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Margaretha "Margaret" (Schaffer) Hahn


Posted By: Errin Wilker (email)
Date: 11/13/2006 at 12:53:31

Source: Newspaper Clipping
Submitted By: Errin (Lee) Wilker, great-great-granddaughter of deceased

Margaret Schaffer-Hahn, who was born in Connecticut April 27, 1857, quietly passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Sires at Sumner, Iowa, on Jan. 28, 1939, aged 81 years.

She grew to young womanhood in Connecticut and then moved to Lewiston, Minn., where she met and married John Hahn, who died Sept. 27, 1926.

To this union were born 12 children, five of whom preceded their mother in death. Those who mourn her departure are Mrs. Fred Smith, La Crosse; Mrs. Russel Lane, Waukon; Mrs. Roy Sires, Sumner; Mrs. Ray Bulman, Leeds, N.D.; Mrs. Dan Sires, Dorchester; Lee Hahn, Imperial Valley, Calif., and Earl Hahn Dorchester. She also leaves 51 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

While living in Union City town­ship Mrs. Hahn united with the Mount Hope Presbyterian church in 1905. Later she moved to the Dorchester vicnity, where she lived until the last few months of her life which she spent with her daughter.

Funeral services were held Monday at Dorchester, with burial in the cemetery near the Mount Hope church.

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Posted By: Errin Wilker
Date: 1/4/2007

Dorchester Lady Passes at Daughter's Home at Age of Eighty-One Years

Mrs. John Hahn passed away Saturday, January 28th, 1939, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Sires, at Sumner. Death was caused by the infirmities of age.

Mrs. Hahn, who was Margaret Schaffer before her marriage, was born April 27, 1857, in Conneticut, where she grew to womanhood. She moved to Lewiston, Minn., where she met and married John Hahn. To this union 12 children were born, five of whom preceded their mother in death. Her husband passed away September 27, 1926.

In 1905, while living in Union City township, Mrs. Hahn united with the Mt. Hope Presbyterian church. Later she moved to the Dorchester vicinity, where she lived until four and a half months ago, when she went to Sumner to make her home with her daughter.

She leaves to mourn her death the following children: Mrs. Fred (Elizabeth) Smith of La Crosse, Wis.; Mrs. Russell (Barbara) Lane of Waukon; Mrs. Roy (Lena) Sires of Sumner; Mrs. Ray (Cora) Bulman of Leeds, ND; Mrs. Daniel (Anna) Sires and Earl Hahn of Dorchester, and Lee Hahn of Imperial Valley, Calif. She also leaves 51 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

The remains were brought from Sumner and funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Dorchester Monday afternoon, with interment in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Mrs. Carl Ehde, Mrs. H.E. Peterson and Mrs. Ruth Scoughton sang several hymns.

Sleep on, dear mother, sleep and take thy rest,
Lay down thy head upon thy Savior's breast.
Calm is thy slumber as an infant's sleep,
But thou shalt wake no more to toil and weep.
Thine is perfect rest, secure and deep,
Clothed in the spotless robe He gives His own,
Until we know, even as we are known.

Source: Waukon Newspaper Clipping

*NOTE* Lee Hahn is listed as her child, but was actually the child of her daughter, Barbara (Hahn) Lane. Margaret and her husband raised Lee as their own.

Margaret, my 2nd great grandmother, was the daughter of John & Barbara (Wish) Schaffer.

She was preceded in death by 5 children:
Lillian Hahn (?-1899)
Charles Hahn (abt. 1878-abt. 1878)
Johnnie Hahn (01 May 1884-20 Jul 1888)
my great-grandmother, Sarah Jane (Hahn) Sires (08 Feb 1886-03 Nov 1935)
Clyde Hahn (21 Feb 1902-22 Sep 1904)

If you have addition information to share on the Hahn family, please contact me as I have many unsolved mysteries on this family as well as that of Margaret's husband and my 2nd great-grandfather, John Hahn. Thank-you!


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