|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1864|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1945|
Death Called Major Herman Tuesday, April 3
Maj. A.H. Herman, 80, died at his home, 104 Iowa street, Hiawatha, early Tuesday morning, April 3, 1945, after a critical illness of several weeks. He had been in failing health for some time. Maj. Herman is survived by his wife, daughter Alberta of the home, daughters Mrs. John Schilling of Hiawatha; Mrs. G.E. McMahan of Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. G.H. Rardin of Three Rivers, Michigan; son Robert Herman of Kansas City, Missouri; 5 grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Hayes of Hiawatha, Clfford Hayes of Reserve; four sisters, Mrs. Belle Reedy of Topeka, Mrs. Lydia Oliver of Tracy, California, Mrs. Elizabeth Dorei of Hiawatha; Mrs. Grant Berkely of San Gabriel, California. Services will be conducted Thursday afternoon, April 5, at 2:30 o'clock, from Meeks Chapel with Rev. H. Kochheim officiating. Interment at Hiawatha Cemetery. Major Herman came to Kansas when he was 16 years old, has lived in Hiawatha for 47 years. He served as Major of Rainbow division , then 35th division of the first World War, was overseas in that capacity for 22 months. Before first world war he was commanding the national guard unit, old Company F, stationed in Hiawatha. After the war he was first elected commander of Homer White Post of the American Legion in Hiawatha. He was first Captain of the National Guard service battery when it was reorganized after World War I. Major Herman served two terms as postmaster of Hiawatha, was in partnership for several years with A. Isaacson in the construction business which was his civilian trade. One of the most handsome of soldiers, Maj. Herman was often mistaken for General John J. Pershing during the first World War when in France. His likeness to the famed general of armies of the United States was striking. He carried his military bearing into his 80th year, although he was stern looking he numbered among his hosts of friends countless children who knew his kindness and gentleness. His death has brought to close a long useful life.
(Above is an obituary from the Brown County World, 6 April 1945)
Albert's father Henry Herman was a Union soldier who drowned in the Tennessee River, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 22 Nov 1863.
Albert married first: Mary Catherine Dorei, daughter of Robert and Catherine Trompeter Dorei of Mercier. Catherine died in 1906. They had four children; Martha (Mattie) Bernice, Robert Stuart, Inez J., and Nell G.
Albert H. Herman married second Hazel Kelsey in 1916. She was the daughter of James Cezanne Kelsey II and Mary Willie Chiles Kelsey. They had one daughter Alberta K. Herman.
Henry Alexander Herman (1836 - 1863)
Martha Ellen Brown Hayes (1839 - 1888)
Mary Catherine Dorei Herman (1869 - 1906)
Lulu Hazelrigg Kelsey Herman (1876 - 1955)
Martha B. Herman Schilling (1889 - 1973)*
Robert Stuart Herman (1891 - 1972)*
Alberta Kelsey Herman (1917 - 1982)*
Walter Stuart Herman (1859 - 1907)*
Louis M. Herman (1861 - 1921)*
Albert Henry Herman (1864 - 1945)
Nettie Belle Hayes Reedy (1868 - 1952)**
Elizabeth Gertrude Hayes Dorei (1869 - 1962)**
Lyda Mary Hayes Oliver (1870 - 1951)**
Clifford Theodore Hayes (1878 - 1952)**
William Earl Hayes (1881 - 1957)**
Jessie Mae Hayes Berkley (1883 - 1964)**
Major 117 AM.TN. 42 Div.
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