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Behrend Heinrich Hanken
November 4, 1860–January 29, 1924
The death of Behrend Heinrich Hanken occurred at his home near Langworthy last Tuesday morning at 11 o�clock. Mr. Hanken had been ailing for some time, but had been seriously ill only since Sunday, January 27, 1924.
Mr. Hanken was born in Lovell township, Jones county, November 4, 1860. He was therefore 63 years, 2 months and 25 days of age at the time of his demise. He was the eldest son of the late Wessel and Margaretha Hanken. He continued to live in Lovell township until he was 27 years of age, when he commenced farming for himself near Langworthy. He was married June 25, 1889, to Miss Wilhelmina Stadtmueller, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Stadtmueller, Sr.
There were six children born to this union, viz.: Mrs. Paul T. Schuetz, and Mrs. William Reuter of Monticello, and August, John and Esther, who live at home. One daughter, Anna, died in infancy. In addition to his wife and five children, Mr. Hanken is survived by five brothers, Daniel Hanken of Aurelia; Gerhard and John Hanken of Center Junction; William Hanken of Monticello, and Frederick Hanken of Langworthy. He is also survived by three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday). Short services will be held at the family home, commencing at 1 o�clock, and final services will be held at St. John�s Evangelical Lutheran church at 2 o�clock. Rev. W. H. L. Schuetz of Beecher, Illinois, who was formerly Mr. Hanken�s pastor, will preach a funeral sermon in the German language, and Rev. Paul T. Gutknecht, the pastor of that church, will preach a sermon in the English language. Burial will be had at the Sand Hill cemetery.
Mr. Hanken was one of the substantial and respected citizens of Jones county. His life was contemporaneous with the growth of the county, and he shared in its increase of prosperity. He was a dependable man, and therefore he had many friends who regarded his word as being as sacred as a bond. He was not a demonstrative man, but he was in full sympathy with all that was good in a public way. Privately he was a dependable adherent of his church, and never had other than loyal devotion to his family. With his passing the community loses a good citizen.

Submitted by: Chlona Hanken Hoppe

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