DAVID C. WORTMAN, one of Haddon township's worthy and enterprising citizens, follows farming, and is also connected with the saw- milling business, as well as threshing. He was born February 20, 1845, in Gill township, Sullivan county, Indiana, a son of John C. and Alvira (Gregg) Wortman. The father was a native of Ohio, born July 1, 1813, and died January 16, 1899, in Haddon township. The mother was a native of Virginia. This worthy couple were numbered among the pioneers of Sullivan county. Their children were as follows: John P., deceased; Mary C., deceased; Nancy, wife of James O'Haver, residing in Haddon township; David C., of this sketch; Julia A., wife of Alonzo Colton, of Haddon township; William C., deceased; James Martin, residing with his brother, David C.; Emeline, deceased; Elizabeth, of Oaktown, Knox county, Indiana.

Reared on the farm and receiving his primary education at the district schools, David C. Wortman continued to reside at home until he reached manhood. He then started out in life for himself as a farm hand, which occupation he pursued until 1881, when he saw a more independent way of gaining his livelihood, by tilling the soil on his own account. He purchased forty acres of land, in 1876, where his farm buildings now stand, but did not remove to the place until 1881. He now owns a splendid farm, consisting of an even one hundred acres of choice land. Late in the nineties he retired from the activities of his farm life, but still resides there. In 1888 Mr. Wortman was engaged in the livery business at Oaktown, but at the same time he conducted his farm. In 1892 he engaged in the saw-mill and grain-threshing business, he superintending the operation of this combined business. The saw-mill was sold in 1905, at the same time that his threshing machine was sold. Mr. Wortman has always led the life of a bachelor, his brother James and family having lived with him for the last twenty-seven years. Politically he affiliates with the Republican party.