Birth: April 18, 1842, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
From Harriet Taylor Upton, A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio, A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1909), Volume 2, p. 405:
SOLOMON WARTMAN, one of the leading agriculturists of Vienna township, Trumbull county, was born on the old homestead where he now resides, April 18, 1842, a son of Solomon and Louise (Whitton) Wartman. His father was a native of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, born in 1815, and accompanied his parents to Ohio in 1822, the family locating on the place now owned by the grandson, Solomon. The grandfather, a tanner by trade, remained there until his death. His son, Solomon, who followed the paternal trade, left home when a young man, but at his marriage returned to the old homestead and there continued to reside until his death, February, 1892. His wife passed away in April, 1901. In the Wartman family were eight children, of whom the following four are living: Cline, a farmer of Vienna township; Mary, widow of Charles Porter, who resides in Youngstown; Elizabeth, wife of Eby Hultz, of Cortland, and Solomon, of this sketch.
Mr. Wartman attended the district schools in his native township and gained a fair common school education. In his religion, he is a Presbyterian, being connected with the church at Vienna village. He remained at home until the death of his father, when he assumed the management of the estate. This includes one hundred acres of most excellent land to which he has added many valuable improvements, making it a homestead of both beauty and value.
Mr. Wartman was married September 6, 1884, to Miss Mary Pfeil, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, in 1858, a daughter of Casper and Margaret (Graves) Pfeil, natives of Germany, who came to the United States and located at New Castle, Pennsylvania. The father was a cabinet-maker, but after some years' residence at that place he engaged in farming and died as an agriculturist. The mother still survives. Mr. and Mrs. Wartman have three children: Jessie C., born in September, 1886, is unmarried and resides at home, being an artists; Mary Louise, born in 1889, a music teacher, is also single, and lives with her parents; and Sarah Margaret, born in September, 1900, is attending school.