Obit: Hahn, Julius C. (1854 - 1925)
Contact:  Cindy Dressler

Surnames: Hahn, Hotvedt, Grether, Feuerhelm, Reinhardt, Heidtke, Haas, Prouty, Thur, Schultz, Theil, Gruehlke, Neuman, Bremer, Berkuilen, Babler, Sliter, Stanley, Terrel

----Sources: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Oct. 3, 1925

Hahn, Julius C. (July 3, 1854 - Sept. 27, 1925)

This community was shocked last Friday morning by the news that J. C. Hahn had died suddenly while getting ice from his icehouse to put in the refrigerator at his home. Mr. Hahn's absence longer than usual at the task caused Mrs. Hahn to go to the ice house, where she found him seated and leaning against the wall as though resting. Death was due by heart failure, probably induced by the extra exertion. Dr. Hotvedt was called and said that he had expired less than half an hour when found.

Funeral services were held at the Reformed church Tuesday afternoon and a large congregation assembled to pay the final tribute, and nearly all business places in the village were closed as a token of respect. The sermon by the pastor, Rev. D. Grether, was a most appropriate one. Filled with condolences to those who mourn, he spoke feelingly of Mr. Hahn's attendance at the church, his interest in the services, and his participating at its communion table. A beautiful mass of flowers and floral emblems, gifts of friends and relatives, was placed about the altar and casket. At the close of the services, the remains were conveyed to Mentor cemetery and interred in the family lot beside his son.

Relatives and friends from away present at the burial, were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Feuerhelm, Waukesha; Reinhard, Edward and Mrs. Ludwig Heidtke, Chippewa Falls; John Hahn and wife, Hartland; Henry and William Hahn, Eau Claire; Mrs. Lena Haas, Merton; Mrs. H. E. Prouty, Mrs. Sophia Schultz, Madison; Mrs. Mary Thur, Wausau; Mrs. Emma Theil, Augusta; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thur, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thur, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Thur, Mrs, Alma Gruehlke, Mr. and Mrs. William Gruehlke, Miss Tilda Neuman, John Gruehlke, Mrs. Elizabeth Bremer, Fairchild; John Verkuilen and wife, Thrope; John Cesnik, Hillsboro; Mrs. Etta Babler, Belleville; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Sliter, B.R. Falls; Mrs. G. E. Stanley, Altoona; Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Terrell, Alma Center.

The following is the obituary of Mr. Hahn which was read at the funeral services Tuesday afternoon:

Julius C. Hahn, one of a family of four children, was born to William and Henrietta Hahn, in Brandenburgh, Germany, July 3, 1854, and died in Humbird, Wisconsin, Sept. 27, 1925.

(missing part and picks up here) assist his parents, he engaged in agricultural work in that locality and remained until 1880, in which year he was united in marriage to Dora Schultz at Waukesha. Before the close of that year the newly married couple journeyed to the central portion of the state to build their first home, their choice of location falling to a farm situated between Humbird and Fairchild. On this farm they stayed for two years; then, in 1882, they moved to Fairchild, where Mr. Hahn engaged in business until 1884; they then moved to Altoona where they remained until 1886, when they moved to Humbird; and with the exception of one year, 1900, spent at Merton, Humbird has since been their home.

To this union were born three children, Albert F., Martha (now Mrs. A. F. Simons), and Will (deceased).

In 1912, the first great sorrow came into his life, when his younger son, Will, a most promising young man, was summoned to the Great Beyond. That great sorrow, which tinged his life with sadness, always hovered over his later years, and no doubt, hastened his retirement to private life. In 1920 he disposed of his business property and interests and purchased a home in the village where his declining years were spent in well-earned peace and quiet.

Besides the members of his immediate family, Mr. Hahn is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Feuerhelm, Waukesha, and Mrs. Augusta Heidtke, Eagleton. An only brother, William, passed away three years ago. Mr. Hahn's father and mother maintained their residence in southern Wisconsin and attained to advanced years. They were laid at rest in the years 1895 and 1912 respectively.

Our deceased citizen was a man of wide acquaintance, a man of many friendships, one who enjoyed the highest respect from all those with whom he came in contact. He possessed many commendable characteristics, among the most outstanding of which was a true conception and resolute practice of the precepts of integrity. When Mr. Hahn gave his word it was always as good as his bond. Endowed with an orderly trend of mind and habit, far beyond that of the average man, his property was constantly a model for neatness and his business affairs were dispatched with clock-like precision.

Today we mourn the loss of one of our best and strongest citizens, the wife and family a kind and indulgent husband and father. But as long as memory shall last he will be revered for an upright life, a monument more highly to be prized than the accumulation of worldly goods. The heart of the entire community has been touched with sadness by the death of Mr. Hahn, and to his stricken loved ones, those nearest and dearest to him, there goes a united message of heartfelt sympathy.




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