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 Heinrich Christian Friedrich “Henry” Hamann

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Heinrich Christian Friedrich “Henry” Hamann

  • Birth 14 Nov 1848 Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Death 8 Dec 1934 Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot 540
  • Memorial ID 5321825

Obituary - From Tagliche Omaha Tribune - (translated) 7 December 1934
"Our esteemed fellow-citizen Mr. Henry F. Hamann died at the age of 86 years at his residence at 5233 Jones St. With him a German of the true, good, old type has gone from our middle who never forgot being of German descent in spite of having been in the United States for such a long period of time, and he always stood up for his mother-tongue. He was a loving husband and a true friend to his friends.
Henry F. Hamann was born in Gettorf, , on 8 Nov. 1848, attended the country school and learned the trade of a construction cabinetmaker. In 1869 he emigrated to America with his older brother C.F. Hamann, and came directly to Omaha. Here he found a sizable German 'colony' to which - among others - Henry Lehmann and the Gebruder Starbach belonged; he found work as a construction cabinetmaker. In May 1871 he went to Chicago where he was an eyewitness of the big fire in October of that year; in 1873 Henry Hamann returned to Omaha, where his younger brother, Wm. F. Hamann, now living in Kearney, joined him and he established himself as a contractor.
In 1894 he established the Hamann Old Reliable Laundry and built a handsome new building which the firm still owns until this day. A year ago Mr. Hamann retired from business and left (management of) the business to his son Martin.
On 30 August 1874 he united for life with Miss Agathe M. Stahl and was able to celebrate his 60th wedding anniversary on 30 August of this year. The deceased was an active member of the First Luth. Church 31st and Jackson Streets; he was one of the founders of the First German Luth. Church, which was then on 11th and Jackson Sts.; he himself had built this church.
Mr. Hamann is survived by his wife Agatha and the daughters Mrs. Henriette Garland, Mrs. George A. Meyer, and a son, Martin L., as well as 5 grandchildren.
Old age claimed the life of this superb gentleman. The body is at Hulse and Riepen Mortuary; funeral service will be on Saturday, 2:30 p.m. in the First Luth. Church at 31st and Jackson Sts., Minister Acker officiating. Burial will be on Prospect Hill Cemetery."



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  • Created by: Tamara Bentz
  • Added: 26 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5321825
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Heinrich Christian Friedrich “Henry” Hamann (14 Nov 1848–8 Dec 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5321825, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Tamara Bentz (contributor 45121007) .