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Hahn, Albert William

A.W. Hahn, Sr., who had served as Justice of the Peace of this precinct for the past 10 years and would have entered another term in January, died suddenly Sunday morning in the Columbus hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 73. The Columbus native who was also active in the cattle business here, was a son of Peter and Katherine Leyendecker Hahn. He spent his entire life here, recently celebrating the 41st anniversary of his marriage to the former Elizabeth Burford.

Services were at the Columbus Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Monday, with Rev. Leo Ross of the Methodist church officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Dr. Burford Hahn of Austin and Albert Hahn, Jr. of Columbus, and one daughter, Mrs. Stewart Bosl of Schulenburg, also several grandchildren. Two brothers, Henry of Columbus and Leo of Houston died a number of years ago, and a sister Mrs. Hattie Waugh of Houston died 2 years ago. Pallbearers were Drs. Thomas and Willis Youens, Weimar; Harry Youens, Lake Jackson; and Harvey Lee, Lester Hastedt and T.W. Glithero of Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, October 26, 1950
Submitted by David Hahn

Hahn, Albert William Jr.

Albert W. Hahn, age 58, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 1977. Native of Columbus, Texas.  Survived by his wife, Eileen Hahn; daughter, Nancy Blake; and son, David Hahn.  Services 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 1977, Columbus Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Texas.

Houston Chronicle, September 7, 1977
Submitted by David Hahn

Albert Hahn Dead at 58

Funeral arrangements were pending late Tuesday for Albert Hahn, 58, a former county commissioner, who died Tuesday morning.

Hahn served several terms as commissioner of Colorado County Prec. 1 and in 1974 was an unsuccessful candidate for district clerk. He had been employed in steel sales and ranching after leaving public office. He had suffered a severe stroke about three years ago.

Weimar Mercury, September 8, 1977

Hahn, Barbara (Kovar)

Barbara Hahn

Barbara Hahn, 56, of Columbus passed away March 4 at Christus St. Catherine Hospital in Katy.

She was born July 23, 1952 in Columbus to Daniel Kovar and Martha Vasicek. On July 3, 1971 she married Tommy Hahn. She was Vice President of Columbus State Bank. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of Americas Court Mary Queen of the Snows.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

She is survived by her husband; father, Daniel Kovar of Columbus; Sons, Chad Hahn and wife Amy of Canyon Lake; Curt Hahn and wife Christie of Baytown and Case Hahn of Huntsville; sister, Shirley Frenzel and husband Stanley of Columbus; brothers, Tommy Kovar and wife Cindy of Columbus and Michael Kovar and wife Jackie of Columbus; grandchildren, Cole, Cahrie, Tanner and Carson Hahn.

Funeral services took place Saturday, March 7 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers included Arno Ruether, Dwight Mazac, Ronney Frank, Brian Kainer, Lawrence Urban, Doak Hartley, Keith Neuendorff and Joel Escamilla.

Colorado County Citizen, March 12, 2009
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Hahn, Catherine A. (Leyendecker)

Mrs. Katherine Hahn of this city died at the family residence at 12 o' clock last Sunday night, in the 50th year of her age. Her cherished remains were laid to rest, from St. Mathias church, at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon, in the Odd Fellows' cemetery, Rev. Father Lenarz officiating. Mrs. Hahn was an old resident of Columbus and a lady universally esteemed for her many enabling qualities. Her neighbors and intimate friends, who knew well her many qualities, her amiable disposition, her kindly heart, her open hand ready for the relief of suffering, and her -- in many ways in the community in which she lived, will sadly miss her in the days to come. Her husband, Mr. Peter Hahn, and four children -- Mr. H.P. Hahn, Mrs. Hattie Waugh, and Messrs. Albert and Leo Hahn -- survive to mourn their irreparable loss, to whom the CITIZEN extends deepest sympathy.

Colorado County Citizen, March 5, 1903
Submitted by David Hahn

 Post Special: Columbus, March 2.--Mrs. Katherine Hahn, wife of Mr. Peter Hahn, died at the family residence in this city last night. She was 51 years of age. Before her marriage she was Miss Leyendecker of Frelsburg, this county. Besides her husband, her four children survive her. They are Mr. Henry Hahn, Mrs. A. M. Waugh, Messrs. Albert and Leo Hahn. Funeral services at 3 o’clock this afternoon by Father Lenertz of La Grange, the interment following at Odd Fellows' Rest.

