists the other committees for this ball:
Chief C. R. Hartman, Chairman, Chief W. E. Roberts, Ex-Chief Geo. Duggan
Ex-Chief T.S. Clayton, Ex-Chief Phil Trounstine, Asst. Chief T. F. Owen
Asst. Chief J. Dulmage, Hon. Daniel Sayer, Hon. R. W. Speer, Hon. Chas. Burpee, Hon Frank Bishop, Geo. T. Roberts, Chas. T. Linton, Wm. Knox
Henry Klefus, A. L. Barker, C. C. Collier, C. W. Thurlow, Cad E. Hager
R. H. Ramsey, John E. Force, Theo. G. Smith
Second Asst. Chief Tom Higgins, Chairman, Frank Bishop, William Crowley
Chas. Eyeman, Theo. Smith, J. M. Gilchrist, John P. O'Leary, P. J. Daley
Jos. E. Troy, A. B. Butler, S. R. Whitaker, J. W. Molsbey, Lenard Cutshaw, H. M. Sarwash
I. N. Campbell, Chairman, Geo. Bohm, Wm. E. Edon, Jacob Gundecker, J. R. Holland, Martin Casey, John Foley, L. L. Reese.
Does anyone have any connection to this Casper R. Hartman or any of his siblings?
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