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Edward C. Hermann
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1891
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1949
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA

Edward C. Hermann, 58, of 432 Eighteenth Avenue, Rock Island, a retired Rock Island fire department lieutenant. died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday at the residence. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p. m. in Hodgson's mortuary with Rev. Ralph E. Lemon of Milan Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Chippiannock cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 p.m. today.

Mr. Hermann was born March 29, 1891, in Rock Island, and married Ida Gavin Jan. 30, 1912, at Toulon, Ill. He was a member of South Park Presbyterian church in Rock Island.

Mr. Hermann served with the city's fire force 26 years and retired as a lieutenant at the No.5 station on Jan. 31, 1946.

Helped Rescue Girl
During his service he assisted in the rescue of Carol Finkelstein in a Lincoln courts fire in the early 30's and was also overcome by smoke in another fire in December, 1945. His entire service with the department covered 26 years, three months and eleven days.

He was appointed to the force May 22, 1914, and resigned for a temporary period Nov. 22, 1916. He was reappointed for service on April, 19, 1922, and was named lieutenant Jan. 1, 1924.

"His death is a shock to the entire fire department," Fire Chief Joseph W. Burke said. "He was a fine officer and fireman and was a credit to the department."

Mr. Hermann is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Bisdorf, Rock Island; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Green and Mrs. Gilbert Melow, both of Rock Island; and three brothers, William, East Peoria, and Jess and Christ, both of Rock Island, and one grandson.
Note: Member of the Rock Island Fire Department from 22 May 1914 - 31 Jan 1946
Chippiannock Cemetery
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Mike & Robbie
Record added: Jan 08, 2009
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Edward C. Hermann
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Edward C. Hermann
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Edward C. Hermann
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May you rest in peace.
- Mike & Robbie
 Added: Jan. 8, 2009

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