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Hugh Hann (1899)


Posted By: Jan Rambow
Date: 8/28/2006 at 10:49:03

The Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, January 11, 1899

Died January 2nd at 10 o'clock a.m., Hugh Hann. He was one of Iowa's old settlers and a pioneer of this county, a beloved citizen by all who knew him. He was a member of the Methodist church at Peru. His funeral occurred at the Methodist church where a large concourse of people gathered to pay the last rites to the dead. Rev. Gardner preached a very feeling and touching sermon.

The Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, January 18, 1899
Page 8

From Peru

On Jan. 2d death claimed another old resident of this community, Mr. Hugh Hann. Mr. Hann was about seventy-five years old, and has resided on his farm near here for over thirty years. He leaves a wife, five sons and one daughter to mourn his loss.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Friday, January 27, 1899
Page 5, Column 5


Hugh Hann was born October 2d, 1822, in Cumberland County, Maryland. The afterwards moved to Guernsey County, Ohio, where he married Sarah Jane Bowers, May 29th, 1850, whom he leaves to mourn his death but not as one without hope for she may meet him by and by.

In the year of 1855 he moved to Iowa where he has lived until January 2d, 1899. At the age of seventy-six years and three months he died. His death was caused by congestion of the kidneys. He was confined to his bed but nine days, but had been ailing since last September.

Father Hann was converted at the age of sixteen and died a faithful and devoted Christian leaving many precious testimonies such as: “I am going home to Jesus” “I have no fears of death”. Shouting,”Blessed be His holy name”. To his wife he said: “Mother don’t worry for I am going home, you are all right”. The veil being rent he said he could see the angels and his mother who had preceded him and when spoken to him of Heaven a smile would come over his face and he would reveal glad tidings of heavenly things.

He leaves a companion and six children, two sons-in-law, five daughters-in-law, many grand children and other relatives besides a host of friends to mourn their loss but his gain.

The funeral was conducted by his pastor at the Peru M. E. Church and his body laid in the Peru cemetery.


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