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Henry Hackett

Henry Hackett, a pioneer of Pine township, died Saturday of apoplexy at his home near Burdick. He was sitting on the porch, just after dinner, when the attack came upon him, and death came almost instantly. The funeral was held Monday at one o'clock, the services being conducted in the M. E. church at Burdick and the remains interred in the Chesterton cemetery.

Henry Hackett, son of Henry and Sarah (Cotton) Hackett, was born in Seneca county, Ohio, January 22, 1832. His father dying during his childhood, he went to live with an uncle, with whom he remained until he was nineteen year old, when he went to Kent county, Mich., and engaged in farming; there he remained until 1868, when he came to Porter county, Ind., and settled permanently. He enlisted during the war of the rebellion, at an early call, in the First U. S. Sharpshooters. The regiment was composed of companies from eleven states, accurate marksmanship being a requisite for enrollment. They took part in the Peninsula campaign, and at White Oak Swamp Mr. Hackett was wounded by a piece of shell, incapacitating him for six months; after this he had charge of the sanitary warehouse at Point Lookout, Md., where he remained until the end of his term, being discharged August 22, 1864. On August 27, 1852, in Kent county, Mich., he was married to Matilda Fitch, daughter of Amasa and Jane (Tinkler) Fitch. He was trustee of Pine township from 1874 to 1876, and for many years has been one of the leading citizens of the county. His death is sincerely mourned by hosts of friends throughout the county.

Newspaper: The Chesterton Tribune
Date of Publication: August 19, 1899
Volume Number: 16
Issue Number: 19
Page: 1
Column(s): 3

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

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                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
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