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 Michael Hedekin

Michael Hedekin

Birth
County Westmeath, Ireland
Death 22 Jul 1872 (aged 77–78)
Burial Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Plot sec. A -ln. 1
Memorial ID 82808438 · View Source
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removed from the old cemetery on Apr. 3, 1874; Bishop Dwenger officiated in the solemn requiem.

His will was printed in a local newspaper.

Published Biography:
Michael Hedekin, frequently referred to as an early settler, was a native of County Westmeath, Ireland. Emigrating to America he was married to Rebecca Pau, a native of Ohio. They came to Fort Wayne in 1834. In 1843 and 1844 he built a three-story brick hotel building on the east side of Barr street south of Columbia, and on May 15, 1846, Calvin Anderson opened it as a tavern. Under various proprietors it was maintained until 1876, since when it has been conducted by Jacob Swaidner. The Hedekin House is a notable monument of early days, and was, when built, excelled in its size and appointments by none in the northwest. Thomas B. Hedekin, son of Michael, who was not a year old when his father came, established a grocery in 1848, which he managed for twenty years.

Valley of the upper Maumee River: Volume 2; Brant & Fuller, 1889


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  • Created by: OPPSheryl
  • Added: 1 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82808438
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Hedekin (1794–22 Jul 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82808438, citing Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by OPPSheryl (contributor 47070645) .