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Obits > Obit - Jacob Hein 1893

Contributed by Pat Casey

I want to contribute the obituary of Jacob Hein. It stems from the Sterling Gazette, it appeared on February 14, 1893 and was entitled: "Across the Dark River"

One of the first settlers in Hahnaman township is dead, Jacob Hein. In the year 1848, Mr. Hein, then a robust man of middle age, landed in New York City, in the company of two brothers, come to spy out the promised land. Two of the brothers immediately immigrated west, while the third pitched his tent in Pennsylvania, subsequently died and his remains were brought to Sterling, that the three brothers might be, in death, side by side. Jacob and his brother first settled in Newark, Kendall County, where the subject of this sketch prospered and was honored. Mr. Hein was born at Meldorf, Germany, was twice married and dying leaves a wife and seven grown children; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Weber and Mrs. Will Wahl, reside in this city. Two fine farms, under high cultivation, testify to the frugality of the father, and dying he leaves his posterity comfortably circumstanced. The funeral will occur on Wednesday morning at ten o'clock from the house, Rev. E. Brown, of the English Lutheran church, officiating. The remains will be laid in Riverside's sacred soil.

Jacob Hein died February 13, 1893.

Pat Casey, great, great, great granddaughter of Jacob Hein

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