IVIN SYLVESTER LISMAN.-Conspicuous among the wide-awake, progressive business men of Haddon township is Ivin S. Lisman, who is actively identified with many of the more substantial enterprises of this part of Sullivan county, and holds an assured position among the thriving agriculturists of his community. A son of William F. and Martha Elizabeth (Padgett) Lisman, he was born in Haddon township, November 22, 1874, and was here bred and educated.

Acquiring under his father's tuition a practical knowledge of the many branches of agriculture, Mr. Lisman remained on the parental homestead until twenty-eight years old, in the meantime earning and saving money. Beginning farming on his own account in 1902, he bought one hundred and thirty-one and one-half acres of land, three miles south of Carlisle, and in the fall of that year took possession of it. Here he has since devoted his energies and time to grain and stock farming, each year raising from one and one-half to two carloads of hogs, mostly Poland Chinas, for which lie finds a ready market at top prices. In his agricultural labors, Mr. Lisman has been almost invariably fortunate, meeting with far more success than discouragement. He possesses recognized financial ability, and is secretary and treasurer of the Carlisle Coach Horse Company; a stockholder in the coach horse "Ozar," which is kept in Carlisle; and owns stock in the People's State Bank of Carlisle. Politically, he is a Republican, and fraternally, he is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, Camp No. 3332, and also of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

On November 26, 1902, Mr. Lisman married Mary Evelyn Hoke, who was born December 24, 1879, a daughter of John A. and Elizabeth (Brentlinger) Hoke, of whom a brief sketch may be found on another page of this work. Mr. and Mrs. Lisman have no children. They are both members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Bethlehem, in Haddon township. Mrs. Lisman is a member of the Rebekah Lodge at Carlisle.