|Birth: ||Oct. 20, 1828, Germany|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 1905|
From the Democrat and Leader Dec. 22, 1905:
John H. Hoehn Dies Suddenly
John H. Hoehn, an old and well known citizen of this city, was stricken with apoplexy on the corner of Warren and Second Streets this afternoon and death resulted almost instantaneously. The fatal stroke came about 2 o'clock, when Mr. Hoehn was enjoying an afternoon walk. He fell face forward and was picked up by passers by and taken into Matzen's Meat Market on the northwest corner of second and Warren streets. Constable Rumsey was notified and took charge of the remains which were removed to the Runge Undertaking parlors.
The deceased was about 70 years of age and has resided in Davenport for many years. He was a carpenter by trade but recently was engaging in the grocery business on Gaines Street. His home was at 522 Warren St. He is survived by 4 children.
From the Democrat and Leader Dec. 24,1905:
John H. Hoehn, whose death occured Friday afternoon from heart failure, was born in Arresberg-Thuermgel, Saxony, Oct. 20, 1828, and in the year 1842 came to America with his parents and settled near St. Louis. He was married to Miss Mary Wiegand in 1854 and came to Davenport in the year 1856 and resided here with his family ever since. He was formerly a carpenter and for a number of years was a foreman for Franklin Kirk and other early contractors. In 1863 he went into the grocery business and followed it for 25 years. The store is now located at Eighth and Gaines Streets and is occupied by Jansen and Stolie.
Mr. Hoehn's wife died 18 years ago and he retired in the year 1890. He was honored by being trustee for a number of years and was known as "honest John". He had temperate habits and was worthy of example. He is survived by 4 children, John L., Mrs. G.H. Knostman, Lizzie, at home and Edward W. of St. Paul and 5 grandchildren, John W., George H., Ralph E. Knostman, Edward H., and W. Henry Hoehn.
He also has 2 brothers living, Henry of Alton, Ill., and Fred of Santa Clara, Calif. Mr. Hoehn was in the best of health until the last 2 years and while enjoying a walk on Friday afternoon was overcome with heart failure and died.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence, 522 Warren St. Rev. Moeller will officiate at the home and grave in Oakdale Cemetery where interment will be made. All friends of the family are invited to be present.
From the Democrat and Leader- Dec. 29, 1905:
John H. Hoehn Will is Filed.
Instrument Divides Property Up Well and Gives it to Various Relatives
The last will and testament of the late John H. Hoehn was filed for probate with the clerk of the district court by attorneys Ficke and Ficke late Thursday afternoon. Mr. Hoehn is the man who dropped dead while walking along the street a few days ago. In his will he divides a large amount of property among his children and grandchildren. Edward W. Hoehn is named as executor of the Instrument and exempted from giving bond. The instrument bears the date Nov. 15, 1904.
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