WARREN HARTLE, who has been in the railway mail service for about three years, is a well known resident of Covington, Miami County, Ohio, and is the owner of 110 acres of valuable land in Newberry Township, seventy acres of which is located in Section 13, and forty acres in Section 14. He was born on this farm January 17, 1873, and is a son of Peter and Mary (Gilbert) Hartle, a grandson of Frederick Hartle, and great-grandson of John Johannes Hartle.
John Hartle, the great-grandfather, was a native of Zweibriieken, Pfaltz, Germany, and was a soldier of the Revolutionary War. He lived at Albany, New York, at the time of the war but afterward went to Hagerstown, Maryland, where he married. He later moved to Blair County, Pennsylvania, when an old man and there passed away.
Frederick Hartle, grandfather of Warren, moved from Blair County, Pennsylvania, some time after his marriage, to Miami County, Ohio, where he entered 160 acres of land, of which the forty-acre tract in Section 14, owned by our subject, formed a part. All of this quarter section continues in the family name. Frederick bought additional land and became a large landowner. He died and was buried on the old farm in Newberry Township.
Peter Hartle was born in Blair County, Pennsylvania, and was but a small boy when his parents moved to Miami County, Ohio. Here he grew to maturity and learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed many years. He enjoyed a wide reputation as a carpenter, being unexcelled as a workman, and he erected many buildings, among them being the old county house and barn at Troy. He later took up farming in Newberry Township, putting up all the buildings on the farm, even to making of the doors and sashes. He died there in 1902, at the age of seventy-eight years, after a long and useful life. His wife survived him some two years. She was in maiden life Mary Gilbert, and was born and raised in Newberry Township, a part of Covington being situated on what was the old Gilbert homestead. Her father, Thomas Gilbert, was a native of South Carolina, and from there enlisted for service in the War of 1812. He came north with his regiment and was finally discharged at Greeneville, Ohio. Being a poor boy, he decided to remain in the north and invest the pay he received for military service, in land; time proved the wisdom of his investments and he died leaving an estate estimated at $80,000. He was a very public-spirited man and was the founder of the Greenville Creek Christian Church, and always liberal in its support.
Warren Hartle was reared on the home farm and continued to live there some ten years after his marriage. In 1906 they moved to Covington, renting his farm property, and they have a fine home on Wall Street. Among his cherished possession is a thirty-five dollar note issued by the Continental Congress to his great- grandfather, John Hartle, in payment for military service during the Revolution. In l896 Mr. Hartle was married to Miss Margaret Young, a daughter of S. F. Young, of Darke County, Ohio, and they have two children-Grace W. and Guy D. Religiously, they are members of the Christian Church.
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