The Mercury tenders sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Mr. Hahn and family in their bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, March 7, 1903
Tombstone photo from files of David Hahn

Hahn, Cecil Byrd (Johnson)


Funeral for Mrs. Leo Hahn of Houston was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R.R.Wells yesterday at three o'clock, Rev. C. Gresham Marmion of the St. Johns Episcopal church officiating. [Interment in Columbus Odd Fellows Rest]

Mrs. Hahn died suddenly in Houston Tuesday morning.

She was, before her marriage, Miss Cecil Byrd Johnson, daughter of Col. and Mrs. Jesse H. Johnson of this city. Col. Johnson was at one time sheriff of Colorado county, and late Counsul to Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Saskatchewan, resigning from the Consulship at the last named place about 1908. She was married to Mr. Leo Hahn, brother of A. W. Hahn and H. P Hahn of this city, on Feb. 8, 1904 and moved to Houston in 1909, since which time she has resided in that city.

Survivors are the husband, two sisters, Mrs. Gail Borden Johnson Kelly of Toronto, Can., and Mrs. P. K. Baker of Dallas, and three nieces, Mrs. C. K. Horton of Houston Mrs. R. R. Wells of this city, and Mrs. Judith Kelly English of Boston, Mass. Another sister, Mrs. H. A. Townsend, died a number of years ago.

The Citizen joins with many friends of the families in sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Colorado County Citizen, January 14, 1937

Hahn, Clarence R.

Clarence R. Hahn, 72, of Columbus, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 1994, at his residence.

Born Nov. 26, 1921, in New Ulm, he was the son of Theodore and Ella (Zeiner) Hahn. He was a retired manager of the Dairy Cone and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Mr. Hahn was also a veteran of World War II.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 19, at Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, with Rev. Robert Schlortt officiating. Interment followed in New Ulm Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ernest Baumgart Jr., Robert Hahn Jr., Roy Rollins, Harry Henkhaus, Jesse Rogers and Lew Ellyn Gross.

Mr. Hahn is survived by a daughter, Ann Mosley of Columbus; son Tommy Hahn, Columbus; brothers Robert Hahn of New Ulm and Roy Hahn of Robeline, LA; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, February 23, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Hahn, David Richard

David Richard Hahn


David Richard Hahn passed away February 25, 2016 in Houston, TX. He was born August 11, 1947 in Columbus, TX to Eileen and Albert Hahn. David graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1970 where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. His career spanned 35 years in software sales at IBM, BMC and Connective. On August 13, 1977 he married the love of his life, Tamara Marxen Hahn. Together, they had two wonderful children, Jessica and Garrett.

David was a Mason in the Sugarland Masonic Lodge #1143, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and was a Shriner.

David was predeceased by his parents and sister Nancy Hahn.

He is survived by his loving wife, Tamara Hahn, daughter Jessica Hahn Stott and husband Matthew and son Garrett Richard Hahn and wife Holly. He is also survived by his precious grandchildren, Chloe Ann and Conner James Stott and Damian Richard Hahn, his brother-in-law, Dic Marxen and wife Cheryl, nieces Lindsay Laudadio and Ashley Whisenant.

David loved hunting, fishing, gardening, sports of all kind, and Genealogy. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday March 1 at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77077.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), The American Cancer Society or Houston Hospice.

Houston Chronicle, February 28, 2016

Hahn, Eileen (Ciss) 

Eileen Ciss Hahn, 74, of Columbus, died Thursday, April 10, 1997 at Memorial City Hospital in Houston.  Born June 16, 1922 in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Richard O. and Ann (Wangbichler) Ciss.  On Sept. 8, 1945, she married Albert William Hahn, Jr.  Mrs. Hahn had lived in Columbus for the past 52 years where she was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church.  Services were held April 13 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Jim Tomlinson officiating.  Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.  Serving as pallbearers were Bruce Bosl, Andy Bosl, Dustin Bosl, Adam Bosl, Mike Peters, Garrett Hahn, and Mike Ford.   Mrs. Hahn is survived by her sister, Barbara Murphy of Titusville, Fla.; daughter Nancy Hahn of Houston; son and daughter-in-law, David and Tamara Hahn of Richmond; grandchildren Jessica Hahn, Garrett Hahn, Dwayne Harris and Tonya Blake.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 6, 1977; and her adoptive father, Richard O. Ciss.

The Colorado County Citizen, Wednesday, April 16, 1997 
Submitted by David Hahn

Hahn, Elizabeth Bell "Lizzie" (Burford)

Mrs. Lizzie Burford Hahn, 70, victim of a traffic accident Saturday afternoon, was buried in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery after services at Columbus Funeral Home Monday at 3 p.m. Rev. Gregory Robertson, pastor of the First Methodist Church where she was a member, conducted the service. She had been a Methodist all her life and was active in DAR work.

