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Clayton county Album
Hamann Family

August Hamann and (most
        likely) his second wife Maria Elizabeth Schultz
August Hamann and (most likely) his second wife Maria Elizabeth Schultz
August first married Minnie Rumpf, who died in 1870.

Herman C.A. Hamann

Herman Hamann &
                  Elizabeth Koss, 29 April 1886
Herman Hamann & Elizabeth Koss wedding picture
April 29, 1886, Garnavillo, Iowa

Herman Hamann family
Herman Hamann family

Front row: Herman Hamann and Elizabeth Koss Hamann
Back row: Laura Hamann Schlake, Glendor Hamann, Arthur Hamann, Herman "Hermie" Hamann.


Herman and Elizabeth Hamann's son, Arthur Hamann, had a Buick dealership in Guttenberg, Iowa. The pictures were taken at special car showing at the Herman and Elizabeth Hamann farm on the wonders of the "horseless carriage."

The license plate on one of the cars says 1913.



>>>Bottom right: Herman Hamann and his new Buick

Herman Hamann and his
                  new Buick


Hamann 4-Generations, 1915
Hamann 4-Generations, 1915

Herman Hamann (seated left), his son Glendor Hamann (standing), his father August Hamann (seated) and grandson Milton Hamann, who is being held by August.


Albert Schlake
                  & Laura Hamann, ca1910

Above: Albert Schlake & Laura Hamann, courting days. Picture was taken in front of the Hamann farmhouse about 1910

Right: Albert Schlake & Laura Hamann wedding picture, March 1, 1911, Farmersburg, Iowa

Albert Schlake
                  & Laura Hamann, 3/1/1911


Herman A. Hamann
                  & Ruth A.M. Schlake, 1 Feb 1917
Herman August Hamann & Ruth Anna Maria Schlake
Married February 1, 1917 in rural Garnavillo, Iowa

Harvey Frederick
                  Hamann & Viola Radloff, 14 Feb 1918
Harvey Frederick Hamann & Viola Radloff
Married February 14, 1918


Back L-R:
2Lt Charles L. Gould (N)(POW)
2Lt Lorin W. Hamann (B)(POW)(3)
Sgt Lloyd D. Hagan (BTG)(KIA)
Sgt Jimmie R. Smith (E)(KIA)
Sgt Leo E. Jeambey (R)(POW)

Front L-R:
2Lt John A. Matheson (P)(KIA)(1)
Sgt William E. Fredenburg (WG)(POW)
Sgt Charles R. Coughlin (TG)(KIA)
Cpl Edward W. Schaefer (WG) (4)
2Lt James C. Johnson (CP)(KIA)(2)

Missions flown by the Matheson Crew: 237 (8 Sept 1944), 241, 243, 244 & 248 (28 Sept 1944)
Crew Notes: 2Lt John A. Matheson (P) - Flew as CoPilot on mission #237 with an experienced Pilot 2Lt James A. Johnson (CP) - Did not fly on mission #237 2Lt Lorin W. Hamann (B) - Did not fly on mission #243. Substitute Togglier used. Cpl Edward W. Schaefer (WG) - Removed from crew before its first mission in compliance with 8th AF order to reduce the size of combat crews from 10 to 9 men. After leaving the 303rd and a brief stint in the Casual Pool, Schaefer was back in the USA by mid-October and began training for service on B-29s.

By V-J Day he was command gunner on a crew in combat crew phase training in Clovis, NM. Last Mission (#248): 28 September 1944 to Magdeburg, Germany in B-17G #42-97893 Minnie the Moocher (360BS) PU-M [MACR 9413]. Was flying in the tail-end charlie formation position. German fighters put approximately six 20mm shells through the fuselage exploding in the cockpit and killing the Pilot, CoPilot and Flight Engineer. Shells also killed the Ball Turret Gunner and Tail Gunner. The B-17 spun in to about 12,000 feet and then blew up. It crashed at Schladen, near Hornburg (South of Brunswick), Germany. The Navigator and Bombardier were blown out of the B-17 and made successful parachute jumps and became POWs. The Radio Operator and Waist Gunner also parachuted and became POWs.

Lt Lorin W. Hamann (B) later related "I heard Coughlin call and report 'Here come the fighters.' The pilot told him to keep cool and try to get a few of the FWs. I heard Coughlin's tail guns firing while his interphone button was still down, then he said 'Jesus.' That was the last I heard from him. The plane went into a tight spin and I bailed out at 18,000 feet." The dead were buried at the Schladen Cemetery and re-interred at the American Cemetery at Margraten. Four of the crewmen's bodies were later returned to the U.S.A. for final burial.

~photo courtesy of Edward "Ned" Schaefer


~all photos and information were contributed by Nathan Lingwall. His email address can be found in the Surname Registry for Hamann.


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