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Paulus Hahn 1823 - 1902


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Date: 5/10/2020 at 16:43:18

Muscatine Journal, Monday April 14, 1902 page 1

Death of Paulus Hahn

Old Resident of Moscow Township Dies This Morning At His Home.

Word was received in the city today of the death of Paulus Hahn, who passed away this morning at his home one mile south of Moscow. He was a man advanced in years, and has lived in Muscatine county for nearly half a century. He has been sick for about a year and a half with Bright’s disease, and passed away this morning at 6 o’clock.

Paulus Hahn was born in Bavaria, Germany, June 13, 1823. He was reared in farm life, and from the age of fifteen to twenty years the government surveyors, who were engaged for the purpose of making a plat of the country for assessing taxes upon the property holders. On attaining his majority Mr. Hahn resolved to try his fortunes in the new world and in 1845 came to this country, being the first of the family to emigrate. Mr. Hahn, on his arrival at New York proceeded from there to Columbus, Ohio, where his cousin, Lawrence Klein, was living, and later became a resident of St. Louis. For almost five years be was continuously engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio rivers, when in 1851 he purchased the farm near Moscow.

Mr. Hahn has been twice married in 1850 he was married to Miss Catherine Kneple, a native of Germany, but she lived scarcely a year. He was again married in 1853 to Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Hocke, also a native of Germany, and who still survives him.

Mr. Hahn is survived by his wife, a brother in Muscatine, two daughters, Mrs. Anna Winkler, of Sweetland Center, and Mrs. Adam Frensel, of Waterloo, Iowa, and three sons, John, Henry and Paulus Jr. Mr. Hahn had been a member of the German Evangelical church for a number of years. He is one of the pioneers of the county, and one who has done much toward the development and upbuilding of the community in which he resided.

The funeral will be held from the late home one mile south of Moscow, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, going from there to the German Evangelical church. The services will be conducted by Rev. Schwab of that denomination.


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