Mrs. Hahn died in an Austin hospital early Saturday night from injuries she suffered in the collision of her car and a pickup 5 miles west of Bastrop on Highway 71 at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. She was first taken to a Bastrop hospital and later was transferred to the Austin hospital for treatment of multiple injuries. Mrs. Hahn was enroute to Austin in the rain to attend a tea and dance for her granddaughter, Miss Harriet Hahn, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. Burford Hahn of Austin.

Mrs. Hahn was the wife of the late A. W. Hahn who was once justice of the peace in Columbus. She was born at Osage, near Weimar, March 8, 1889, daughter of William T. and Mattie Pinchback Burford. She had lived in Columbus since 1900 and was married to Mr. Hahn Oct. 21, 1909. Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Stewart Bosl of Schulenburg; 2 sons, Dr. Hahn of Austin and Albert Hahn of Columbus and Houston; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Paulsen of Columbus; and 9 grandchildren, Nancy, David, Harriet, Betty, Missy and William Hahn, and Susan, Bruce, and Andy Bosl. Pallbearers were T.W. Glithero, Sam K. Seymour III, James G. Hopkins, R.E.Wolters, Billy Paulsen and A. D. Schuhmann.

Colorado County Citizen, December 8, 1968
Submitted by David Hahn

Hahn, Elizabeth (Ehlinger)

Moulton, May 24.--Mrs. Hahn, mother of Mrs. Henry Krause, was found dead in her bed this morning. When found her body was cold, showing that she had been dead for some hours before. She had retired the evening before in apparently as good health as usual and not appearing for her breakfast at the usual hour, the family thought perhaps she was still sleeping until they went to awaken her. Her remains were taken to her home at Columbus for burial.

Weimar Mercury Supplement, May 31, 1902

Last Sunday the remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Hahn, mother of Tax Collector P. [Peter] Hahn, passed through Columbus on the way to Live Oak Hill, Fayette county, for interment.  Mrs. Hahn was 69 years of age and died suddenly of heart disease last Saturday night at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Henry Krause, at Moulton.

Weimar Mercury, May 31, 1902

Mrs. Elizabeth Hahn died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Krause, on May 24th.  Deceased was in her 70th year, being born in France June 22, 1832.  She came to this country with her parents in 1842, and located at Houston.  In about 1846 they moved to Live Oak Hill, where she married Mr. Jacob Hahn, by whom she had four children, two sons and two daughters.  The remains were shipped to Columbus, and from there taken to Live-Oak Hill and laid to rest Sunday, March 25th.  Deceased had a large circle of acquaintances, and was beloved by all.  We extend condolences to the bereaved.

Moulton Eagle

[Elizabeth was born in Alsace, France 22 Jun 1832 and died in Moulton 24 May 1902, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Koehl) Ehlinger.  She is buried in the Live Oak Hill Cemetery in Fayette Co. She was the first wife of Jacob Hahn.]

Courtesy of David Hahn

Hahn, Gladys (Ginn)

Funeral services were held Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church for Mrs. Gladys Ginn Hahn, 82, wife of the late Colorado County Judge Henry P. Hahn. The Rev. James H. Watt officiated. Mrs. Hahn died in a nursing home in Austin Aug. 29. She was born in Seattle, Wash., Aug. 20, 1893, a daughter of Edward Y. Ginn Sr. and Deleslyn Harbert Ginn. She moved to Columbus with her parents in 1912 and made her home here until 1941 when she moved to Austin. She was married to Mr. Hahn in Columbus Dec. 15, 1915. He preceded her in death in 1941. Survivors include a son, Col. (ret.) Peter Henry Hahn of Alexandria, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Clark (Annette) Wilkinson of Midland; one sister, Mrs. G.P. Wilburn of Glidden; and one brother; Leslie A. Ginn of Austin; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dr. Burford Hahn of Austin, Victor Legler, Albert Hahn, Clifford Leyendecker, Billy Youens and Warren Wilburn of Columbus served as pallbearers. Columbus Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and interment was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, September 4, 1975
Submitted by David Hahn

Hahn, Guy Connie

Guy Hahn Services Held Yesterday

Funeral services for Guy Hahn, Columbus native, were held here yesterday afternoon with Untermeyer Funeral Home in charge.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest.  Mr. Hahn died at his home in Pasadena Sunday.  He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Hahn and was a cousin of the late Albert Hahn, Sr. and Henry Hahn of Columbus.  He is survived by his wife and 10 children.  He moved away from here about 45 years ago.

