Conrad Birchler aka Walter Conrad Hartman

son of Conrad Birchler and Ora E. Huff
Born: 19 February 1905 Perry Co., IN
Died: 6 November 1953 Vanderburgh Co., IN
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Vanderburgh Co., IN
Married: 1] February 1925 license obtained in Warrick Co., IN
LYDIA MARY SCHNAUTZ
daughter of August Schnautz and Anne Ferstel
Born:15 March 1908 Vanderburgh Co., IN
Died:17 March 1942 Vanderburgh Co., IN
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery Vanderburgh Co., IN

CHILDREN OF WALTER AND LYDIA:

1. Dolores Vaneta Hartmann
b. 27 November 1925 Vanderburgh Co., IN
d. 27 August 1998 Clark Co., NV
2. Mary Josephine Hartman
b. 5 February 1930 Vanderburgh Co., IN
d. 23 June 1946 Posey Co., IN
cause of death: Drowning
3. James Leonard Hartman
b. 2 April 1936 Vanderburgh Co., IN
d. 4 April 1936 Vanderburgh Co., IN
4. Kenneth Walter Hartman
b. 9 March 1938 Vanderburgh Co., IN
d. 23 February 1985 Riverside, CA

Married: 2] June 1943 Vanderburgh Co., IN Volume 123, page 3
GRACE ELLEN COOKSEY
daughter of Samuel S. Cooksey and Lillie Peck
Born: 13 November 1895 IN
Died: 21 August 1980 Vanderburgh Co., IN
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Vanderburgh Co., IN

The record states when the Birchler children came to the Orphans Home they were “Perry County children, sent by Board of County Commissioners”.

SOURCES:
Register of the Inmates of the Orphans’Home Warrick County, Indiana
History Record January 1, 1910 [second Orphans Home Register]

The 1910 census lists Conrad Berkley a 3 year old Ward in the Orphans Home
The 1920 census lists Walter Harttman a 13 year old in the home of Lenhart and Mary Harttman
The 1930 census lists Walter C. Hartman with a wife and two daughters
The 1940 census lists Walter Hartman with a wife, two daughters and a son

“Conrad Burchler Roll of Honor” Boonville Standard, issue 8 March 1912
“Schnautz – Harttman” Evansville Courier, issue 10 February 1925
“James Leonard Hartman” Evansville Courier, issue 7 April 1936
“Hartman to Thromarsaus marriage” Sunday Courier and Press, issue 20 June 1943
“Mary Jo Hartman” Evansville Courier, issue 24 June 1946
“Mary Jo Hartman” Evansville Courier, issue 25 June 1946

Obituaries:
“Lydia M. Hartman” Evansville Courier, issue 18 March 1942
“Walter Hartman” Evansville Courier, issue 7 November 1953

Conrad Birchler aka Walter Conrad Hartman

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