circa 1844 J. Hartman Coverlet Milton Township made for Elizabeth Thew

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circa 1844 J. Hartman Coverlet Milton Township made for Elizabeth Thew


Here is a nice coverlet as found. I am not an expert in coverlets, I did find this information on the internet, maybe it can apply to my coverlet. Coverlet measure 74" x 95" and is in remarkable condition and has little wear. Coverlet says: Made by J.Hartman Milton Township For Elizabeth Thew 1844

Made for *Elizabeth Thew Douce

Birth:Jun. 14, 1822, England
Death:Feb. 21, 1877
Marion County
Ohio, USA
The wife of Robert Douce.

Family links:
Robert Douce (1812 - 1873)*

Elizabeth Douce (1844 - 1860)*
Richard Robert Douce (1852 - 1941)*
Richard R Douce (1852 - 1941)*
William T Douce (1855 - 1955)*
John T Douce (1857 - 1890)*
George W Douce (1860 - 1956)*

Thew Cemetery
Marion County
Ohio, USA

Johann Peter (1772) and Anna Lengen Hartman (c 1776) were both born in Bavaria, Germany.
This Hartman family immigrated to America c 1830 and settled in Perry County, Pennsylvania where within a year's time Anna died. Their known children include Johann Peter, born 1800; Johannes John, born 1807; Johann Heinrich, born 1809; and Agnes, born 1814. Johann Peter Hartman died in Perry County c 1834. The four children moved west to Richland County into an area that in 1846, would become Ashland County, Ohio.
In 1836 Johannes John Hartman married Anna Maria Mary Bauer, also born in Bavaria (c1809) and they would be the parents of seven children. In 1839 John and Mary were living in Milton Township, which at the time was a part of Richland County. It was then that Judy Derry Mahoney's coverlet was made, is one of the very earliest currently known to have been produced by any weaver in this area. John still listed his primary occupation as weaver in the 1850 census, however by 1860 he had changed to farming and would continue in that capacity until he passed away in 1881. Mary died in 1858 and they are both buried in the Rickert Cemetery in Ashland County.
Judy Mahoney has donated her beautiful Hartman coverlet to the museum and it is the earliest coverlet (by at least three years) that we have. It is a two color coverlet: navy blue and rose colors on a natural background. The edge pattern is a distelfink (goldfinch) and rose. as well as grapevine - with a double rose pattern and clematis in the center. We are certainly pleased to display it for all to see!

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