Colorado County Citizen, May 14, 1953.
Submitted by David Hahn

Hahn, Henry Peter

Henry Peter Hahn, 66, Justice of the Peace of Precinct No. 1, died at 5:35 o'clock this morning in John F. Bell Memorial Hospital of double pneumonia. He had been ill only a short time. Mr. Hahn was a son of one of the pioneer settlers of Columbus. Attesting his popularity was his election and reelection to several political offices, and his long political career. He was justice of the peace in 1929, 1930, 1931, and 1932. He was elected county judge in 1932, and served in that capacity in 1933, 1934, 1935, and 1936. He was elected in special election March 11th, 1939, to fill the unexpired term of Justice of the Peace E. C. Thrower, and was reelected to that office this year. Mr. Hahn was born March 15th, 1875, in Columbus, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hahn. He married Miss Gladys Ginn December 15th, 1915, in Columbus. He was a lifetime resident of Columbus.

Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow [Friday] morning at ten o'clock at the family residence, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Rest. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Miss Annette; a son, Peter Henry; a sister, Mrs. A.W. Waugh of Houston; a brother, A.W. Hahn of Columbus. His brother L.V. Hahn died April 18th in Houston, and his father, Peter Hahn, passed away only a short time later in Houston, April 23rd. An aunt, Mrs. Laura Hahn, died October 1st, in El Campo. Pallbearers will be Sam Harbert, Ed Goldsmith, W.D. Grogan, R.R. Hadden, W.A. Struss and H. Braden.

Colorado County Citizen, January 2, 1941
Submitted by David Hahn

Hahn, Jacob Andrew

At an early morn last Friday morning [Apr 4, 1904] the gallant spirit of the old hero soldier Jacob Hahn passed to the Great Beyond where comes beautiful rest.

Our friend and comrade in "the days that tried men's souls" in the camp, on parade, on the march and in the field where red-flamed war hurled his death-dealing missiles among us, who could but love a spirit whose gallantry defied death and laughed at all efforts to destroy him? "After life's fitful fever he sleeps well." The hardships and vicissitudes of his services in the war with Mexico and as a soldier of the Confederate States, of which he could speak by the hour of interesting reminiscences, are past and he sleeps, his bier flower-laden, on a summit "where green trees wave their summer glories and where bright sunbeams fall." Not a month ago he told us he was ready to go and took us into the room and pointed out the portrait of his wife whom he missed so much, and on the day he left us, in the same room, her lips seemed to say "he comes to meet me." There are few of his old comrades of Hood's brigade now left to speak a word or drop a tear to the memory of the chivalrous Jacob Hahn. Deceased was born in Germersheim, Rheimpfatz, Bavaria, September 7th 1821, immigrated to Texas in 1845, joined the Texas forces against Mexico in 1845, and at the conclusion of the war settled in Colorado county, where he has since resided; joined Co. "B" Fifth Texas Regiment, Hood's Brigade, July, 1861, wounded June 27, 1862,at Gaines Mill, incapacitating him for infantry, and he was honorably discharged same year. He was twice married, both wives preceding him to the grave.

He was blessed with eight children, all of whom are alive to mourn his loss. At 4 o'clock last Friday afternoon his remains were committed to earth at the Odd Fellows Rest, Rev. T. E. Muse, pastor of the First Baptist Church in this city, officiating.

Submitted by David Hahn
Tombstone photo from files of David Hahn
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hahn, Laura Octavia (Harris)

Mrs. Laura Hahn, resident of El Campo for more than 40 years and widow of Christian Hahn, pioneer Wharton County ranchman, was buried here this morning. She died Tuesday in El Campo. She is the aunt of Albert and Henry Hahn of Columbus. Mrs. Hahn was born in Columbus July 31st, 1844. She was the last surviving child of Mrs. Dilue Harris, who came to Texas with her father, Dr. P.W. Rose, in 1832. Dr. Rose later was the physician for Sam Houston's army. Surviving Mrs. Hahn are a son Guy C. Hahn of South Houston; three daughters, Mrs. H.F. McKay of Houston and Mrs. Nellie Shropshire and Mrs. F.S. Bell of El Campo; fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services were held this morning at the home and at St. Phillip's Church in El Campo. Services at Odd Fellows Rest were under the direction of Untermeyer Bros. Active pallbearers were six of Mrs. Hahn's grandsons: T.K. Bullen, G.C. Hahn, D.G. Hahn, F.S. Bell, Jr., G.J. Willbeck and E.R. Weitzel.

