Wife of the late Joseph H Hannen
Mother of Paul T Hannen of Cabin John Park, MD and Carl Hannen of Wilmette IL, Miss Alma Knobloch and Miss Fannie Knobloch both of Cabin John Park
This remarkable women, with courage and conviction took the Faith to her devoted Lutheran family and husband. She and her husband and family served the Cause all through their lives. The continuing progress of her teaching won her 'Abdu'l-Baha's favor, He wrote her again in 1908 shortly before she went on Pilgrimage. They went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1909. Not only did she bring the Knoblochs (her 2 sisters and mother) and Joseph (her husband) into the faith but her relatives the Barnitz family of Washington D.C. as well. Two of her most outstanding accomplishments were the introduction of the Faith to Louis Gregory and Mrs. Pocahontas Pope both among the first of their respective races to become Baha'i in America.
Abdu'l-Baha wrote to Pauline and Joseph:
"O ye two heralds of the Divine Kingdom! Verily ye have consecrated your time and your lives to the service of the Kingdom. Day and night, your highest wish is confined to the guidance of people and praise be to God, ye are confirmed and assisted in the promulgation of Divine Teachings. This supreme favor is pregnant with momentous results and this seed which ye have sown in the garden of Reality shall yield an exuberant result. Every seed shall yield a teeming harvest and every bough shall turn into a thriving, fruitful tree."
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