Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 486-a & 482 (out of sequence)
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, December 4, 2007

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 Brights’ 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 t twenty years assisted 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 his 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 he was continuously engaged in steam-boating on the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio rivers, when in 1851 he came to Muscatine county, and 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 Ceter, and Mrs. Adam Frenzel, 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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Death of Paulus Hahn.

At his home, one mile south of Moscow, yesterday morning, occurred the death of an old and respected citizen of the county, Paulus Hahn, the cause of death being Bright’s disease. The funeral cortege leaves the residence at 1 p. m. Wednesday for the German Evangelical church, where the services will be conducted by Rev. Schwab.

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