Colorado County Citizen, October 3, 1940
Submitted by David Hahn

Hahn, Leo Victor

Funeral services for L. V. Hahn, 61, active vice president of the Houston National Bank who died Thursday morning in a hospital will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of the Hyde Park funeral home. The body then will be taken to Columbus where services will be held at 2 p.m. at the home of R.R. Wells. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Rest. Mr. Hahn, who lived at 611 Marshall, had been with the bank 23 years. He started working for the bank in 1917 as a teller and became vice president in 1932. He was born at Columbus and formerly worked in a Wharton bank. At one time he was in the rice milling business in Houston. Surviving are his father, Peter Hahn of Houston; a sister Mrs. Hattie Waugh of Houston; two brothers, A. W. Hahn and Henry Hahn of Columbus, and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Stewart Stanuell, Dr. Earl W. Thomas, J.A. Harder, F.M. McDonald, James F. Myer, Jr., N.F. Pennington, W.B. Warren, W.A. Richardson, A.C. Erwin and P.C. Owen.

The Houston Post, April 19, 1940

L.V. Hahn, 61, active vice president of the Houston National Bank, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday April 18th in a Houston hospital. Mr. Hahn was born January 31st 1879, in Columbus. He attended school here and lived in Columbus until he was grown. He married Miss Cecil Byrd Johnson of Columbus.

He was employed in a bank at Wharton, and in 1907 went to work for Vineyard, Walker and Co., bankers in Eagle Lake. Later he was connected with the rice milling business in Houston. In 1917 he began working for the Houston National Bank as saving and exchange teller and became vice president in 1932. Funeral services were held Friday in the chapel of Hyde Park Funeral Home in Houston. Services were held Friday afternoon at the home of R.R. Wells here. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest. Rev. J.W. E. Alvey of Houston officiated. Pallbearers were W.H. Miekow, J.H. Wooten, Earl Sandmeyer, E.G. Miller, R.R. Hadden and Joe Stafford.

The Colorado County Citizen, April 25, 1940
Submitted by David Hahn

Hahn, Mary Dixie

Little Mary Dixie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hahn, of this city, died last Sunday morning at 1 o’clock, aged fourteen months and eight days. In the prsence[sic] of sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends, her remains were committed to the dust in Odd Fellow’s rest, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, Rev. John Weimar officiating,. She was a bright and interesting child, but for four months had been a sufferer from disease, and the Father, in mercy, claimed her for his own.

Colorado Citizen, March 8, 1888, page 3

Hahn, Peter

Peter Hahn, 88, died Tuesday morning at his home, 324 Hawthorne, in Houston.

Mr. Hahn was born January 1st, 1852, in the Live Oak Hill community. He married Catherine Leyendecker of Frelsburg, who died March 3rd, 1903. He was manager of the C & P Hahn general merchandise store here for a long time. He was tax collector of Colorado County for several terms and an alderman for many years. Members of the Holy Name Society of Houston recited the Rosary Wednesday morning at Hyde Park Funeral Home in Houston. Funeral services were held at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday morning in the chapel of the Houston funeral home and at nine o'clock at Holy Rosary Church in Houston. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest here at 11:30 Wednesday morning. Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating, and Untermeyer Bros. in charge. Pallbearers were E.L. Litzmann, H. Braden, Ben Wilde, A. I. Chapman, Albert Goldsmith and S.A. Harbert, Sr.

The Colorado County Citizen, April 25, 1940
Submitted by David Hahn
Tombstone photo from files of David Hahn

Hahn, Peter Henry

Peter Henry Hahn, 83, of Austin passed away Oct. 7. He was born in Columbus. Hahn graduated from the University of Texas in 1941. He served in the Marine Corps from 1941 &endash; 1967, retiring as a Colonel. He served in combat in World War II, including duties on Guadalcanal and Guam. He also served in Korea and Vietnam. After World War II, he returned to the U.S. to various assignments. He was Marine Attache to Secretary of Navy John Connally, and was also assigned Chief of Protocol of all South Pacific areas and lived in Honolulu for one year. After retirement from the Marine Corps, Col. Hahn was overseas administrator for Chromalloy American Corporation throughout the U. S. and Europe. He was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Austin. He was also a member of Onion Creek Country Club and the American Legion. His wife, Mary B. Hahn, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Jonora H. Hahn of Austin; four children, Thomas Hahn and wife, Berna, Patricia Lange and husband, Bob, Mary Susan Craigmile and husband Scott, and James Hahn and wife, Trish; seven grandchildren, James B. Hahn and wife Becky, Christina, Michelle, Kimberly and Maria Craigmile, Robert and Peter Lange; one great-grandchild, Josie Hahn; and a sister, Annette Wilkinson and her husband, Clark. A memorial service took place Oct. 9 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Austin, with the Rev. Lex Breckinridge officiating. A graveside service with fill military honors will take place at 9 a.m. on Nov. 5, in the Ft. Myer Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Colorado County Citizen, October 16, 2002
Submitted by David Hahn

