Obit: Hauer, Henry (1867 - 1924)
Surnames: HAUER HARTMAN HALSTEAD
----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 12/06/1924
Hauer, Henry (28 AUG 1867 - 29 NOV 1924)
Last Saturday forenoon our community was shocked by the news that Henry Hauer had died suddenly, at his home a mile east of the village (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.). While it was known his condition was serious he was apparently recovering from the stroke which had afflicted him a month previous, and had been sitting up a part of each day, talking with visitors, and planning the farm work with his family. He was interested in learning the extent of damage caused by the fire the night before and was inquiring of his older daughter, while his son Paul had come in to the factory with the milk. Without any indication that his condition was worse, he passed away, death occurring about nine o'clock, Saturday morning, Nov. 29, 1924.
Henry Hauer was born in Watertown, Wis., on Aug. 28, 1867, being the youngest member of a large family of children. When he was four years of age, his father, Matt Hauer, removed with his family to this vicinity, locating on the land east of town. Which has ever since been Mr. Hauer's home.
The elder Mr. Hauer was by trade a brick-maker, but Henry became a farmer, which pursuit he was successful in, making by the years of diligent effort, a fine farm home. On May 31, 1899, he was united in marriage with Miss Julia Hartman of this village, and to this happy union were born four children: two sons, Paul and Herbert, and two daughters, Edith and Laura. Today this family mourns, grieves more deeply, perhaps, because the husband and father who has been taken from this by death, was a great home-lover; his dear ones could never received to much of his thoughts and attention. He was a man esteemed by his neighbors and fellow citizens. He was continually chosen to public offices, and filled these positions conscientiously. For many years he was town assessor and so thoroughly did he perform the duties of that office that the three townships, of which Mentor was then composed, became an open book to him. Mr. Hauer also served as town chairman for several years.
Mr. Hauer is survived by his wife and four children; one brother, Albert Hauer of Fond du Lac; and one sister, Mrs. Scott Halstead of St. Paul; and a half-sister living in Portland, Ore. He was 57 years, 3 months and 1 day of age.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. John Wilcox preaching the funeral sermon to a large congregation of friends of the deceased, who sorrow with the family in the loss of a true friend. Burial was made in the Mentor Cemetery. Those coming from away for the services were his son Herbert, who attend Reed College at Portland, Ore.; his brother Albert; Mrs. Stanley, Mrs. Garber, Mrs. Brandstedter, of Altoona.
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