Biographical Sketch of Leonard Hartzell

From Geoff Crawford GenForum hartzell/285.html:

The biography quoted below is about William R. Smith, and appears on pages 861-862 of a book called Past and Present of Bureau County [Illinois], by George B. Harrington, printed by Pioneer Publishing Co., Chicago, 1906.

Susan Hartzell is stated as being the daughter of Leonard Hartzell and Delilah (Weiss) Hartzell, and was born Oct. 20, 1831, in Miami County, Ohio.

The narrative says Leonard and Delilah (Weiss) Hartzell were "Pennsylvania Dutch people" who "removed from Ohio to Rush County, Indiana, and subsequently to Wabash County, that state, where they remained until the death of the wife and mother in 1847. Mr. Hartzell [Leonard] afterward removed to Iowa, where he died in 1878, at the age of 80 years. He followed farming as a life work and owned a good tract of land in Indiana.

In his family were 11 children:
1. Willis and;
2. Lewis, both deceased;
3. Adam, who resides in Wyanet [town in Bureau County];
4. Susan, now Mrs. [William R.] Smith;
5. Mrs. Nancy McNuslin, of Cass County, Nebraska;
6. Mrs. Eliza Mounts, deceased;
7. Edward, who has also passed away;
8. John, who resides in Kansas City, Missouri;
9. Philip, living in Tama, Iowa;
10. Mary, deceased; and
11. Aaron, who has departed this life.