Hahn, Rosalie “Rosa” (Tenius)


Mrs. Rosalena Hahn, wife of Mr. Jacob Hahn, who died at Alleyton last Sunday, was interred Monday at the Odd Fellows’ Rest at this place, her remains being accompanied to the grave by a large procession of relatives and friends.

Weimar Mercury, May 3, 1902, page 2 
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hahn, Sarah Victoria

DIED, in this city Saturday last SARAH VICTORIA, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hahn. This sad demise occurred with a suddenness that sends a shock of pain through every heart. An accident not considered serious resulted in lock-jaw, and “the chalice of the precious wine of life was withdrawn from lips that so enjoyed the draught.” The funeral obsequies were solemnized from the parents’ residence Sunday at 5, p.m., when the treasured little form was laid in the Odd Fellows’ Rest. The Citizen extends sincere condolences to the bereaved parents. The miseria of sorrow sweeps o’er their heartstrings for the fair young life extinguished, but a burst of melody is chanted by the angelic choristers for the little soul safe, safe within the dear Father’s fold.

We speak of the loved and the lost,
Who have gone to the land above
And the mists of the river of death are crossed
By the rainbow of their love.
Sad hearts are yearning in hall and cot
To pillow some dreamless head,
But we know the beautiful changes not
And our darling is not dead.
By the beautiful gate
She’ll watch and wait
Till our feet shall cease to roam,
And over the river
That sings forever,
The dear ones gather at home.

Colorado Citizen, May 14, 1885

Hahn, William Burford "Buppo" , M. D.

William Burford "Dutch" Hahn, M.D., age 85, died on Monday, March 16, 1998. Dr. Hahn, who practiced medicine in Austin, Texas, from 1946 until his retirement in 1980, was born in Columbus, Texas on May 21, 1912. He attended Schreiner College at Kerrville and The University of Texas at Austin. In 1938, he received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. He served his internship at Newell Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Harris Hospital, Ft. Worth, Texas.

During five and a half years of military service in World War II, Dr. Hahn became a major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps with the 56th Evacuation Hospital, attached to the Fifth Army, and saw action in the North African and Italian campaigns. After discharge from military service, he returned to Tulane University for a teaching fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology at Tulane University and Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Hahn was a member of Travis County Medical Society, in which he served as 7th District Counselor, Texas Medical Association, and was one of the founding members of the Journal Club, where he held positions of President and Secretary. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and Nu Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity. He was also a member of the Vestry of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

During his 35 years of medical practice, Dr. Hahn was closely associated with the Daughters of the Charity of St. Vincent de Paul and the staff and nurses of Old Seton Hospital and the new Seton Medical Center. He served as Chief of Staff and was Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology for six years. He served for two years as Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Holy Cross and for four years at Brackenridge. He also taught at the nursing schools of Seton and Brackenridge. His records show that he delivered over 15,000 babies during his medical practice. Dr. Hahn spent 25 years as Medical Director of The Home of the Holy Infancy (now called "Marywood"), a home for unwed mothers, a service he particularly cherished.

Dr. Hahn is survived by his wife of 51 years, Martha Ethridge Hahn; his daughters, Harriet Hahn Cousins and husband, Ralph L. Cousins, of Dallas, Elizabeth (Betty) Hahn of Austin, Martha B. (Missy) Hahn Boone and husband, David Boone, of Dallas; son, Dr. William B. Hahn, Jr. and wife, Kathi Hahn, of Huntsville, Alabama; grandchildren, Christian, Robert and David Cousins, Katherine Austin Hahn, and Lauren Elizabeth Boone; sister, Mrs. Stewart Bosl, of Schulenburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2205 Moffett St. Burial will follow at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Drive.

Austin American Statesman, Wednesday, March 18, 1998.
Submitted by David Hahn
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