From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 211-212, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Edward F. Hackman, a farmer of section 26, township 17, range
12, was born at his father's home, in this county, November 28, 1857.
He is the second son and fifth child. His parents were John Frederick
and Inglehert (Meyer) Hackman, natives of Hanover, Germany, coming of
pure German ancestry. They came to America in 1835, with their
respective families. They grew up, were married in Cass county, and
soon afterward settled on a farm in Indian Creek precinct, and later,
they came to Arenzville precinct, where they purchased their present
home. They bought from time to time, and made improvements, and now
have a beautiful home. (For further particulars, with regard to
ancestry, see biography of William Hackman.)
Edward was reared on his father's farm and remained there until
he was twenty-five years old. He has since tilled his own farm. He has
resided on the farm he now owns for eleven years, and last year, 1890,
he bought it. It is a fine farm, and he has made many improvements upon
it. It contains 240 acres.
He was married here to Amelia Jokish, an accomplished young
lady, born and reared in the county. Since her marriage, she has been a
devoted wife and mother. (For family history, see biography of C. G.
Jokisch.) Mr. and Mrs. Hackman are the parents of five children: Elmer,
Orville E., Cora M., Morton H., and Earl R. All are bright, smart
children. Mr. and Mrs. Hackman are members of the Emanuel Methodist
Episcopal Church, of which Mr. Hackman has been Stewart for five years.
He is a Republican in politics, and is very prominent in politics.
Mr. John Frederick and wife have lived honored lives in the
county, and their sons and daughters are a credit to them. The father
and sons are all strong Republicans, and the former is seventy-five
years of age, but he is in poor health, and for the past ten years has
been retired from active business. He was one of the first members of
the Emanuel Methodist Episcopal Church of this place. His wife is also
a member of the same, and is seventy-two years of age. They have eight
children living: Wilhelmenia, widow of Henry Winkle, residing in
Beardstown, mother of three bright daughters; Herman; Sophia, wife of
M. L. Korse, a hardware dealer of Beatrice, Nebraska; Matilda is at
home keeping house for her parents; Edward; Sarah, wife of Philip
Jokisch; Henry, of the firm of Korse & Hackman, hardware dealers at
Herman Hackman is a prominent young farmer and stock-raiser, yet
single, of section 30, township 17, range 11. He manages his father's
old homestead of 319 acres, and has run it on his own account for the
past ten years. He was born on this farm, May 6, 1850, and was reared
and received his first education in the county; later he attended a
commercial school in St. Louis. He has always followed the vocation of
farming, and is a hard-working young man. He, like his father and
brothers, is a staunch Republican in politics, and a Methodist in