Shawano County Journal

Thur, 13 Jun 1929




Frederich Hohn, affectionately and more familiarly known as “Grandpa Hohn”, died Wed morning, Jun 5th, at the home of his son, Fred, in the town of Herman, the old homestead on which the deceased had made his home since coming to this country in 1874.

Frederich Hohn was born in Brennanburg, Pommern, German, Oct 7, 1837, and had reached the age of 91 years, 8 months at the time of his death.  In 1858 he was married to Miss Louisa Radke, the marriage taking place in Germany, where the couple continued to live for 16 years.  To this union were born 8 children, 4 of whom preceded their father in death.  In 1874 Mr and Mrs Hohn came to America and took up a homestead in what is now the town of Herman, where Grandpa Hohn has since made his home for 55 years, and where he and his wife enjoyed their blessings for 34 years, Mrs Hohn dying 21 years ago.

The surviving children are: Mrs August Schmidt, of Gresham; Fred and Gustav, who live in the town of Herman; and Herman Hohn of Gillett.  There are 25 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the house to Saint Elias Lutheran Church, interment taking place in the cemetery adjoining the church.  The pall-bearers were 6 old neighbors of the deceased: Will Otto, Henry Otto, Fred Schmidt, August Day, Ernest Schwartz and Carl Schwartz.  Three Great-grandchildren, Doris Hohn, Randent Schmidt and Marie Schmidt, acted as flower girls.  Special selections were sung by the church choir.

Mr Hohn was an earnest labor and through much toll had converted the wilderness in which he settled into a beautiful farm home.  He was a man of sterling character and a good and kind neighbor.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, for he was a friend to all, and though he was blind for the last 10 years of his existence, he was always pleasant, cheerful and good natured, in spite of his affliction.  He leaves a host of friends who join the relatives in mourning his loss.

The relatives and friends from a distance who attended the obsequies are: Albert Mahlko, Ernest Mahlko, Herman Mahlko and son, from Madison; Herman Hohn and daughters from Gillett; Mr and Mrs Maves and family, from Amherst; Mr and Mrs Frank Heilt and father from Wittenberg.