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Henry Hageman

Another old settler has passed away in the person of Henry Hageman, who answered death's summons on Sunday midnight. Deceased had been failing for the last year, but had been able to be about until the past few days. The immediate cause of his death was atrophy, which caused him intense suffering. The funeral was held Thursday, the services being conducted in the Chesterton M. E. church and the remains interred in the Chesterton cemetery.

Henry Hageman was born Nov. 21, 1816, in Union county, Ind. (then Indiana Territory). He was the youngest of two children born to John and Hannah (Batton) Hageman, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Virginia. Henry Batton, grandfather of our subject, was a Revolutionary soldier, and the father served in the war of 1812 as major. Grandfather Batton lived to the advanced age of nearly one hundred years. Mr. Hageman lived but a short time in Union county; went to Montgomery county; then to Fountain county, where he received the most of his education, in the town of Robroy, laid out by a brother-in-law. When about twelve years old he came to Laporte county, and after a year came to Porter county, and the family soon followed. Here he followed farming and trading with the Indians, and was soon able to talk the language of the red men. In 1875 Mr. Hageman owned six hundred acres of land in Westchester and Portage townships, and in 1897 he laid out the town of Hageman, now called Porter, at the crossing of the Lake Shore and Michigan Central railroads. For more than a half century he has been an active member of the Methodist church. He served as assessor and trustee of Westchester township at different times, and made a good officer. He was married in 1836 to Hannah J. Gossett, a native of Indiana, and by her had six children -- Sarah J., John, Mariah, Rosa, Letan, and Hannah F. His first wife died March 21, 1891, and in November, 1893, he was married to Mrs. Anna Babcock, of this place, who survives him.

Newspaper: The Chesterton Tribune
Date of Publication: August 19, 1899
Volume Number: 16
Issue Number: 19
Page: 1
Column(s): 3 and 4

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

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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