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This is a transcript of the first 31 pages of Elijah Hackleman’s Scrap book No. 2. The original is in the Wabash County Indiana Historical Museum.
Although material of genealogical significance is to be found throughout the scrapbook, the material following deals with the Hackleman family.
Most of the blanks (____) are as in the original as apparently Mr. Hackleman intended to fill in later dates that were lacking to him at the time he made the scrapbook.
Michael Hackleman was born in Germany about the year 1720. He migrated to America in the seventeenth year of his age (1737) and was bound to a Maryland, or Pennsylvania farmer for three years to pay for his passage.
He finally cleared twenty-six acres of land, and squared the account. He married Mary Sailors in March of 1751, and settled on the Susquehanna River, near the line of Pennsylvania and Maryland. He later in life moved to the Abbeville District, South Carolina where he died in 1808. His children were named Jacob, Lydia, Conrad, John and George.
The author of this manuscript is descended from Michael’s son, Jacob Hackleman, who resided in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, and Indiana Territory.
This self-published manuscript will prove on invaluable assistance to those researching the Hackleman family.